the numb stuff is starting to wear off more and it hurts :(
I touched on sleep paralysis the other day, but decided to make a more detailed post because it can’t be summed up in a few lines.
What is sleep paralysis?
Sleep paralysis is a phenomena experienced by people either falling asleep or just waking up. Sufferers of sleep paralysis experience a brief period of time where they are unable to move, and this is usually accompanied by terrifying sensations, visions, and sounds. The most common of these are the sensation of something sitting heavily on your chest, a figure standing over/climbing onto the bed, heavy breathing, or voices.
What causes sleep paralysis?
Simply speaking, it’s an overlapping of two parts of the sleep cycle - REM sleep and the waking stages. REM sleep is when dreams occur, and so basically what happens is you’re dreaming while you’re technically awake. Because you’re not yet fully awake, your body is unresponsive, giving the sensation that you’re paralysed. The visions that are seen are actually dream images being projected into your waking life as hallucinations. Sleep paralysis is more likely to occur if you go to bed incredibly tired or sleep on your back.
Sleep paralysis and the paranormal
There has been a lot of debate about the relationship between sleep paralysis and the paranormal. Spirits have been known to communicate through dreams, and so some people believe that the hallucinations seen during sleep paralysis are actually spirits trying to make contact. Others believe that sleep paralysis is demonic in nature, and that people who suffer from it are having trouble with demonic hauntings or possession. While the link between sleep paralysis and the paranormal has never been proven, it is odd that a vast majority (nearly all) sleep paralysis episodes are negative in nature. Most sleep paralysis sufferers report their hallucinations being terrifying and incredibly distressing. Some people claim that this must be down to something paranormal, because ordinary dreams are not usually overwhelmingly negative.
Clinton Road, New Jersey - “What is it about this road?” inquires the article on weirdnj.com. A question that has been on the minds of many. What causes all the weird happenings? While nobody can seem to answer the “why,” most can attest to the “what”. If you are visiting the road at midnight, stop by the bridge at Dead Man’s Curve for a game of catch. Toss pennies into the water, and the ghost of a young boy will toss them back. A grey wolf with red eyes will stalk you from the bushes. Satan worshippers will hang up their bloody clothes to dry, right next to the mutilated animals. The ruins of a castle reside in the woods. If you find yourself in the wrong section of woods, expect to be chased out by Satanists or the Ku Klux Klan. Weird animals, speculated to be survivors and interbred specimens from the abandoned nearby zoo, Jungle Habitat, from which most of the animals escaped. A dangerous curve that has been the demise of many an unwary driver is rumoured to be heavily haunted. Phantom pickup trucks will gladly escort you from the road. Well, chase you. Weird lights flying in the sky will draw you attention upward, away from the blood stains on the pavement. This road is not a joke. Regardless of your stance on the paranormal, it is confirmed fact that many dangerous groups gather here for less-than-savory activities. And they do not like to be disturbed.
THANk u SO MUCH ;_;
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