What does my dream mean when its like i can't move, and i want to & i struggle but it feels like...
somethings holding me down.. I can't talk but i want to scream out for help but nothing comes out.
it means that be bold and make your own path.
many of them can show u the door but its u who have to step in..
it means u have to struggle on your own in life
nobody's gonna help u at times..
They have suggested an alternative explanation in reference to these "night attacks" my assumption would be, either I have misunderstood the actual event taking place, or they have. It all comes down to whether your asleep or awake when it happens.
You are in a struggle spiritually and you need to find the Light, You need to make your decision to break that thing, that has a hold over you. Just making the decision and follow through will release you from that which holds you.
you know i have the same problems but if its a spiritually thing how do i find the light??what do you mean by finding the light?? ive had this problem for years ive had it sence i was 15 and im 21 now.
It happend 2 me as well like 3 times buh sum1 told me it happens only if u sleep facing upwards, u should sleep on ur left or right lool I want to try sleeping straight n see if it happens again just to see if its true
i can't remember the specific name for this condition, but i do know that when we are in deep sleep our bodies are naturally paralysed for security basically. When you are disturbed by a dream you can become aware of this paralysis but its nothing to worry about as it is a natural process of sleep.
I'd say that it is trying to tell you that you are struggling with something. You are holding back or are allowing someone to hold you back. You need to stop struggling and trust your instincts.
It sounds like it not a dream that you are having, but a condition called sleep paralis! If this happens too often you might want to concider seeing a doctor and have a sleep study done. I know that it is a frightening thing to wake up and not be able to move, but really you need to talk to your doctor!
oh wow i thought i was the only person to have experienced this, only once when i was a liitle whippersnapper i had what i thought was a dream exactly like what you just described in the question. it was weird !! some of these comments are creeping me out though, especially the whole paralysis talk. Good job the tooth fairy came that night so when i collected my pound coin i forgot all about it haha XD
I actually learned about this in psychology ^-^ it's because the dreams we remember come during REM sleep, and during this stage of sleep your body's paralyzed, this comes through in your dreams sometimes, because you want to move but you can't. Pretty weird lol and definetly scary in a dream
is there a way to get rid of it, last night and before that night a while back i kept waking up in my room but couldn't move breathe or speak. I also saw some things and was trying to scream for my mom, but i couldn't and i didn't know if i was awake
Pray over your sleep, yourself, and house in Jesus name.
A demon once attacked me and I couldn't breath, but when I could breath I prayed and told the suffocating spirit to get off me in Jesus name. I have felt it more than once and it leaves everytime in Jesus name.
I have many prayers on my profile for deliverance, warfare, evil spirits plus more that will help you.
God bless you!
i dont know if you still log in to this but it happeneds to me alot and its uncomfortable i pray i even have the bible next to me why does it happened
I'm a Christian so and this is the second time this has happend to me. anyway when it happend I quickly just said in my head JESUS and it literally goes away the second his name pops in my head cuz I'm pararlized and I can't speak.
Now this makes so much sense to me. I always thank God for saving me after experiencing something like this. It felt like I was dying and I couldn't do something about it.
This sounds like sleep paralysis. I experienced something similar two nights in a row a little over a year ago. In my case, after falling asleep with my girlfriend at the time, I awoke but was not certain if I was awake because I could see the room, my girlfriend and all with clarity but I could not move or speak. The first night it happened, I believe I succumbed to it and fell back asleep. When it happened again the next night, I struggled with it. Firstly I tried to bump my girlfriend with my head to wake her up. That failing, I continued to fight it like it was a spirit trying to possess me and I mentally willed it to leave me, eventually freeing one arm and then the rest of my body. After regaining control of my body and beeing fully awake, I got up and walked around for a minute. Then I laid back down and this time I conciously kept my hand open and palm to the floor as I put my arm back over my girl. Before, when in the state of paralysis my arm was over her and my hand was closed. I think that created a closed circle/inward spiral that facilitated the sleep paralysis. It was by opening that hand that I had initiated movement of my arm and subsequently broke the paralysis. While I don't know for sure if these two experiences had anything to do with spirits, I do know that the apartment below us had been vacant for some time since the prior tenent had died in the apt. It makes me wonder. Spirits or no, it is a creepy and helpless feeling all the same.
