How To Break Sleep Paralysis

In order to break sleep paralysis, your best and most reliable bet is to use the fact that sleep paralysis only affects your voluntary muscle system, not your involtary muscle system.

For instance, sleep paralysis paralyzes your arms and legs but not your heart. Your breathing is semi-involuntary and that’s the trick we can use to escape sleep paralysis every time.

The only way your body knows if you’re asleep is if you act like you’re awake. So to send a signal to your body that your mind is really awake, simply change your breathing pattern to something other than the normal sleep breathing pattern you’re already in.

By the way, you can use sleep breathing as a sleep command to trick your body into falling asleep and enter waking sleep paralysis.

When you change your breathing pattern, such as breathing much more deeply and longer, for about 15 seconds your body will notice the change and automatically exit sleep paralysis.

This is much easier than trying to move a digit or limb which most books recommend. Moving a digit or limb isn’t very effective especially in 100% sleep paralysis where your voluntary muscle system is inaccessible.

In the next post we’ll cover why sleep paralysis is ideal for lucid dreaming and OBEs

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16 Responses to “How To Break Sleep Paralysis”

  1. mm says:

    If one relaxes and accepts the state without tensing, one awakens.

  2. Deep says:

    I meditate and it breaks it most of the time, sometimes leading straight to an awesome OBE

  3. Aero says:

    Would holding my breath help?

  4. Anonymous says:

    thanks, i am a beginner lucid dreamer, and i hope i`ll never get a sleep paralysis, but if i do, ill use your tips :) thank you!

  5. A guy says:

    I force all my muscles, arms, legs, everything on my body that a have and I try my hardest to do it, and I wake up, sleep paralysis happens to me ALOT! And this method is what I do

  6. A guy says:

    I force all my muscles, arms, legs, everything on my body that a have and I try my hardest to do curl into a ball or that movement to do so, and I wake up, sleep paralysis happens to me ALOT! And this method is what I do

  7. sgroclkc says:

    Incubus(sleep paralysis) symptoms are same as fainting (syncope) symptoms and so Incubus(sleep paralysis) is caused by fainting (syncope) .

  8. not sure says:

    at least twice a week i awake and can only move my eyes. each time this happens i change my breathing to wake up and it feels like a huge weight comes off my chest, i was wondering if i would come out of this state if i just fell back asleep and relaxed.

  9. sgroclkc says:

    Physiological symptoms of sleep paralysis are the same with those of syncope. Thus, sleep paralysis is caused by syncope. For experts in cardiovascular diseases, sleep paralysis or syncope is a common symptoms of cardiovascular disease【1】. For a long time, due to the ignorance of physiological knowledge of syncope , ischemie cerebrale , slow beat, fast beat and so on, psychological illusion in people’s sleep generated by such physical symptoms i.e. the nightmare really has puzzled the psychologists, therefore they put forward a wide range of wrong even absurd views on the nightmares, which both have no scientific basis, and could not be confirmed, even more were not self-consistent. For example, a medical expert Debacke drew the correct conclusion that the anxiety-dream resulted from ischemie cerebrale according to the physiological symptoms of the anxiety-dream of a boy of thirteen. Freud called such view was a ” medical mythology” in the book of Dream Psychology. Most important,the experiment confirmed the idea. For example, a place in country , there is a ”haunted” bed which makes people have sleep paralysis or syncope every night, and it is this fact that the pillow in the bed is too high will reduce cerebral blood flow. 【1】

  10. Anon207 says:

    I’ve been into lucid dreaming for a while but never tried it myself. I’m frequent into getting sleep paralysis and I’m often afraid of it. The last last time I had this issue, I was half lidded and I heard a witch cackling. It terrifies me and I don’t really want to enter that state again…(I’m thirteen, it’s alright to have fears… No matter what age. XD) Whilst entering the lucid state, do we have to surpass the sleep paralysis first?

  11. Anonymous says:

    Just got out of sleep paralysis and oddly enough I could move my tongue but obviously incapable of speech and awoke to find my pillow was wet

  12. sgroclkc says:

    There are two main types of scary phenomenons in sleep(nightmare and sleep paralysis) that are caused by two main scary symptoms of cardiovascular disease {palpitation and fainting (syncope)}.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Okay I’ve been researching how to wake from sp cause I’m about to start lucid dreaming. I read that attempting this is an easy way to have sp, and one of the foolproof ways to automatically wake is to scrunch your face(as if smelling something awful) a few times. Do you know if this method works?

  14. Anonymous says:

    Sometimes I feel like I am not breathing

  15. rdnard says:

    I will try your technic when next, but currently, I just tense my whole body and refuse to accept makes that I can’t move. I maintain a moved unphysical possible and it breaks. I also force my eyes to remain stable. lately I d under out y it happened to me after all, so now I can say I have the capability of allowing it happen myself, no terror involved, total fearless. I seem to be posting a little late. I think ur opinion counts too

  16. Douglas says:

    Wow , didn`t know that this was possible. The blog is nice and informative and tells us specifics what can be done to cure it. The tips were nice and easy to follow and I hope will be effective too as promised!

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