While we're on the subject of sleep

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Something I get (not very often thank goodness) is what I think is called sleep paralysis.  You are asleep, but you think you are awake if you know what I mean.  It feels like you are suffocating and can't breathe at all. After what seems like ages, you do wake up.  When I have these attacks, I think the end has come. It is an awful thing to experience. You are totally paralysed.  It is apparently harmless, but still nasty

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    Yes Angela,I get all those feelings too,only quite frequently.It is very scary,but I seem to function reasonably well during the day.I must say that if I DONT take a Zopiclone to get to sleep,those symptoms seem much worse,so I carry on with the pills although I would give anything to have a normal night's sleep without them.
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    Yeah i used to get that in my early twenties on a regular basis. Its a very odd experience. Its your brain not connecting with your body. Its very common.
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    This is fairly common, and in years gone by it was attributed to something paranormal!  Of course we know better nowadays.  Google old hag syndrome.

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    I used to have this more when I was younger not so much no.w but I know what your talking about, as well as feeling paralysed you often hear noises - I think it's when your brain wakes up before your body
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