I experience this a lot but only when I eat late at night I everytime I try to call my wife to wake me up sometimes she hears me but she says that I sound like am making a hmmm sound and she wakes me up by moving me other times i call her and she don
This just happend to me last night. This exact thing. Except the room wasnt so clear, it was like covered in blankets and i had to shake my head to wake up when i realised i had to wake up. I was so hoping it was a dream.and it was i guess
I can only suggest that it means someone wants to hold you back. More than likely it is someone you look up to or that is close to you. They want to silence or be rid of something that they envy about you
It's called sleep paralysis. I've had sleep paralysis before; a few times. It's like your spirit is awake but your body is still sleep, and you struggle to move or open your eyes. Once, when I was younger, it was in the form of a dream. In the dream, I was under a bus and I couldn't break free. It scared me then. However, I don't think you should worry about it. I've noticed it came when I either had extreme tiredness or was going through emotional stuff in my life. Are you getting enough rest or is there something going on in your life that you feel you have no control over?
Once, I just laid there and just went back to sleep (I figured that I just wasn't ready to get up yet). But I will say that if you want to get up, just thinking about the name of Jesus and His power will free you from the sleep paralysis at that very moment. Through the name of Jesus, you have control of your body and the authority.
I have done that so many times to call.in the name of jesus and only once it worked for me. I was getting really bad nightmares
This is an opportunity to concur your fears. For me as a young child I just prayed to God and he helped me defeat the demon. From that point on I knew that no matter what God is always with me.... :-)
Calling on the name of Jesus is the way to go. Keep calling until it's broken.
i had that many times, just like you do, i also call ''Jesus'' everytime , nd everytime i call him everything just comes out normaly How mighty our God is,, I might've died while asleep , f i never knew about Him
I had this happened to me as well. I'm glad to hear other people had experienced this because it frightened me, but I never looked into it.
I've experienced the same thing a handful of times before, back when I was depressed. I didn't know how it's called until I read this. Thanks for sharing your idea.
I have only had one experience like that and it is very scarey. I just tried concentrating on moving my hands and finally could a bit, but it was extremely hard to do.
It is normal as I have felt that many times in my dreams. Sometimes dreams are very realistic but now I am totally aware of my dreams so I will overcome such situation by opening my eyes at the moment when it happened.
Sleep Paralysis is a natural process of the body going into a sleep mode. Normally we do not experience sleep paralysis(that we remember) because we fall right to sleep. This can be a terrifying experience to many people until they realize that it is a sleep process. People who experience OBE's (Out-of-Body) Experiences, usually use the awareness of sleep paralysis to have OBE's.
Out of the body experience, or "astral projection" is often confused with what she originally asked. It's believed individuals who experience astralp often see themselves sleeping. When I go through as she described, Im awake& C a dark cloud over
As Auspicious said sleep paralysis is a natural body function that keeps us from flailing around and hurting ourselves in our sleep.
But some of us wake to a degree before it lets go of its control.
I suffered from it regularly as a adolescence into adulthood and it was terrifying even after I understood what is happening and it still happen once in awhile to this day. It hasn't become any more fun with time.
She's not talking about sleep paralysis she's talking about while she's asleep. This is a reoccurring theme in my dreams movements are very hard. Walking is either impossible like I'll feel stuck to the floor or movement will just be difficult requiring me to do bizarre things like walking backwards or crawling in order to get anywhere. I have no idea the underlying reason for this but it's very common for me to have this in my dream.
I had a dream that my mother wanted to posses me and every time I wake up I will fall back to sleep and the same dream would come back I did mention this jesus and god and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. WhenI try to move they tickle me in my ticklish spot and tthat's when it becomes so uncomfortable and while tbey tickling me the spirits pin me down today dream was the weirdest because I bite tge spirit and I felt the teeth marks on my ticklish spot what does this mean ???
My last response to the topic is, if you have ever played with a ouija board or some type of spirit/paranormal game or maybe your not spiritual, do yourself a favor & just once, hit the nearest church w/ a priest to bless you just for a soul clea
Is so crazy because when I was younger I played with the wiggy board
This is within the dream, but can you move once you wake up? Sometimes, this is just a symbol that you feel stuck in your life.
Some believe it is a state between sleep and consciousness, others feel it is a more supernatural experience. Personal experience on the subject, I tend to lean towards supernatural. It first happened when I was only around sixteen, a friend if mine and her step sister had made a homemade ouija board. After having played with it until it began to say terrible things to us, we went to bed. As I laid there, not really tired, I felt a tingling start at my feet and go all the way up to my neck. Then I was paralyzed, I couldn't move, my eyes open, I could see my friend laying next to me, I believe she was even talking at the time. I tried wit all my strength to hit her and get her attention, but I could not. Then I began saying The Lord's Prayer in my head over and over until I felt my body jerk and I hit her leg. The creepiest part was it looked like some cloudy dark mist or smoke was hovering above me, moving. I realize it may have been happening more often, oddly when my furniture in the room faced so that when I slept, my feet were towards a door.
