Sleep Paralysis

I drink
My wine
And think
Of sleep paralysis.

Then, walking home alone,
I think,
On the wisdom
Of going to bed.

7 thoughts on “Sleep Paralysis

    1. K Morris Poet Post author

      Thank you for your comment, Tiffany. Fortunately I haven’t experienced this often. However, I do remember having experienced a feeling of falling, and other symptoms of sleep paralysis on a few (thankfully) rare occasions. As you say, it can be down to a lot of ideas running around the brain. But also other factors such as a late meal. Best, Kevin

  1. Veronica

    Dear Kevin, I hope your sleep has improved by now. I have been suffering from sleep paralysis since childhood, so your poem has resonated with me. It is the most horrifying feeling – when the mind is awake, but the body still sleeps. I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy! My only advice would be to avoid sleeping on the back – it tends to trigger this terrible experience.

    All the best, Veronica

    1. K Morris Poet Post author

      Dear Veronica. I am sorry that you also suffer from sleep paralysis. Fortunately, in my case, it doesn’t happen to me offten. However, it is, as you say extremely frightening when it does occur. I agree with you that sleeping on one’s back can Trigger it, and I try to avoid doing this. However, in sleep I find that the body naturally moves so one can fall asleep on one’s right side but awake on one’s back or left side. All the best, Kevin

      1. Veronica

        Dear Kevin, your comment made me wonder if sleep paralysis is linked to creativity. Many artists experience this condition. And you are completely right – I often find myself in the most bizarre sleeping positions after waking up! Hopefully, there will be a remedy for sleep paralysis one day.

        I find it especially heartwarming that the word ”Trigger” is automatically capitalized in your writing. I hope you and your loyal companion are well!

        Warmest wishes, Veronica

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