I don't think I've ever had sleep paralysis (knock on wood), but I do relate to many other things people have mentioned here. My favourite is Lucid Dreaming, where you realize you are dreaming within the dream. This probably only happened to me 2 or 3 times in my life where I didn't wake up immediately after realization. It's fun, I basically act like god, or a genie, and fly around the city or make hot women appear naked before me and I have sex with them (mind you the last time this happened to me I was in my teens). For the most part, I end up waking up once I become lucid in the dream (before I get a chance to do any fun stuff). Twitching in sleep is probably something akin to the "jimmy legs." Fairly common. I think I've talked in my sleep before as well; but I know my girlfriend does this with semi-regular occurrence. Hypnic Jerks I also get. Basically when I'm on the cusp of falling asleep, I'll see a bright light come towards me and BOOM I wake up. And lastly, I hate the dreams J mentioned where you have to wake up from sleeping in the dream, only to have to wake up again for real.
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1/15/09 at 8:46pm