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Have you ever experienced Sleep Paralysis, and are you familiar with Wake Induced Lucid Dreaming? (share your experiences please!) 

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48 deviants said No, I have not experienced sleep paralysis and I am not familiar with wake induced lucid dreaming
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45 deviants said No, I have not experienced sleep paralysis but I am familiar with wake induced lucid dreaming
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41 deviants said Yes, I have experienced sleep paralysis and I am familiar with wake induced lucid dreaming
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26 deviants said Yes, I have experienced sleep paralysis but I am not familiar with wake induced lucid dreaming

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:iconlungburger:
yeah, i was reading it... i might give it a go, i'm concerned though that most of my experiences have been negative so i don't really know if inducing a similar mindstate would really be sensible.
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shebid Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's the only reason I'm totally frightened haha. I attempted it, though, earlier after posting this... my impatience got me. It was odd, I started getting the muscle spasms right away... my mind was clear... my body felt so light and surreal, but at a certain point I was so afraid that i wouldn't be able to move my body, I had to shake out of it. I'm going to try again tonight huzzah!
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:iconlungburger:
well, i tried it last night and ended up falling asleep, and i did the same thing this morning and ended up sleeping through my alarm.... and didn't get up until past noon, so i'm not really sure if it was a good thing :|
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shebid Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahaha, I tried again last night and well, still to no avail. My mind kept wandering off, but keeping my body still was rather easy both times. (Y'know, other than the muscle spasms)
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:iconlungburger:
managed anything yet? i haven't properly tried again since.
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:iconlungburger:
oops, hit the wrong response on the poll :o stupid mouse
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Nenesta Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been told I sleep like a stone, if that's what you mean by "dream paralysis" :XD:
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shebid Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you're not familiar with WILD (Wake Induced Lucid Dreaming) I'd suggest this link. I am SO deeply fascinated with this.

I have experienced sleep paralysis, which has me very frightened to try WILD, mainly because I remember being so so afraid. Often, when one experiences sleep paralysis, it is because you wake up during REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep -- the state in which we dream in -- and during that state, our bodies turn off our abilities to move so that we do not interact the dream. So you wake up unable to move, and since you are still dreaming, you can see parts of the dream in your room. I'll never forget my bed shaking and feeling like my sheets were flying off of me while feeling a presence in the room (And the reason for the feeling of an entity in the room is because the part of our brain that triggers that "oh shit, danger" sense even if one isn't in danger)

It makes me wonder...now that I know all the scientific bits (and it had been several years before I had learned what caused that experience) if I should be afraid of it any longer..
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Astrikos Apr 23, 2012   General Artist
That sounds so scary!~ but awesome~~
I know some things about lucid dreaming, but I probably don't do enough reality checks.
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