When I sleep on my stomach I always get frozen so I can’t wake up. I can feel the pillow against my cheek and hear what’s around me but my eyes are still closed. I feel very nervous and have a hard time breathing when this happens. I don’t know if its anxiety that’s doing this or if I’m actually struggling to breath because of the position I’m in. I usually count to 10 and try to jerk myself awake, after 2 or 3 attempts it normally works. (Sometimes I’ll be so exhausted afterward I won’t have the energy to roll over and this event will repeat 2 or 3 times before I get pissed and force myself to turn over on my side.)
Sometimes my mind will play tricks on me and I’ll hear the TV on or somebody talking but when I wake up the house is silent.
I’m tempted to say it’s sleep paralysis but aren’t your eyes always open when that happens? My only other theory is it’s just a normal dream that’s being sly and being very convincing that I’m actually awake and frozen but I’m not.
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