Hi new to the forum, was looking up SP and found a blog by Erin Pavlina on AP which lead me here. It amazes me to read so many stories that are so similar to my own. Please pm me if you can teach me anything! I've been having SP since I was in 4th grade.
* We were taking the TAAS test and if you finished early you could read, draw or put your head down. I put my head down and fell asleep on my desk. (What felt like 5 mins later but was actually about an 30 mins to an hour.) I remember my teacher asking me to wake up now but I couldn't move. She asked me again and I tried to pick my head up and I couldn't understand why my body wasn't responding to my thoughts. My teacher realized I was wasn't moving and I could hear her feet rush across the carpet over to me, and I kept thinking just pick your head up. She started to shake me gently while telling me to wake up. This was really freaking me out since I knew I wasn't responding physically but was very aware that I should have. She then panicked sent a student to get help and kept trying to wake me which she succeeded at. I was so scared i woke up crying and she took me to the nurse and waited with me till my mom got there. My mom took me home and "explained" to me that I had what she called a black out. She didn't know exactly how to explain it to me but basically told me what I already knew from experience. She didn't know why we had them or how to make them stop for good just how to come out of them faster. Which was through praying.
*I had the "black-outs" which was/is SP since then and still have them today in the present. Although it has been probably a few months since the last one. I don't like them, I don't want them and I still don't know a lot about them, but try to learn. Most the time they are pretty much the same experience. I wake up? My eyes are open but I can't move or talk and I'm very scared and feel threatned. I immediately want to get out of this trance. I usually pray and pray until I wake up, but sometimes I forget my prayer. If my husband is sleeping next to me I will try to breathe faster to wake him up so he will wake me up~*~*Like Millennium Mike said he does
My husband knows I experience this and knows to wake me if I start to do anything weird in my sleep.*
**I think I have had 2 OBE but not sure maybe I was hallucinating? It started off as SP but felt like it was lasting longer than any other times. I was visiting my aunt for the wknd and was sleeping on her floor in the living room. When it happened I tried to pray my way out but I couldn't. I decided I would have to go get my aunt and have her wake me up. I remember dragging myself and trying to crawl across the floor. When I finally made it to the threshold of her living room and hall which is right in front of her bed room, it felt like I hit glass wall. For some reason I couldn't cross over in to the hall, I couldn't leave the living room. It really felt like I was hitting a glass wall. I turned my head to see myself (body) sleeping on the floor and realized how it didn't make sense for ME to leave and get my Aunt to wake ME up! I then woke up gasping for air. I couldn't sleep the rest of the night, I turned the light on and tv and waited for morning. The next time this happened to me was the last time I had SP a few months ago but some other stuff happened to which needs other puzzle pieces first.**
***The 1st time I saw something like a hallucination was in summer 2009. I lived with in walking distance from my mom and brothers so we would visit each other often. One night my brothers were over my house(one was 14 one was 11) and they were playing the PS3 with my husband. I fell asleep from boredom on the couch watching them. When they decided to go home it was dark and late and I just happened to wake up at the same time. Our entertainment center w/ tv and game was on the opposite wall the couch was on. Anyways I woke up to them leaving out the door, I said wait let us drive you home its late and dark out. They started to say "No it's ok we live right there sis" but while they were talking to me and hubby I saw a little girl reaching for something just out of her reach on the top of the entertainment center. I asked my husband and brothers if they saw her and they said no and looked at me like I was crazy. So I just convinced myself I was half asleep half awake. Don't really know what to make of it to be completely honest though.***
****Another time I was having SP the most recent time, I "woke up" and again I couldn't pray myself awake like I normally could because I couldn't remember the prayer. I was starting to panic because I have said this prayer sooooo many times in my life and it had almost always worked before but now I couldn't remember the words. So then I started to telling my self over and over "Wake Up!" That wasn't working either and this was becoming the longest time I had SP. I thought it'll be over soon, just calm down, you'll completely wake up just wait. Well I waited and waited and still nothing seemed to be happening. (Waking up.) Then I heard a little girl giggling from what seemed to be the bottome left corner of my bed. Not menacing or threatening laughter but more like rude laughing or making fun of me laughing. Well that really spooked me! I just couldn't stay in that room anymore. So I started to trying to through myself off my bed so that maybe my husband would hear me hit the floor and come check on me. I kept trying and trying and finally I did make it to the floor. I also managed to drag my self across the floor from my bed to my bedroom door, then from there through my kitchen, and from my kitchen to the living room. Where I was throwing my arms at my husbands feet. I kept saying to him please hear me and help me wake up. He didn't hear me but he did keep moving his feet. And then I woke myself up and bolted out of my bed and straight for the living room. I told him what happened and he said he never heard or saw anything that the door to our bedroom was closed the whole time until I came running through it. But I knew what tv program he was watching before I came in there even though it was over by the time my whole self came into the room.***
Another time I had SP was when I was taking a nap about 9am-10am I "woke up" on my side and realized there was a little girl snuggled up to me. By the time I gasped in shock she was gone.
Also the only time I've EVER slept walked was not too long ago, and was also scary to me. I had watched a Movie with my hubby fell asleep as usual on the couch. He kept watching the movie My husband called out to me and I kept going, he called me again but I kept going. I made it to the island in our kitchen when I stopped looked down and said "Come'ere CAT!" as if I was very annoyed with it. My husband screamed my name this time which woke me up. I was so scared and I couldn't understand why I was standing in my kitchen or why my husband was yelling at me. I thought I had been in my bed sleeping. I was frozen stiff and couldn't move. He had to come to me and pick my up like a child and tell me everything was ok. He explained what has happened, and afterwards I laughed about it especially since we didn't have a cat!
Well thank you for reading this I know it's long didn't realize when I started how long it was going to be...If anybody can help me understand SP any better please help. Thank you