All of us have experienced this sometimes. It does not matter if you are falling asleep or waking up.
You want to turn but you cannot. Your arms and legs are paralyzed and moving is not an option.
Afterward, you feel like something else is moving in the room. From the other side of the room, it comes to you. You want to scream for help but you are unable to scream and then you start feeling like someone is choking you.
You are out of breath and just a few seconds later you sit up. You are looking for the other person in your room, but you are alone. There is no one inside.
Does this sound familiar to you?
This is called sleep paralysis and it is one unpleasant experience, but we will give you a simple explanation.
There were no studies that can explain this condition and people do not know how to explain the “situation”. In the past, there were no scientific explanations and people blamed God or something supernatural.
The fault was found in the demons and devils, but they needed to leave because their “magical delight will fall on the cock’s crow”. But this is a myth and there is a scientific explanation behind this situation.
We will explain what is happening. Sleep paralysis can occur when the mind of the person is awake, but the body is asleep. It happens at the moment when the person starts to fall asleep but happens more when the person tries to wake up.
The body and the mind are caught in a state when they want to wake up and sleep. Then a weird thing happens. The paralyzed state is caused by natural reason, it occurs when you are in REM sleep (rapid eye movement). In that state happens most of the dreaming.
This leads us to another point- the creepy and weird shadows that seem very real. But do not worry, they are hallucinations. Our mind is still dreaming and everything is so real. Now, we need to find out how to stop this madness?
The first thing to do is to get back to the simple things. It is very important to get enough sleep. Are you anxious? Do not think about watching a scary movie before going to bed. Try and be more relaxed. If your body is not under stress you can have a peaceful sleep.
You also need to check if someone in your family had some medical issues and check if you are taking the right medication (if you are taking any). The last solution will be to talk to your doctor and remember that there is no such thing as a demon that will suck your soul.