Throughout all of high school it continued to get more frequent, then when I moved out, it lessened and lessened. Depending on where I was, usually influenced if I would suffer an attack, or at least that's what I called them. My state of consciousness was to strong to call it some kind of astro projection in the works.
I am not sure if your a religious person, or how it effects you spiritually, i just know when it happened to me, it is able to keep me from breathing, I used to almost always end up gasping for air. This could be from fear, I am not sure, I just know if you have anyway to keep your mind occupied while your laying down waiting to fall asleep, it seems to help distract your efforts, and tire the brain.
After I'd moved into a house where the previous renter had been killed there, by her boyfriend, I expected this type of occurrence to happen much more, my mother, who'd live there even before I was in there, had experienced some unsettling mishaps. Enough to lead her to a shaman, she drew him a diagram of the house, and he drew her a portal in where he explained to her, a portal existed. It was my own discovery that this was in front of my bedroom window. I took images of these giant orbs resting above our bed, but after my son was bit in the face by a scorpion there I had found a peace with those who have past on. Realizing our focus should be placed in things that were living, like scorpions.
Very simple. During sleep your body is at rest and recharging itself. While your mind may be still active. You may want to do some 'action' in your dreams, but your 'second nature' gives you the feeling of immobility. Simply to prevent you from falling off the bed or hitting your partner or things like that.
In other words, just like we do the breathing without being conscious about it, our inner system prevents us from doing unwanted things when in sleep.
Sleep paralysis, I get it now and again, don't worry about it, just part of the way things are, don't tell the doctor, they will only try and put you on some medication for it.
Whatever it is called I don't think you have to worry about it because I experience it almost every week. I am a teacher and sometimes after my lunch I take a small nap in my staff room on my chair itself. After sometime I feel that my students have come to meet me. I can hear voices in the corridor and I say to my self 'come on wake up, students (sometimes peon) are here' but I just wont wake up. I find my self struggling to get up, pushing the table and all sorts of things but just wont. And finally after the struggle when I wake up I am actually in the same position I had slept and the best thing nobody is come to meet me.
I was worried about it initially because I actually felt my students had come and when I phoned them they said no. Gradually I realized it happens just because I have it in my mind that I shouldn't be found sleeping when someone visits me. Now I am cool about it. And yeah I sleep less often after lunch... he he....
It would be my first response to assume you are not well rested when beginning your day. Perhaps minor adjustments to your daily routine, like cutting out the nap, will allow you to be ready for bed earlier, giving you more time to get adequate rest.
I've had this too.
I'm guessing here but the Soul does travel. Not for long, usually, but it does, and I guess that the body has to await its return. You are actually a Soul, and the body is simply the vehicle or instrument of the Soul.
One other thing, although I would not advice you to dwell on this, is that there are also 'wrong forces' that can come. Practice calling on God regularly in the waking state and you will learn to remember this if you need to in the dream state.
Thank you so much everyone I want to tell my story I fill someone lingering my back and elbows are cold and my left hand is getting warm what to say when its not my story is this really a need to know how do I know if I'm suppouse to say anything its cold I hear a whispering voice the darkness is trying to cover the room I see things all I wanted to do was play with my toys my spine fills cold what's happening I have been threw a lot of trauma already everything is emotional I am a careing young adult of 18 but why does these things wear black why did my spine hurt for a few seconds my brain felt like it was hanging or dead my brain tingled she has black hair its on the floor crawling I fill like I'm twisting I hear breaking or snapping this is not my story am I crazy I'm just cold my spine fills knotted I can't leave of on that what's going to happen this morning do I want to know well my mom is twistted she had me very young the talks I payed attention to but I just wanted to play with my toys my teeth fill knocked I hear whispears this is stupid yet serious my teeth fill sharp I hear sounds I smell frys my but fills weird on occasions what is this
I have woke up wanting to scream out for help filling stuck not able to breathe I don't know why it hapned two times in a row whil sleeping next to my brother I told my self I just want to move my brain told me to crawl I see my self crawling my eye
I have had dreams like this in the past and very recently too. When I woke after the last one I realized I was on my side and had crossed my arms in such a away that I was partially laying on my hand, or it was tucked under my body and so I was, in a way actually immobilized. I think past dreams like that may have had to do with my feet getting tangled in the blanket too. There are probably some psychological reasons for some dreams like that, but I think it's possible that there may be other reasons, such as the ones I described.
Oh, I think I experienced the same thing before but I think I was half-awake at that time. My friends told me that it's like your soul is trying to get out of the physical body. I find this question very helpful as I see a lot of answers mentioned. Thanks for putting this up.
