Originally Posted by Your dreaming WAKE UP
I'm pretty sure there's only one type of sleep paralysis. o.O
When I induce sleep paralysis, I usually wait for all the noises and vibrations to die down, then from there I start to hallucinate visuals to the point where I'm in full blown in REM sleep and then I do whatever after. It's great.
The only reason you experience the "old hag" is because you're still too scared. Next time think positively and have happy thoughts, and your hallucinations will turn out to be positive and happy as well.
Well, there's sleep paralysis and then there's lucid dreaming. Lucid dreaming sounds more like what you're describing. Sleep paralysis is pretty terrifying.
I've experienced sleep paralysis one time. It was definitely freaky.
My eyes were open, I could see everything in the room, but couldn't move. Felt pressure on my chest like I was being held down. Then I heard a very nasty sounding voice speaking/growling, just outside of my field of vision. Didn't see anything that I can remember, just that raspy voice.