Originally Posted by Fat Dragon
I also have had the succubus/succubi effect, where I "wake" and am unable to move as I feel someone place themselves on top of me. I've also snapped out of such a trance just as something growls in my ear.
Reading this thread just reminded me (and it had to be Halloween). Had this happen to me in March (staying at a friend's beach-house in Bonita Springs, FL). I was laying next to my wife, our daughter in the crib in the room with us. I woke up on my side, facing my wife, and I could swear I felt a form pushing down on my "upper" shoulder. I was afraid to look (and unable to move), but managed to see in my peripherals... a young boy. I could not see it's face, because it wasn't facing me, but for some reason I could picture/imagine it in my mind. A ghostly hollow "Evil Dead" face. I couldn't budge or make a sound. I managed to snap out of it and move, but let me tell you, I had a TON of trouble getting back to sleep that night. I was spooked the rest of the weekend. I've never had as much trouble with any nightmare in my life like that f**ked up instance.
And, yeah, everyone gets the sudden half-asleep wake up jerk/spasm, but the more serious cases in this thread should look into the real condition of Restless Leg Syndrome
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a neurological condition that is characterized by the irresistible urge to move the legs. In order for you to be officially diagnosed with RLS, you must meet the criteria described in the four bullets below:
* You have a strong urge to move your legs which you may not be able to resist. The need to move is often accompanied by uncomfortable sensations. Some words used to describe these sensations include: creeping, itching, pulling, creepy-crawly, tugging, or gnawing.
* Your RLS symptoms start or become worse when you are resting. The longer you are resting, the greater the chance the symptoms will occur and the more severe they are likely to be.
* Your RLS symptoms get better when you move your legs. The relief can be complete or only partial but generally starts very soon after starting an activity. Relief persists as long as the motor activity continues.
* Your RLS symptoms are worse in the evening especially when you are lying down. Activities that bother you at night do not bother you during the day.
RLS can also cause difficulty in falling or staying asleep which can be one of the chief complaints of the syndrome. A substantial number of people who have RLS also have periodic limb movements of sleep (PLMS). These are jerks that occur every 20 to 30 seconds on and off throughout the night. This can cause partial awakenings that disrupt sleep. Sleep deprivation can seriously impact your work, relationships, and health.
EDIT: Some other SLEEP problem CHUD threads...http://chud.com/forums/showthread.php?t=79204http://chud.com/forums/showthread.php?t=94646