Should I be scared?

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Jexpler
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Should I be scared?

Postby Jexpler » 21 Apr 2017 01:31

I really want to have a lucid dream using the WILD technique. I got really freaked out by the sleep paralysis possibility. Is it something that I should be scared of, and is it that common? I haven't had a nightmare in over a year.
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jasmine2
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Re: Should I be scared?

Postby jasmine2 » 21 Apr 2017 03:13

I recommend articles about sleep paralysis by Ryan Hurd -
website - Read The Blog - Dream Studies - dreamstudies.org
Click Tab - "Sleep Paralysis" - (about 20 articles)
See especially -
- "How to encourage sleep paralysis as a gateway to extraordinary dreaming"
- "9 ways to wake up from sleep paralysis"

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Dinoponera
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Re: Should I be scared?

Postby Dinoponera » 26 May 2017 08:39

I know the feeling. I can't seem to WILD at night because of the anxiety, even though every source I've seen says it's alright.
I haven't read Jasmine's info, but what I do as a "killswitch" for sleep paralysis is focus on wiggling my toes, then blinking my eyes (hard). Go back and forth untill you can move your calves and from there I usually can move my whole leg and break free*.

*I've exsperienced about a 1/3 chance of this sending me into a false awakening if paired with a wake back to bed.
Could be good or bad, depending on if you're good at catching those.
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