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I have been getting sleep paralysis for about the last 3 years. At first it was a terrifying experience that left me scared to go to sleep but as the episodes have become more frequent I am no longer scared. Rather than seeing the presence of a person. I now just hear things. But always unable to move or wake my self out of it. I have experienced flying, floating and the feeling of traveling into the sky at a high speeds. It always happens when i am drifting to sleep. It only feels like I have been resting my eyes for a few minutes. I always know when I am drifting into but its always to late by the time I realise. I feel a spinning sensation and think to move on my side but cant. I sometimes see images while trying to drift off but I can wake myself out of this. My question is ... why does this only happen when I go to sleep on my back. I sleep on my side every night but at times I have turned over on my back and this is when it happens. I also find that if I go to sleep thinking about things it happens. I do get enough sleep but I am finding that I am struggling to stay awake in the day. I never know how long I am in the paralysis for to know how much sleep I am getting. Is there any evidence that says it more likely to happen when asleeping on back? I just want to know why it is happening to me.
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