(( First post here, so I apologize if it is in the wrong section. ))
So, first I should mention that I cant recall ever experiencing sleep paralysis earlier in my life at the age of 18. I have been having 3-4 short DILDS since I started reading about and practicing lucid dreaming about a month ago.
So last night, I woke up around 4 in the morning. Not from an alarm clock or anything, simply woke up by myself. I went up to have something to drink, then went back to bed. I decided to try a WILD. So I laid on my back, completely still, and relaxed to the point that my muscles got a numb’ish feeling. But Im 90% sure that I must have fallen asleep normally, because I cant recall any “vibrations,sounds,hallucinations” or anything. But I do recall having 2 very clear dreams (not lucid ones) after that.
Then it happened. All of the sudden I woke up, but not in my room. I was aware of what was happening from the start. I was lying in my own bed, but in my OLD room upstairs. I could move my fingers and my body from the neck and up, rest of the body felt too tingly and heavy to move. As I had read about sleep paralysis before, I figured “This is it! Dont freak out” and felt relatively calm. I even noticed a tall (!) shadowy figure at the end of my bed, just standing there chanting some creepy stuff about dreams. But I didnt pay much attention to him since he was just standing there. Everything felt blurry and slow, but at the same time real.
I turned my head the other way and looked up, and from my roof there was some kind of, “thing” wich I think was simillar to “the hag”. Fun thing is that I felt, “Damn that one is pissing me off!” so I started slapping her across the face, but my arms was still lying dead beside me in bed. Suddenly I could see trasnparent parts of my body hovering up a bit above my “Physical” one. So I thought to myself “Ok, lets try to roll out of here” So I did. And there I was, lying on my floor in my old room, the figures were gone and I was completely lucid. Everything looked as it should, only that I was upstairs ^^ So I attempted to stabilize the dream, and walked around for a while, before suddenly opening my eyes in my own bed again.
This whole thing got me confused, DID I wake up in sleep paralysis, and is this what it can be like? Or did I DREAM that I experienced sleep paralysis. I have been quite nervous about the whole phenomenon and if this was it, I cant say it was THAT bad? I have read about the creepy things you can encounter in SP (read about it 2 weeks earlier), so my mind already had “expectations”. Im just not sure, because it feels like it should had been even more real, and that I would actually be scared. And that I should had been in my own room.
One more thing, I NEVER have nightmares, not that I know of anyhow. This is the closest to a nightmare I have got in like 7 years. And it didn’t scare me that much at all. So that also made me feel that this is something else.
A long wall of text, but I would appreciate if someone actually took their time to read it.