MKOZAQ Engineer's Log

Sleep paralysis

Sleep paralysis is a feeling of being conscious but unable to move. It occurs when a person passes between stages of wakefulness and sleep. During these transitions, you may be unable to move or speak for a few seconds up to a few minutes.

Usually, this happens to me on weekends. These are the days when I wake up late and take a few naps during the day. So, when the night comes, I'm not able to easily fall asleep.

Because of the light sleep, it happens to wake up overnight. But the thing is that just your mind is fully awakened. The body is still sleeping. It's a strange sentiment being able to think but not to move. You start to panic and try to think more aware in moving your body. On top of that, I have hallucinations about ghosts and aliens. The feeling that something moves behind me.

The thing is that, even if my mind is awakened, I'm not thinking straight, aware of what's happening. The panic and hallucinations take control of my mind.

My curiosity in the future is to be more aware of these states. Curious if I can come up with new ideas and be more creative.