No. I wish I did because then at least I'd have some warning and be a bit more prepared. I haven't figured out a 'trigger' yet.
Quoting bldsukr: I have had sleep paralysis for Years! Usually when Im over tired its really bad. But I can always tell when its going to happen because I hear a buzzing sound. Do you get that too?
Yes, I don't usually have a nightmare before hand. I'm like you though - my mind is awake & aware of my surroundings, but I can't open my eyes, move, scream, nothing. I also feel a rushing - like water - in my ears and I, too, feel like something sinister is there.
Quoting bldsukr: Yours is also different in the order of the nightmare then paralysis, mine is when I try to wake up and can't, I get the feeling that something is in the room with me (one time I felt like something was sitting on my chest! Sooo scary!) so I try my hardest to scream and move to wake up but the only thing that works is to acknowledge that I'm stuck, calm down and make myself go back to sleep, when Im finally asleep again Im able to jolt myself awake! Next time it happens to you, think about your day to see if you were super exhausted. I really think theres a connection to being over tired.
DH gets that. It usually happens during a nightmare. I woke up one night with the need to wake him. I resisted. He said he wished I would have.
How long does it normally last?
I've had it a few times. Once I recognize it's going on I just stay relaxed and keep reminding myself whatever seems sinister in the room is not real and in some seconds to minutes I can move.
Here are a couple of great articles I've just found that may further help us...
Treatment of Sleep Paralysishttp://www.fountia.com/sleep-paralysis-treatment/
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