Anxiety & sleep paralysis

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The worst combo ever..if u don't know what sleep paralysis is its when u can't breath of move while your sleep so you have to force yourself some kind a way to get up from it😩😩😔

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    I hate sleep paralysis! The first time I ever got it I thought I was dying because I'd never heard of it in my life. It was awful, I only get it now if I sleep in a certain position and I know it's coming so I just have to move around a bit to make it stop. Have you ever had it where you're falling into a sleep paralysis and you quickly snap out of it but you're exhausted so you close your eyes and it keeps coming back? It's horrid haha
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    Oh yes - I know what sleep paralysis is! I've had it for the past 50 years, though it does get better with age. I hallucinate badly during attacks too, like a lot of people.

    Not entirely convinced it's connected with anxiety, though worrying about an attack can bring one on. I don't suffer particularly from anxiety, though I do know I suppress a lot of it. Sleep paralysis often runs in families, and I inherited it from my father. He suffered severe anger management problems but I wouldn't say he was the anxious type. I get my anxious tendencies more from my mother, who suffered agonies of anxiety all her life. Possibly from having to live with my father...

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    I use to have that its scary. Another thing that raises my anxieties is when you are in a deep sleep and you wake up all of a sudden that raises my heart rate to where i feel anxious at times 
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