We all know about sleep walking and sleep talking. But have you ever heard about mysterious incidents like sleeping paralysis and hallucinations that occur while you are wide asleep? No? Well, many people have encountered such weird incidents. They are strange and unpleasant and remain a mystery till date.
Here are 9 of the mysterious incidents:-
1. Dream within a dream
If you have watched the movie Inception then you would know about this sleeping problem. Under this, a person dreams within a dream and when he wakes up, he realizes that he was just dreaming that he woke up. Esotericists believe that the problem indicates your predisposition to spiritual practices.
2. Out-of-body experience
Under this neuropsychological phenomenon, a person is half-asleep and half-awake and sees himself from a place outside of his body. Even the scientists don’t know the reason behind seeing such illusion. Yet, some people know how to enter the situation deliberately.
3. Sleeping paralysis
Under sleeping paralysis, the person wakes up in the middle of the night and finds himself unable to move. There are frightening hallucinations and feeling of someone else’s presence in the room. This happens because when we are asleep, our body is half paralyzed so that we don’t sleep walk. Our muscles are turned off while the brain is still awake.
4. Sleep apnea
There is a sudden stop of breathing in a dream which ultimately wakes the person up. This happens because, during sleep, the pharynx muscle relax which sometimes blocks the airways. Smoking and obesity could be the reasons behind it.
5. Hypnagogic hallucinations
Under this, a person sees weird pictures when they are on the verge of falling asleep. They often see scary faces. This is caused due to stress, or good imagination, or sleeping drunk. Children are more likely to be affected by it. That’s the reason why they don’t want to go to bed.
6. Recurring dreams
Psychologists believe that under recurring dreams our brain tries to use such dreams to pay attention to something we don’t notice in daily life. The dream continues to recur until the situation is resolved.
7. Sudden enlightenment
Sometimes we can’t find a solution to a problem and we think about it for a long time. And the brain gives us a clue to it in a dream. This happens because sometimes our subconsciousness knows the answer but it has not reached the consciousness yet. During sleep, our subconscious mind is more active which provides us the insight.
8. Sleep walking
It is the opposite of sleeping paralysis – the person is in sleep but muscles are awake. They can walk, clean, or even leave the house and in the morning, they remember nothing.
Have you experienced any of the above mysterious incidents?