Sometime last night I woke up to go use the restroom and had just laid back down to bed. Alec talks in his sleep but last night he made a weird yell. I woke him up because it freaked me out. We sat up talking about and then I turned to my side facing the wall to go back to sleep and he snuggled up next to me. Next thing I know there’s a bright flash that comes from outside and lightning sound bang. I try to turn around to ask Alec about it but I can’t move. All of a sudden there’s more flashing lights around in my room. Then I hear Alec talking rabidly in his sleep. I try to call him, move, anything because the flashes are getting worse. Finally I managed to move to face him but that’s all I was able to do. I try again to say anything or move his hand but nothing is working. Suddenly it all stops and I’m facing back towards the walls again. Alec asks if I’m okay but I’m like legit freaked out until I realized what just happened. I wasn’t sure what was real and what part was part of the sleep paralysis but after talking it was definitely the bright flash and bang.
- I thought it happened over a span of at least 5 minutes. He said I was out for only about 15 seconds. Like I turned to lay down after our talk, started to snore, and suddenly I was whimpering and my hand was making weird, jerky movements.
- My room looked exactly the same. In the past when sleep paralysis happens, something is wrong or different about the room I’m in. It’s usually what tips me off that this isn’t real and I can relax and wake up from it. This time everything was the same. We listen to rain to fall asleep and that was still going. There was the light in the corner from all our electronics, the curtain to our window was even opened slightly. No hints what was happening wasn’t real.
- I’ve had sleep paralysis since I was a kid. It was at its worst in my late teens. It calmed down in my mid-20s and then had my most recent one just a few months ago. I'm probably gonna have this for the rest of my life.