- Mar 5, 2011
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Luckily I didn't see anything during (did occasionally hear something though that might have been family members pottering around). I learned to just relax and go back to sleep so I could wake up again without the paralysis. Scariest times were when I would wake up 3 times in a row paralysed. I was afraid it was permanent. Luckily it wasn't but in those moments... scary.what do you guys see during sleep paralysis? do you hang a predator poster on the ceiling?
As for what people see, it is usually down to what is in their cultural consciousness. In the days when people feared witches, they saw the old hag. In more modern times with aliens on TV people see aliens. In other cultures with different myths they see different things. The hallucinations are waking nightmares triggered by the fear you experience when semi waking while still in sleep state so really whatever you fear your mind creates usually.
It is usually triggered more commonly while sleeping on your back. Might be part of why I havent had it in years (touch wood). Being a belly sleeper has one advantage I guess.