This is a split topic, the links to previous parts are
Part I * Part II* Part III* Part IV
also there is a good article The Peril and Promise of Sleep Paralysis (by Ryan Hurd)
I experienced SP for the first time (at least, that I can remember) last night
I was WILD-ing, and then I felt the vibrations. I wasn’t too impressed- I get those all them- but then my body started convulsing. Just my arms and mouth, violently, like a seizure. I’m not sure if it was real or imagined, but it happened two or three times.
I heard my mom say something to me, and that’s when I realized I was having HH. There was a TON of it. Mostly images and sounds. I was having so much fun, until it became scary. I wanted to move, I wanted to wake up. I felt a presence in my room, the dark seemed to get darker, the walls were closing in. It was all so real. I heard my own voice making a deal with me. “If you promise never to WILD again, I’ll let you wake up.” I immediately agreed to the terms (what was I thinking?). This led me on a series of three FAs, all of which are in my DJ.
I’ve gotten a new confidence from this experience. SP isn’t so scary after all, it’s actually kinda fun You just need to stay in control of your mind; nothing bad will happen to you.