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Don't label it man just embrace/accept the fact that you're living among demons.
Must be awful when it's joined with hypnagogic hallucinations! Kids, especially, can get really freaked out by those.
I had it one night .
I was sleeping on my side, and someone started slapping me on my thigh, like they wanted me to move over. I thought it was my daughter, so I scooted over, but she didn't crawl in bed with me. Then it happened again, and I turned over to see what she was doing - and there was no one there. I got up and checked on her. She was sound asleep.
Eventually I went back to bed and back to sleep.
It happened AGAIN! SAME THING! THIS time I looked immediately and no one was there.
EVENTUALLY I went back to sleep.
This time I woke up with someone/thing on top of me, pinning my body down, holding my arms tightly and trying to pin my arms down over my head.
I fought and struggled and prayed, and it was never able to push my arms down, but I was never able to push it off, either. Finally it just quit and left.
Never has happened again.
I can understand you. This is really terrifying, when you can't move, but you feel the presence of something strange. I almost got crazy when I came through the similar situation. I hope it will never happen with you again. I suppose the sleep paralysis could happen because of stress or strong anxiety.
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