Is it a demon
After I fall asleep I'm being woke up suddenly normally around 3am I can't move at all or speak I can feel heavy weight all over me and this has been happening every Sunday for awhile , also last night I saw a shadow by my door ... I appreciate any help whatsoever... thanks in advance
I get the same. This is the first comment I have seen and its exactly the same for me. Sometimes I try to shout and I cant. Im held dowm in my bed, in the dark and even growling sounds are heard in my dream. Sometimes im lifted of the bed and paralized. I end up saying the lords prayer in my dream and fight against it and I also say protect me jesus, you are the lord you are the light, You dont scare me and havent had the dream for a while. But I have had the same for a while. They will go for a while and come back again. Waking on the dot, the same time. It can be over whelming. You just have to fight back in the dream and show you arent scared and you have faith in christ. It worked for me. Bit deep though lol.
I can understand why you would think that's a demon, but it's not. It's something called sleep paralysis. Sleep paralysis occurs when you wake up, but are still under the affects of dreaming, basically. You're paralyzed because your body naturally does that so you don't hurt yourself in your sleep. You see this awful shadow because you're still dreaming, just with your eyes open. The hallucinations can get pretty intense and terrifying, plus you may hear things as well. It can happen at any time and if it continues, I would talk to your doctor about it. You should also look up sleep paralysis, just to put your mind at ease.
It's nothing supernatural at all. Simply sleep paralysis. This article from WebMD should help ease your mind. http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/gu … aralysis#2
In fact there are many stories such as yours attributing sleep paralysis to demons, but that's because in the old days before sleep was able to be studied nobody knew what caused sleep paralysis. But now we know and can explain it with science. This article also gives some advice on how to sleep better and hopefully this will help your sleep paralysis go away.
Also since it is happening at the same time every week it may be that there is something that triggers you to wake up and experience the sleep paralysis. Maybe you have a neighbor that gets in at that time and slams the door to their house, waking you just long enough to experience sleep paralysis.
by Alem Belton4 weeks ago
The "I can't move or talk" nightmare, what does it mean?Have you ever had the nightmare where something or someone is holding you down and no matter how hard you try, you cannot move, and when you try to...
by Sa Toya7 years ago
Been reading a lot of hubs on this lately, from Incubi/Succubi to general spirits visiting to the sleep paralysis argument.What do you think?!
by verobaby1233 months ago
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.
by S.Shields8 years ago
I had a lot of sleep paralysis episodes, where I see black shadows in my room, felt pressure on my face and chest, I also felt a hand press down on my side! But the most scariest episode that I ever had in my life,...
by kentuckyslone7 years ago
Do you believe the phenomenon referred to as "Sleep Paralysis" is an event that is normal or...paranormal?
by Violet Flame5 years ago
What do you think is the cause for dream paralysis?Dream paralysis is a frightening experience. I had a lot of them when I was 14 and 15. I am just curious on what your take is on the cause of dream paralysis...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.