hi i think i am awake when this happens but my husbands says i am dreaming? i seem to illucinate some times and feel things touching me like a finger pressing into my back, or someone touching my shoulder, have seen horrible faces and a great sense something in the room, i am certain i am awake used to suffer with sleep paralysym but havent had this for well over a year. when i fel something touching me or see somethink i am to scared to shut my eyes again / can you help me please.
I have had the same thing. It appears they are called hypnopompic hallucinations. Some scientist in Canada research this stuff, and they say the feeling of terror and that there is something in the room with you are very common in this experience.
I found out I had sleep apnea (or something like it called upper airway resistance syndrome) and I suspect that the sleep disruption from breathing was causing the problem. When I stopped sleeping on my back, the hallucinations disappeared.
I suggest you talk to your doctor about getting a sleep study. Even if you are not overweight, and don't choke or gasp, you can still have breathing disruptions that are bad for your sleep and health.
Copyright 1994-2016MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.