• 4 months ago

    Able to move body but unable to open eyes while having a dream

    I was having a dream which i can't fully remember but there was a point where i realized this was a dream but couldn't control what was happening. I knew something bad was about to happen but i couldn't open my eyes. I would assume that this was sleep paralysis but i could move my body in real life and was fully conscious other than the fact that my eyes were closed and i was having a dream. I was able to take my hand and pry my eyes open leading to me being awake. I was unable to find anything that sounded like this online and was wondering if someone could explain what this was.

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  • 4 months ago

    RE: Able to move body but unable to open eyes while having a dream

    Bit confused about your post. You were "fully conscious" while you were dreaming? That doesn't make sense.

    I suspect in reality you were in some sort of a half-awake, half-asleep state, maybe something similar to what is described as a hypnapompic hallucination.

    If so, then sleep paralysis, which is common and harmless, sounds like a good bet.
      • 4 months ago
        Yeah i should've described that part better. Obviously if i was having a dream i wasn't fully conscious but i meant that i was aware that i was dreaming and could feel my surroundings. Thanks for the response
      • 3 months ago
        I have RBD, which is where you dream and your body acts out the dream. I often know that I am dreaming and moving, but can't open my eyes or stop the dream. Klonopin is good at stopping this problem.
  • 3 months ago

    RE: Able to move body but unable to open eyes while having a dream

    Hello my name is Gregge, I am a Counselor and Hypnotherapist, I work for Florida Hospitals, in reference to behavioral therapy, I see this quite often, and I would like to help you, and I am wondering if you would have the time to meet up with me via Skype, I would have some tough questions, in reference to regression, my past experience of Compulsive behaviors such as this, contributes to past family experiences, I would like to offer you a free no obligation Session via Skype, there is no obligation, in the meantime here is my website, there is a medical history questionnaire that I would like you to fill out at your leisure, just to get an idea of what you are going through.
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