Stop me if you know this already, but sleep paralysis is when a person becomes aware before their REM sleep cycle is complete, so they are unable to move anything (with the exception of their eyes).
|In many countries this phenomenon is attributed to a ghost |
sitting on your chest. Devon Sawa, is that you?
When I was in elementary school, I was paid a visit by Slimer from Ghostbusters, only he had sharp fangs and a poor attitude. He hung out above my bookcase, and looked something like this:
|"I'm an asshole who doesn't have any friends because I like to |
terrify small children with anxiety disorders."
Sleep disorders freak me out. My brother has had night terrors as far back as I can remember, and has been known to leave the house in his sleep. I guess I should be thankful that I can't leave my bed during my hallucinations. I'm also thankful that I don't have trouble falling asleep. I recently discovered online message boards devoted to Ambien stories. They are highly entertaining, and involve people doing tons of crazy stuff in the middle of the night with no memory of it in the morning. It's like giving yourself a roofy.
My favorite story on the message board involved a woman who woke up in the middle of the night, shaved her arms, and spelled the word "bath" in her bathtub with duct tape. Also, I found some lovely Ambien comics drawn by a guy named Drew that I want to share.
|comic source (Toothpaste for Dinner)|