Last Night I Got Sleep Paralysis and It Was Horrible
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With every positive story, there is a negative one. After what seemed like forever in this dream, I began to wonder if I could wake myself up. I tried really hard and couldn't do it. I tried a few more times, still no luck. After trying about 5 or 6 times to wake myself up from this dream state, I could start to feel my body in the regular world. I just could not move. It felt like I was paralyzed and I didn't know if I was ever going to wake up. I know this sounds fake and ridiculous, but apparently this is what sleep paralysis is. Here's a quick definition from America's Favorite Way to Diagnose Yourself, Web MD:
"Sleep paralysis is a feeling of being conscious but unable to move. It occurs when a person passes between stages of wakefulness and sleep. During these transitions, you may be unable to move or speak for a few seconds up to a few minutes. Some people may also feel pressure or a sense of choking."
Luckily, I had no feeling of pressure or sense of choking. It still sucked. I had read about lucid dreaming before and I thought that it really would be the coolest thing of all time. Maybe it would be if I knew how to properly control it. All I know is that I am kind of scared to go to bed tonight.