TravTex wrote:Throwdown wrote:Happens all the time to me, I notice I'm more prone to it when I sleep on my back or stomach, or when it's dead quiet, mostly when I fall asleep on my back. So I make sure I sleep on my side now, which has always been more comfortable for me anyway. It's gotten to the point where sometimes I don't panic, just focus on something to make it move.
Yeah, this. Sleeping on my back during the day is almost a guaranteed weird SP/hallucinogenic trip. It's probably been indicated before that I'm extraordinarily weird, so I -try- to induce it. (Sleep Paralysis and hypnagogic hallucination-type experiences transition well into lucid dreaming.) I'm almost entirely nightmare-proof for whatever reason... I just have 'Horror-themed Dreams'. Hard to call it a nightmare when you think it's fun, eh?
The only time I don't like it is when I realize I am supposed to get up because otherwise I'll be late for something. Then it's a bit of a panic, but only because I know I need to be up and am not. My body plays this little "GET UP NOW!" - "naw, man, later!" game with my mind that's less than stellar feeling.
Otherwise, I'm with Trav on this one. I try to induce it too, and works well just as described. I find all kinds of cool story material if I can slip into a semi-conscious, lucid dream state. I can pretty much control my dreams at that point and really open up to a lot of things I'd otherwise simply be along for the ride with.