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Unhappy Sleep Paralysis - I'm Fully Conscious In My Nightmares!

For those of you who are not familiar with this -
Sleep paralysis makes you "wake up" in the middle of your nightmare. You can see everything that's around you, just the way you remember it when you went to bed. You can't move your body at all, and you just feel the presence of something terrible or you hallucinate monsters or ghosts or whatever you're afraid of. You scream from top of your lungs and no one hears you.

I usually experience this when I'm extremely tired, or feeling anxious about something, and falling asleep on my back.
I've lived with this for so long now that I usually know when it's happening; all I can do is try to fight the scary feeling and move my fingers to try to wake myself up.

Is anyone else dealing with this?
It gets to the point where I have to take Ambien or else I'm scared to fall asleep altogether.
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