Hi my name is Peter and this is my first ever post. I have been suffering with sleep paralysis for as long as i can remember.There are times when i could slip in and out of the paralysed phase up to 10 or 11 times before i get to sleep fully.
I have experienced everything that people have mentioned here. These episodes are always very uncomfortable and sometimes completely terrifying. I always have the sense that there is an evil presence in the room and i feel extremely vunerable. Recently i have learned to control these episodes by taking long deep breaths when things start to get very intense.
I have had a few experiences which made me never want to fall asleep again. Once i heard (what i believed to be an evil spirit) shouting things at me in a language which i didn't understand, and the 'old hag' was quite common place in my early experiences.
Anyone experience things such as that? I try talking to some friends about it but they have never experienced it so they have no idea how scary it actually can be.