Rose F's Experience

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Experience description:   

I felt tingling all over my body, then I notice i feel like i'm not breathing, this frightens me, I then feel myself sinking away from my body. I try to breath but can't, my whole body is paralyzed. This feeling is strangely nice but yet my mind is telling me to breath, as if i don't breath i may go to far and not come back.  It is such a struggle to breath and move.

I don't know if the feeling of me not breathing is that or is it just I'm moving away from my body.

When I managed to move and get up i told my boyfriend, he said it was just a dream, but it happened 2 more times that night.

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?           I feel alert although my eyes are closed and I can't move, I'm aware of the light being on in my room but it feels like i'm trapped in my body, then I'm sinking away from it, like sinking away into the bed.

Was the experience dream like in any way?   I didn't feel like I was dreaming

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes

It was if i was falling or sinking away from my body

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Part of me wanted not to fight it and just go, as the feeling was strangely pleasant, but another part was saying breath, move, come back.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           no

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          Yes

I could hear my boyfriend turning the pages of his book, i could see the light in my room through my eyelids.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Uncertain

I felt like i was falling away to somewhere else. away from my body

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       Yes

my mind, i think was saying breath or move, just wanting me to come back.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       it hasn't

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         No

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes

some said out of body experience, others said i was just sleeping

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  mixed, fear, but i would like to know what was happening, it was as if I was supposed to go somewhere, or leave my body.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      the feeling of not breathing, although i didn't feel the physical need to breath.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        no