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Anyone ever get stuck in a bad dream, lucid, unable to wake up? Happened to me last night, eventually woke up screaming in my hotel 😳😱

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Yeah I get this a lot, always when I’m in a big sleep debt. Few things that helped me: - Always, always bolt the hotel room door. I can then mentally tell myself there’s no way there’s anyone in my room when I’m in sleep paralysis that way - Generally try to sleep through it, but if you’ve got to wake up, focus on wiggling just your big toe. Once you move one part of your body the rest moves and you can wake up - Alcohol (even just 1 glass) make it wayyy worse, steer clear if you’re stressed / in sleep debt

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although I think OP's dreams are different from sleep paralysis, this is definitely the way to handle sleep paralysis. Try to move something small and you'll regain control of your whole body soon. I refuse to sleep on my back now, and it's been working.

Used to happen a lot when I was in high school. In Vietnamese, it’s called “ma de” which literally translates to “ghost pressure” meaning a ghost is weighing down on you. The remedy according to Viet tradition is to sleep with a knife under your mattress. Call me crazy but it worked for me. I don’t question logic when it comes to the spiritual world...like the Ouija Board. Really sorry if this creeps you out. PM me if you need to talk it out.

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This is believed in Indian tradition too.

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Thank you all for sharing...wherever you are and whatever you’re doing know that one person is wishing you well with all his heart

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Last night, I dreamt how I fell asleep in NY, and woke up 4 hours later on a road trip to Chicago for supposedly authentic Ethiopian food. Got to our hotel, took a nap, woke up, went to and ate at the restaurant. I woke up before the check came. Now I still wonder if I’m actually awake or not

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Same dude. Except I fell asleep in Paris, and wake up in Tokyo. Hada dream in New Orleans and fell in love in Chicago.. mayne..

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Yeah. Dreamt of almost everybody from my extended family and also somehow hasan minaj. Not a therapist but its okay. Other dreams have been about failing chemistry final and not being prepared for finals.

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Lol was hasan doing his “staring into the camera” routine

Yes. I read somewhere and noticed in myself that in addition to stress, it’s more likely to happen if you have weight on your chest during sleep (e.g. if you put both hands on your chest while sleeping on your back), so maybe pay attention to your sleeping posture as well as managing stress.

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Yeah A5, how bout no... 1) ‘trust me’ is not supporting your comment of scientific claim 2) vastu and fengshui is... yeah, you got it... not exactly scientific! These are based off of culture, tradition, etc... not science

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Happens to me when I’m extremely, extremely stressed! Sleep paralysis is what it’s called. Usually involves some type of demon or grim reaper... And just when you’re about to be attacked or the climax of the nightmare is happening that’s when you’re able to wake up!! I’m so sorry you experienced this, it’s the worst.

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Lmao now I don’t wanna fall asleep, thanks

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I once dreamt that the Academy of Motion Picture Sciences was murdering celebrities to have a better “Who We Lost” segment at the Oscars. Can’t prove it isn’t true

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It happened to me so often that I usually realize it’s a dream and wake myself up. I’ve also learned to pray during that time and that tends to calm me down.

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Yea I call it “work”

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I was waiting for someone to say this

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Yep, this only happens when I’m really stressed

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Might wanna start looking into therapy/meditation then. Sleep is rare and precious!! I haven’t had one in a couple years now.

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Stress homie ☹️

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You might be possessed by a demon. Place a camera at night to see what happens while you’re asleep. Some people do it and the result is not very pleasant! 😅

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Like what ahhh

I was stomped by an elephant, chased by pterodactyls, and I saw someone murder my parents before my eyes in my dreams. Worst.Dreams.Ever. I had these about 10-15 years ago and I still remember them vividly!

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I have dreams where I'm in a shootout and my guns never work. If I'm lucky, it ends up being a lucid dream and I start willing my would-be aggressors to drop.

Where do you guys buy your MDMA?

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Has happened multiple times. The worst part is that you know you are in a dream and want to wake up but you cannot. It keeps pulling you back to sleep. No need for therapy. It’s all natural. 😊

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Yep. Kept having this reoccurring dream that I was driving with my eyes closed and unable to open them. Still not sure what it means? 😣🤔

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Happy to hear that A3, hoping everything works out great for you.

It's called sleep paralysis or night terrors. Started happening too frequently at one point of time to me. Simple solution - sleep on your side or on your stomach, because this only happens when you sleep on your back. Reason being that it takes more muscles to move out from that situation which creates panic worsening the situation. On a related note, I hate sleeping in hotels. Just cos it's unfamiliar territory and I feel that anyone could walk in on me and kill me while I sleep. Or might be in the room hiding already. :/

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Interesting, I find it the opposite for me, usually when I wake myself up from trying to scream I realize I was sleeping on my stomach. Now I try to make sure I fall asleep on my back. I think for me I feel more trapped or like I can't breathe when I'm sleeping on my stomach.

Yup is this mostly happening to consulting folks lol

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I have had this happen during Monday morning flights. I dream that I’m on the plane and everyone is getting off but I can’t wake up to get my things and go. Wake up in a panic and realize we haven’t landed.

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I’ve had sleep paralysis since I was 13. It’s such a common thing for me that I’ve learned to recognize and escape it. In that state you can’t physically move but mentally I can feel my breathing. So I can count , one two three, and mentally breathe out super hard. I don’t know if that translates into physical breathing but 9/10 times I can shake myself up like that. It’s always when I’m sleeping on my back so I side sleep a lot.

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Wow definitely going to try this out... I haven’t found a trick for myself that works so I’ll keep this in mind!

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