Is sleep paralysis a spiritual attack? Is sleep paralysis supernatural? Metaphysical explanation for sleep paralysis.
Medical doctor and social media influencer @aproko_doctor yesterday took to his social media handle to enlighten the public on the concept of sleep paralysis dispelling the long held beliefs in religious circles of a spiritual attack or phenomenon.
His tweets and reactions below….👇
Are “they” pressing you in the night?
Do you suddenly wake up not being able to move? Before you run for deliverance, before you give testimony in church, read this…
You might not be possessed
You may just have sleep paralysis.
When we dream, our body switches off the ability to move so that we don’t injure ourselves acting out the dreams
When we wake, that ability is switched on.
But sometimes the switch get problem, and we wake up paralysed.
This is terrifying, imagine being awake but not able to move.
You’re more likely to have sleep paralysis:
If you sleep on your back
If you’re not getting enough sleep
If you’re stressed or depressed
Or you have a sleep disorder
Sometimes genetics are implicated…
Here are a few ways that may help prevent sleep paralysis
1. Get enough sleep
2. Avoid caffeine just before bed time
3. Avoid noise or lights.
4. Pay attention to your mental health
Some drugs can be used to prevent or manage sleep paralysis
These drugs can reduce the REM sleep which is where most of the incidences occur.
Talk to your doctor
In other cases, if someone suddenly wakes up gasping for air, or run to a window. it may not be sleep paralysis, but may occur when the lungs are filled with fluid
This can happen in Heart failure, and becomes better if the person sits upright for a while.
Talk to a doctor
Reactions/Responses/Personal testimonies to sleep paralysis phenomenon
You are removing food from pastors mouth. Today is Sunday o. What will they talk about now?
Taiwo Layor Akinrimisi@LayorTaiwo
Knowledge is indeed power!
Sleep paralysis ko sleep paralysis no VILLAGE PEOPLE AT WORK … If u like continue to believe it’s sleep paralysis and don’t go and pray …. U go hear am loud and clear like wen bomb explode Wen u experience such, PRAY!!!
I suffered from this for a long period of time before accidentally finding out on Quora about it. Now I can predict it’s occurrence which is usually triggered if I don’t get enough sleep. Thanks Doc.
#DoubtlessThouArtMyFather (Isaiah 63:16)
Nonso! Nonso!! Nonso!!! How many times did I call you? This is NOT fair. You have NO RIGHT to spread truth like this na! Do you have any idea how many pastors you have just removed food from their mouth with this thread? They will come for you after service today…
Oga hold your thread, I’m not buying Blood of Jesus so allow me to use it for free. Sleep paralysis is more than this things you’re explaining here. That was how I felt my own paralysis 8 times half way to sleep until I prayed then I slept well. Blood of Jesus is Real!
I stress myself more, I task my brain more, I sleep much less and no sleep paralysis. Your information is good but most spiritual attacks are associated with physical medical conditions. While some are verifiable some are not. Stay properly guided and well informed.
Remembered after the first time I read about sleep paralysis… The following Sunday service, the pastor asked us pray about not being able to move after waking up(sleep paralysis) we disturb God too much in this part of the world… This intelligence wasn’t given for nothing.
Exquis Haven NG.@labisiyeyeblog
I guess you don’t know much about spiritual warfare. Science is really trying as much as possible to make the super-natural been made natural, trying to erase the existence of God. Kindly refer to Romans 1 vs 24 – 32. Remain blessed.
So you mean I was dragged to MFM deliverance ground, did 3 days fasting for sleep paralysis? You mean it wasn’t spiritual husband trying to cuddle me? Obara Jesus!!
Please do not be deceived sleep paralysis can not be explained away by science nor solved by it. Only continuous study and strong faith in the word of God can deliver you from this. Selah
Has happened to me just once in my life and I had malaria then, I was dreaming that I was being chased by the Cheshire Cat in Alice in wonderland and he was biting my toes, I woke up and still saw it on my toes…at least I think I did but I couldn’t move
I have taught about this in some whatsapp groups that I belong. And some said I don’t have the spirit of discernment, that if it’s true, why then that when you shout Jesus, you will be revived? Ignorance
But it’s not usually that way, cos you will certainly fjnd it very difficult to even pronounce the name,most especially at the beginning of the paralysis.
One time i slept i felt a presence in my room, i couldn’t move, i saw a figure walking towards me, i was struggling to shout Jesus my mouth couldn’t open until after a few seconds. Ps: it happened on two different occasions when i was home alone and slept with the window open. When the third one happened my younger bro was at home, i slept on the floor and i felt the presence again, These are not ordinary please.
Eburue Uzzy Presh@Uzzy_presh
Happened to me a few times, I end up shouting the blood of Jesus with my whole strength, I hate that feeling. I even got scared and wanted to tell my mom cuz she sef for pray the demon out. Buh I finally read about it somewhere and knew it was a science thing.
in my own case, I won’t even be able to open my eyes nor say anything but will be conscious. Is dat a symptom for sleep paralysis also?
I was a regular customer to this sleep paralysis, waking up from sleep and I will be feeling useless like Julius berger built a sky scrapper on me and someone taped my mouth…. I will be shouting hearing my self but no one is hearing a thing, I thought it was evil spirit then.
Chi Ne Du@Thatigbogirl
It has happened to me several times, trust the Nigeria in me… Na so so blood of Jesus dey repeat. In my subconsciousness I’m actually moving all my body and screaming, but in reality no sound, no movement. It’s glad to know I’m not possessed.
When I found out about sleep paralysis, I felt stupid for wasting blood of Jesus.
I used to experience this a lot as a child and whenever I explained to my African mother, she’d say a wall gecko had stood on my shadow in the night.
Oge Lady- time@deoxybooty
Pls face ur medical sides before you lead people to their early graves. Witches/ wizards are real. If you have the aforementioned problems go for deliverance.
Prisca Ofure Osiki@ceefure
Thanks for this. I have suffered with this for about 10 years, I only recently realised what it was, I never understood why calling out Jesus didn’t work (I know it is power), now I know what it is so i’m calm when it happens and conciously struggle to get out of it.
Happens to me when I’m stressed, or when I traveled a long distance, when I don’t get enough sleep the previous night, when I over think. But I thought it was spiritual until now. I wish I had money to pay for this vital information but God bless you.
Well for me, this my opinion on this sleeping paralysis. It is more spiritual than this scientific analysis & most of you here know the truth. How do explain waking up, unable to move and then you see something drawing your legs and you can feel being drawn. How do explain feeling a pressure on your chest&you open your eyes to see some kind of hideous being sitting beside you, staring at you but you are unable to move. A true Christian knows it’s a spiritual attack. All I do is call the name of Jesus or ask the Holy Spirit to help Me. So succubus and incubus doesn’t exist?
From the responses, rebuttals and personal testimonies, you can now see that sleep paralysis exist and a lost of persons initially thought or still ascribe it to a spiritual attack or supernatural causes.
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