#1
For the past year or so, I keep waking up and thinking there are people standing in my room. Sometimes it is people I now, and sometimes it is just randomers. I usually feel embarrassed because i'm in bed, or I am confused about why they are there, but I never feel fear.

I usually sit up in my bed and try to act like it's not unusual that i'm sleeping in my bedroom with other people around, and am in this half-asleep state so I don't realize that I am making it up.

Eventually I have to convince myself with logic that there is no one in my room, but I still believe they are there and go to sleep anyways.

Anyone else experience anything similar to this?
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#4
Yeah I used to get something similar. It got worse for a while, then it went away altogether when I started taking antipsychotics.
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#10
I used to feel like something was forcibly holding me down to my bed. went away a few months back. your not alone brah
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Psychosis (from the Greek ψυχή "psyche", for mind/soul, and -ωσις "-osis", for abnormal condition) means abnormal condition of the mind, and is a generic psychiatric term for a mental state often described as involving a "loss of contact with reality". People suffering from psychosis are described as psychotic. Psychosis is given to the more severe forms of psychiatric disorder, during which hallucinations and delusions and impaired insight may occur. Some professionals say that the term psychosis is not sufficient as some illnesses grouped under the term "psychosis" have nothing in common (Gelder, Mayou & Geddes 2005).
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#12
You see dead people. I used to get the feeling I was held down. It's actually a type of paralysis. Your body releases chemicals to keep you from acting out your dreams. Sometimes you wake up early...creepy feeling.
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#14
Sleep with the lights on.

But seriously, se a psychiatrist. They can help you and give you happy pills.
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I used to feel like something was forcibly holding me down to my bed. went away a few months back. your not alone brah

Sleep paralysis maybe?
#16
Drink lots of green tea It helps if it is a mild problem Also try and stay positive
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I get this quite regularly. I'm pretty sure Bongmaster is right, its just a mild case of psychosis. I don't think its anything you necessarily need drugs or therapy for. More often than not I think my brother is standing at the end of my bed and I yell at him to go away for a while until I realise there's no one there. I've had some pretty crazy ones before as well, like one time I woke up and was utterly convinced that spiders were crawling through the cracks in the windows and freaked out. I didn't remember a thing about it the next day, my girlfriend had to tell me what I did. I smoke a fair bit of grass which probably doesn't help much. The interesting thing is, it doesn't feel like real life, it feels more like I'm dreaming but it is real life. If that makes any sense...
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Sleep paralysis maybe?


I just did some quick reading on it. this sounds exactly like my problem. It was like I would wake up and be aware that I wanted to get up, but my body wouldn't move. thought I was possessed. thanks.
#21
I sometimes have a paralysis just after falling asleep. I get this kind of stumble feeling, like dropping from a building. Than waking up with my teeth clenched together and not able to move...
#22
It seems like a LOT of people experience or have at some point experienced sleep paralysis. I'm always hearing someone mention it freaked out, not knowing what it is - and dozens of other people replying saying they get it too and explaining what it is.

It sounds quite fascinating, though I'm sure I should be pretty thankful I've never experienced it myself.
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#23
Why are half of you helpful people going, "It's probably psychosis"? How would you know? Unless you're all psychiatrists, stfu! Yes, it might be good for TS to see a doctor about this, but don't be pegging him/her with something when none of us really know.
#24
Sounds similiar to Sleep Paralysis. Basically your concious but your body and parts of your mind are still in a sleep or dream state. With some people you lose the ability to move which can make for extremely frightening circumstances of hallucinations and being unable to move to do anything about it. Other times there is no paralysis and you simply wake up to a reality that's slightly crossed with a dream state, meaning you have odd feelings as though someone or something is there, or perhaps hearing things that arent actually happening or in severe cases, hallucinating.

Happened to me just once so far, it was horrifying to see your bedroom, see the hallucinations (in my case just a dark figure in the corner of my room) and being entirely unsure if your asleep or awake.

Your not insane TS
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#25
Could be a form of Dream paralysis. better check that out.
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Why are half of you helpful people going, "It's probably psychosis"? How would you know? Unless you're all psychiatrists, stfu! Yes, it might be good for TS to see a doctor about this, but don't be pegging him/her with something when none of us really know.
Dude, chill. Didn't you know that online communities are the best place to seek medical advice?

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I'm not TOO worried about it to be honest because I never get into a really frightened panicky stage. I think you are right about the crossing between reality and dreams part, and I have a small history of sleep paralysis.

I think the absolute worst thing that happened to me a few times was where I had sleep paralysis and was sleeping face down in my pillow. I would feel like I was suffocating but couldn't move, then would wake up just in time to gasp for breath. Scared the **** out of me :X
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I usually feel embarrassed because i'm in bed

yeah i hate it when people find out I sleep in a bed. Its so embarrassing.

I had a similar problem though TS. Only I would wake up and people would be in my room, but I would try to convince myself that I was imagining them, because seriously, why the **** would someone be in my room while im asleep? One time I locked eyes with the person and masturbated furiously. and that was the end of that problem.
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yeah i hate it when people find out I sleep in a bed. Its so embarrassing.

I had a similar problem though TS. Only I would wake up and people would be in my room, but I would try to convince myself that I was imagining them, because seriously, why the **** would someone be in my room while im asleep? One time I locked eyes with the person and masturbated furiously. and that was the end of that problem.
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#33
I used to hallucinate food while in bed at like 6 years old. I would sit bolt upright at 3 am and see a plate of tacos or steak or something at the foot of my bed. This happened dozens of times and every single time it happened I tried to grab the food and was very upset when it disappeared. Sometimes I was even convinced that the food was real, but turned invisible and I tried to eat it anyway.
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Why are half of you helpful people going, "It's probably psychosis"? How would you know? Unless you're all psychiatrists, stfu! Yes, it might be good for TS to see a doctor about this, but don't be pegging him/her with something when none of us really know.

I didn't say anything of the sort...just shared some personal experience.
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For the past year or so, I keep waking up and thinking there are people standing in my room. Sometimes it is people I now, and sometimes it is just randomers. I usually feel embarrassed because i'm in bed, or I am confused about why they are there, but I never feel fear.

I usually sit up in my bed and try to act like it's not unusual that i'm sleeping in my bedroom with other people around, and am in this half-asleep state so I don't realize that I am making it up.

Eventually I have to convince myself with logic that there is no one in my room, but I still believe they are there and go to sleep anyways.

Anyone else experience anything similar to this?


Yeah, it'll continue like a dream for a minute, but I eventually realize I'm in my room. Last time, I think, was over a year ago. I thought I was playing guitar for people, and I woke up playing my guitar in the dark with the side of my head resting on the shoulder.

I'd really like a recording of the music I played cause I have a feeling it was actually good.
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#38
I used to get something similar when I was younger. Usually after a party or a concert, I'd wake up in the middle of the night and think I was at the event I had been to that night. I would believe it for a few minutes, before 'waking up' and snapping back to reality. I don't think what I had is the same as what you have, though, TS.