Might be the beginnings of an astral state. Have you ever heard of lucid dreaming or astral projection. Your mind can be awake after your body falls asleep. It will feel like your frozen. It is called sleep paralysis.
Yes, between falling asleep could be the beginning of an astral state. You can induce the astral state or by pass it to unconsciousness where you may or may not have dream recall.
That was the word I searched for astro projection. That is different than sleep paralysis. I have been scared. But relieved to find out it wasn't a bad thing.
Ive learned this from my mom... The only thing you can move is your right thumb, just move it untill you break free
I have had it and I feel like I cant wake up but I feel like in the dream its so real like I can see the person next to me but cant say anything or move or do anything. Regardless if anyone is around it usually happens when you or for my reasons when I am without sleep and if I attempt to try and fall aslleep after it happened it happens again right after that same night or day or whenever. It can be so simple as just that time not having enough sleep to the point that you have that issue just like people halluciante after awhile.
That's what's supposed to happen. Your body paralyzes itself so you don't act out your dreams.
This is called sleep paralysis. I have experienced this off and on for years along with bad nightmares. To break free of it just relax your mind and fall back asleep, don't freak out or else you might fall into a bad rhythm of nightmares and insomnia.
It is also known that being in sleep paralysis is a way people astral project also.
I am not sure if you mean that you are no longer dreaming and can't move to wake up (Sleep paralysis) or if you simply cannot move in your dream. If you are actually dreaming, then it could mean that you have a sense of losing control of events in your life. Other dreams that demonstrate a sense of impotence or lack of control include dreams where one is losing one's teeth.
On occasion I will have dreams where I need to be moving quickly, but my legs are like lead; I struggle to take even one step. I find myself furious with myself and terribly frustrated. These tend to be my worst nightmares, as I usually am trying to get away from something terrible.
Sounds like you had sleep paralysis! Scary stuff, but completely harmless. Sleep paralysis happens when your mind wakes up but your body doesn't. During sleep, our brain paralyzes our bodies so that we don't walk around and kill ourselves. When you wake up and are paralyzed, that just means your mind woke up but your body is still in sleep mode.
It's lucid dreaming. It's basically being aware that you're dreaming when it happens. It is more likely to happen in REM sleep
As other people have already stated, it sounds a lot like sleep paralysis. When you fall asleep, you brain shuts down the movement of your muscles to prevent you from acting out your dreams. If you've ever paid attention to the process that occurs when you fall asleep, you'll notice you gradually relax more, then you don't want to move as much. You start to see and hear things that aren't there as you move into a full sleep state. If you're jolted back to attention in this state you may notice that your legs kick out suddenly.
Waking up occurs in the opposite sequence. Usually the paralysis and unconsciousness occur together so you don't notice the paralysis, but when you wake up, you can somethings become conscious before the paralysis ends. At this point you're in a state where you're still partially asleep, even though your eyes are open, so you can have strange feelings of fear or dread and even hallucinate because your dreams seem like reality.
Nothing that happens during this paralysis can hurt you though. It's all just a vivid waking form of dreaming. If it happens again, just stay as calm as possible and it will pass. I've personally had sleep paralysis once, and it really was terrifying, but because I'd read about it before, I worked out what it was and was able to calm myself down. If I didn't know anything about it, I don't know how I would have reacted.
I have experienced it. I can hear and see my family. Watch them move around the.house. I. Float like my spirut leaves my body. I wake up. By imagining I am holding on to.something. like a doorknob. In some cultures this is normal. Spiritual. Strenght
I keep having this nightmare and it's just about to the point where I don't want to sleep anymore.
In my dreams...
I see little "ghostly" children walking around. Some of them I know (in my dreams only), some are new to me every night. Some of the children I know by name and try to call out to them, but I am physically unable, and can't talk at all.
Last night did it for me. I dreamt that there were pictures of all the children hanging in my garage!! Then I looked to my neighbor and spoke with her. But what's super weird was that she isn't my real neighbor. It was just an older lady playing in her yard with a child. I asked her if she knew the kids in the pictures. She told me to hit the pictures and tell them to go away. So I gave it a try.
When I looked at the pictures again, they were all turned around. But there was one of a little girl and written on the picture it said "ask about her".
When I turned back to the neighbor to ask about the girl, she was gone.
So I began hitting the pictures, but the words would not come out of my mouth. Almost like I lost my voice.
I tried to say it louder and louder, but there was nothing coming out. I finally woke up yelling "GO AWAY", scaring my husband. I told him about my dream and he said that I talk in my sleep all the time, but that he can never make out what I'm trying to say.
