This was the first day of real PPS. I had gotten to bed late the previous night… so I almost had a regular Everyman 2 setup. I also had trouble taking my naps on time and ended up pushing them back a little and taking them “late.” Still, they were close enough to on time that I didn’t have any problems.
What was interesting were the naps. With the first one, I noticed the pop again. It seemed as if I were slowly drifting off, a bit uncomfortable and wanting to shift around a bit. I fought it and distracted myself with what I thought were focusing thoughts… only to suddenly “hear” the pop… which also sounded white (I don’t have synesthesia normally.)
I realized I was suddenly much more aware than I was before. In fact, it hadn’t felt like it but I was slowly losing awareness. I pondered this a bit and about ten minutes later the nap ended.
When I took my second nap, I was determined to recreate the effect. I gave it a shot… and about 20 minutes in it happened again. This time, I was thinking right before it happened… or what I perceived as right before, anyways. Also, all my uncomfortableness and wanting to shift around vanished immediately and I was unbelievably comfortable… like, just woke up and don’t want to get out of bed comfortable.
And, immediately after the “pop”, I started getting massive amounts of HI. I tried manipulating them a bit and almost succeeded. I recall seeing a DC appear for a fraction of a second as well as hearing a girl say three words that were kind of funny. I had to fight with my eyes, though, and my sleep mask let in light so I decided to prepare to call it quits and check how much time I had left (I reason it was about 10 minutes or so…)
Only… I couldn’t move. I was in SP… I controlled my breathing as I didn’t want to break out of it right away and remained calm. Eventually, I opened my eyes for like 5 seconds to see if I had crazy hallucinations, but it was too bright through the corner of my sleep mask. I then spent, like, five minutes playing with the sleep paralysis, trying to see how much effort it would take to move.
I noticed my hands sort of felt… floaty… like they had dematerialized. More accurately, they could no longer feel anything but themselves. It was surreal because they were on my midsection which was rising and falling as I breathed.
Anywho, I fought slowly harder and harder to try and move… and eventually I had to put a lot of force into it before it started to give way and I broke free. I think I may have interrupted things by accident with my breathing. It was bizarre… and I realy wish I knew how to break into an LD from sleep paralysis.