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What’s the most surreal experience you’ve ever had?

Did you ever experienced sleep paralysis? Your brain is awake but your body remains asleep.
I can hear and feel everything and I’m conscious of what’s going on around me, but I can’t move an inch. I notice I’m breathing too slowly and you I would like to breathe normally, but my lungs refuse to obey my brain, and I feel like I’m suffocating. I want to open your eyes, but I can’t. I want to cry for help, but no sound come to my throat. The help is so close and so unreachable. My mind is running fast. Too fast. My body refuses to move. I feel my arm trapped under the weight of my body and I would like to liberate it but it’s impossible. all kind of thoughts come to my mind. will I stay paralysed forever? I want to cry, but the tears don’t pour from my eyes. Fear fills my mind . Am I dying?. No. Luckily all this is momentary.
But it’s terrifying. I’m afraid to fall asleep. each time this happens, I don’t know if I will wake up normally or I will fall into a coma forever




Journalist. In my fifties. I've worked for 26 years in a newspaper in Spain. I worked for two years as a stringer and correspondent in the US, and went as a special envoy to other places like the Balkans. Sea lover. Avid reader. Classic Music enthusiast.

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