a phenomenon in which people, either when falling asleep or wakening, temporarily experience an inability to move. More formally, it is a transition state between wakefulness and rest characterised by complete muscle atonia (muscle weakness). It can occur at sleep onset or upon awakening, and it is often associated with terrifying visions (e.g. an intruder in the room), to which one is unable to react due to paralysis. Sleep paralysis has been linked to disorders such as narcolepsy, migraines, anxiety disorders, and obstructive sleep apnea; however, it can also occur in isolation. When linked to another disorder, sleep paralysis commonly occurs in association with the neuromuscular disorder narcolepsy.
Some features of sleep paralysis:
- Eye movements are typically preserved. It more often occurs while sleeping on one’s back.
- Visual and auditory hallucinations often occur and may include a sense of an evil presence, of being touched, or hearing voices or noises in the room.
- Occasionally faces or people may be seen at the bedside.
- A sense of breathlessness (or chest pressure, even someone standing on one’s chest) may exist.
It is common and may be experienced by 20% to 60% of people, depending on the population examined. In a study of college students, 21% were found to have had at least one episode of sleep paralysis, but only 4% had 5 or more episodes. It is believed to be precipitated by sleep deprivation, stress, and sleep schedule disruption. In experiments, it has been shown to occur with disruption of rapid eye movement (REM), or dream sleep.
Is it odd that I really like sleep paralysis? and hypnagogic hallucinations? once you calm down and train your brain to take control, it can turn into a lucid dream and those are always fun
Omfg i hate sleep paralysis i dont get it anymore but when I was like 15 i had it almost every other night it was so awful
progress after 13 months…I’m a brand new person and it’s all thanks for my amazing trainer and all of my hard work! I’m so glad I decided to make this lifestyle change!
i was in a good mood for once
thanks for ruining it
i really appreciate it
and every guy is in love with her, you just sit there like;
Then she calls her self ugly;
I never reblog anything but this actually destroyed my entire life.
Oh my god, that is the cutest and saddest thing I’ve ever seen.
this gave me tears..
a throw pillow. how do i defend myself with that xtcfygvbuh
A chair, Wooooh my life is saved.
a table :D
..a packet of monster munch.
a blanket? o ok i’ll just cuddle him to death~
a sculpture of my cat that my brother made in 6 grade… oh okay
My 3/10th done English project..
THE KIRKEN SHEEP
lol it’s actually a knife
because i keep a knife next to me when i’m home alone
the funny thing is that i’m not even lying
A plastic cup, I am going to die.
my scream mask. that’ll scare the shit out of him.
a fucking bottle of water? hahaha fuuuuu
my bunkbed frame, how the hell am i going to fucking use this O.o
THE GOD DAMN WALL, im doomed for death , fuuuuuuuuu.
my walll D’:
a flower pen o.O that can work. i can poke him in the eye with it :D YEA !
the sound system.. seems legit.
my phone. ill call the police
blow dryer? could i use that?
remote control. Feeling safe
well technically this points to my tumblr dashboard.