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What just happened to me? This is really scary!

I was deeply asleep and all of a sudden it felt as if I couldn't move!!! I was lying on my back and I opened my eyes. when I opened them everything looked gray (I sleep with my night light lol). I tried to get up or turn over on my side but I felt stuck and my body was going numb. All of a sudden I heard this really loud alarm clock (I don't even own an alarm clock) and I was able to move again (It sounded like one of those old alarm clocks). I got up and I cried for a little bit. this just happened to me like 10 minutes ago!! what was it about?! I'm really scared to go back to sleep... I wish my boyfriend or mother was up! I'm like really scared right now!

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When you sleep you go through several "sleep cycles." In REM sleep you dream. Your body releases a chemical that basically paralyzes your body because if your body was not paralyzed, it would act out anything and everything in your dreams. Normally when you wake up your body has already gone back to normal. However, if you wake up very suddenly it will take your body several moments to "turn off" the chemicals that keep your body restrained. As for the alarm clock you heard, it was probably either somebody else alarm clock or just part of your imagination because you were scared.

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Your body falls asleep when you do, sometimes you awake before your body can, there is a scientific term for it but far too lazy to google it right now. It's not common but it does happen don't worry about it.

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Thanks, it scared the hell out of me because this is the 1st time it has happened.
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hallucination

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can you explain to me what that is
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It's a trick to your senses
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Like your mind is playing tricks with you
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oh
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