Saturday, November 20, 2021

"Fun" With Sleep Paralysis


This is a response to a post by Amber Daulton featuring an excerpt from one of her books. The hero suffers from PTSD. He sleeps with a knife under his pillow.

Yikes! I can only imagine that if I kept a knife under my pillow, I'd slice myself up. 

I suffer from bouts of sleep paralysis. One time my son happened to be passing my room and saw that I was in distress. To my relief, he woke me up. When I asked him if I was making any sounds, he said only vague muttering. I could have sworn I was shouting at the top of my lungs.


  1. I too would certainly damage myself if I slept with a knife.
    Fortunately sleep paralysis is outside my experience - and I hope it stays that way.

    1. It started when I hit puberty. I hoped that I'd outgrow it. Alas, seeing as I'm approaching sixty, I don't think I will!


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