Last night, Mum told me that one of her tenants is having sleeping problem. Apparently, a ghost would disturb him whenever he sleeps. The ghost would pin him down his bed and he couldn’t move at all. It happened many times hence he couldn’t get proper sleep most of the time. He even consulted a priest. According to the priest, it seems that there’s a dead body buried underneath the house (not the current house I’m living in). Mum didn’t know what to do about it hence she consulted me. However, all I said was to leave them alone. I heard the guy got himself a huge talisman.
I experienced this phenomenon twice. The first time was pretty timed. I woke up feeling immobilized and immediately went back to sleep. However, the second time was hellish. I woke up feeling immobilized. It was pretty scary as I can’t scream or move!
A friend of mine had something worst. There was once he woke up feeling immolized. Then suddenly, he felt a hand moving from the end of the bed towards him. The hand slides slowly on the bedsheet towards him.
According to Chinese belief, whenever someone wakes up feeling immobilized, that means a ghost is pinning you down. However, it seems that there is a scienfitic explanation for this. It has something to do with the way you sleep.
Do you have similiar experiences? 😀
Ahh..thanks to gguni, the mystery is solved..
What is sleep paralysis?
Sleep paralysis consists of a period of inability to perform voluntary movements either at sleep onset (called hypnogogic or predormital form) or upon awakening (called hypnopompic or postdormtal form).
Sleep paralysis may also be referred to as isolated sleep paralysis, familial sleep paralysis, hynogogic or hypnopompic paralysis, predormital or postdormital paralysis
What are the symptoms?
– A complaint of inability to move the trunk or limbs at sleep onset or upon awakening
– Presence of brief episodes of partial or complete skeletal muscle paralysis
– Episodes can be associated with hypnagogic hallucinations or dream-like mentation (act or use of the brain)
Is it harmful?
Sleep paralysis is most often associated with narcolepsy, a neurological condition in which the person has uncontrollable naps. However, there are many people who experience sleep paralysis without having signs of narcolepsy. Sometimes it runs in families. There is no known explanation why some people experience this paralysis. It is not harmful, although most people report feeling very afraid because they do not know what is happening, and within minutes they gradually or abruptly are able to move again; the episode is often terminated by a sound or a touch on the body.
In some cases, when hypnogogic hallucinations are present, people feel that someone is in the room with them, some experience the feeling that someone or something is sitting on their chest and they feel impending death and suffocation. That has been called the “Hag Phenomena” and has been happening to people over the centuries. These things cause people much anxiety and terror, but there is no physical harm.