After he left for work at 530am I went back to sleep.
I thought I was still awake but I must have went back to sleep.
I thought I heard him come back into the house, I heard the door open, and even heard him turn the alarm off.
When I looked up he never came into the room. Then I saw one of the kids from my dreams walking around the house. This was a kid I knew by name and I tried calling out to him, but couldn't say anything. Then I heard my husbands electric toothbrush turn on, but there was no one there.
When the sounds all went away I realized I was asleep and woke up, checked the time and it was only 5:50am.
I have dreams about things like this all the time, but it never stays in my mind long enough to remember. Which is why I am writing this right away while it is still fresh.
Does anyone else have dreams like this, or am I just crazy? Can anyone shed some light on the subject of these continuous reoccurring nightmares?
Are these related to sleep paralysis?
Actually yes. It does make weird hallucinations, but u can control your dreams.
i had but not this sort of your are really scary and wired im astonished to read them but the thing is you are still brave and bearing it i think it is sleep paralysis to , because you are trying to speak loud and loud and you are not able to do ...
i get the same experience as well but last night was even worst. this time i felt like something was trying to lifted me. im honestly so scared idk what to do
There is only one way that never stop a step that you are climbing but should know that why you are climbing or riding just work hard. I think that will make you success.
Dreams are indicated by the day activities and i prefer you 20minutes before sleep to make any physical exercise and you will see they will be dissapear.
Glad I found this site.
Last night I dreamed approx. 10 times that I was in my Mom's house where I slept when I was going to school 30 yrs ago. I kept dreaming that I was stuck in the bed, not being able to move and calling out for help. I would wake up and go back into the same dream. I begin asking myself was the devil or an evil spirit in my body. I was becoming terrified and during the last few dreams started praying and asking God for help. I said 12 "Hail Marys" and the Lord's Prayer over and over. I even looked at the alarm clock to see what time it was (4:00 am) Again, I dreamed approx. 10 times back to back. I was screaming out for help at the end of the dream and that's what kept waking me up. I don't think it was an evil spirit now because God would have ridden my body of it and allowed me to move. It wasn't until after I finally was able to break loose from the bed to stop the dreams. I didn't realize that I was not in my Mom's house until a few hrs later after my alarm clock went off. What does this all mean?????
Dreams basicaly tell you what is happening to your life, or in your subconscious mind. Being unable to move may symbolize inner wars(self-sabotage), sabotage from situations around you or a sense of being unable to cope with your present conditions.
If such kind of dreams are persistent, it shows that the issue is real rather than vague. A little self examination may reveal the source of the paralysis.
you are in so much stress about your close relationship.you just have to release yourself from that relation.
It just happened to me like ten minutes ago. I was just falling asleep and then as soon as I fell asleep it felt like I woke up and i tried to turn over and that didnt work and my arm and hand was numb and so was my whole body and it was hurting me so i tried to talk and that didnt work so then i was asking god to wake me up and it worked . I can see everything in my room and hear everything but i just cant move or speak and in my mind im awake and im saying omg i cant wake up whats happening this is scaring me. But it has been happening for about a year now so im kinda used to it. It still scares me though.
Having sleep paralysis while falling asleep means your mind stays awake and your body falls asleep faster than you. I wrote a hub about this with more info, but basically one way to get rid of this is to make sure you have a good sleep schedule.
my mom said the spider is crawling on your chest, shove it off!
As many others have said, this is sleep paralysis. I've had it once, and it was no fun.
I have read that if it happens again to keep your eyes closed to avoid hallucinations, and try wiggling your fingers and toes. Once you're able to wiggle them, your body will continue waking up on its own. Very scary, but it's not something that can hurt you.
i had the same problem few months ago and i can ssay i was able to see the ghost and phantoms in the dream i was half awake and was not able to move the body even i was not even able to say a single word but the most scary thing was i was able to
I would think the most simplistic answer is probably true;
1st - your subconscious fees stuck. Now determining what in your life your subconscious might be feeling stuck by, that is another question entirely.
2nd - you scream but no one hears you - I would interpret that as you don't feel as though you're problems are being heard, or validated.
I just had this dream about 15 minutes ago. I was laying face down on my stomach. & I literally felt like someone was smothering my face into the pillow & I felt a very heavy body on top of me & all of my body felt paralyzed I couldn't move at all. & when I tried to scream out I couldn't. I couldn't move my toes or my fingers absolutely nothing. & the weird thing is that I woke up with my heart racing & short of breath like I couldn't breathe. It's probably the scariest & realist dream I've ever had in my life.
.maybe you were abducted...by a past experience. or you had an encounter with e.t's.
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