Sleep Paralysis – The Nightmare

I know this is not technically “paranormal” but for those that suffer from sleep paralysis can easily think something paranormal is happening to them at time of their experience.

From the feeling of a presence in their room to the belief that they are being abducted by aliens. It can be quite scary, very scary for some of those that suffer from it.

I am one of those sufferers. It started in my teens when I used to experience it quite regular, then it seemed to die down for a while but these last few months it seems to have come back with a vengeance. For the past few months maybe 4 nights per week I will experience an episode of waking up in the middle of the night not being unable to move and hallucinating.

I have found I get it most when I’m a bit stressed, have a lot on my mind or if I’m very tired.

Because I know what is happening I can for most of the time remain calm and tell myself to relax and I will wake up properly. It can seem like its lasting a long time when in fact it’s probably just seconds.

But then there are times when you I do still panic and get freaked, especially if I feel like there is a dark presence in the room or if I’m experiencing a bad hallucination of some entity pressing down on my chest or if I feel like I am being violently rocked back or fourth or even seeing a dark figure trying to grab at me, and then there is the loud buzzing noise in the ears.  Apparently its all quite common.

So when I came across this trailer for a documentary about sleep paralysis it grabbed my attention straight way.

The documentary is called ‘The Nightmare’ and it shows why sleep paralysis can be the scariest thing in the world. Scarier than any horror movie.

Filmmaker Rodney Ascher goes around interviewing a bunch of sufferers of the condition and then recreates their experiences in real life.

The documentary was released on 5th June 2015 which I only just realised after watching the trailer. So I will have to find a copy and make time to watch it.

It got a rating of 5.9 on IMDB. Not very high but it should still be worth a watch I figure.

Have you seen it, what did you think?

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