Raw Recovery on Sleep disorders and Memories

 Old Hag' Syndrome is a terrifying sleep disorder that many people suffer from. Also known as 'sleep paralysis', sufferers often wake up in the middle of the night, unable to move or scream, but able to see, hear, feel and smell. It is often accompanied by strange smells, frightening sounds, apparitions of shadows or people, and a weight on the chest, making breathing difficult if not impossible.


Old Hag’ Syndrome is a terrifying sleep disorder that many people suffer from. Also known as ‘sleep paralysis’, sufferers often wake up in the middle of the night, unable to move or scream, but able to see, hear, feel and smell. It is often accompanied by strange smells, frightening sounds, apparitions of shadows or people, and a weight on the chest, making breathing difficult if not impossible.

http://www.amazon.com/Sex-Paranormal-Paul-Chambers/dp/0713727632 Book review - I read this book many years ago and it explained a lot about social sexual anxiety, sleep disorders and how social panics about the supernatural end up creating myths like succubus and old hags to explain very simple biological things like wet dreams and sleep paralysis which also lead and connect to alien abduction delusions

http://www.amazon.com/Sex-Paranormal-Paul-Chambers/dp/0713727632
Book review – I read this book many years ago and it explained a lot about social sexual anxiety, sleep disorders and how social panics about the supernatural end up creating myths like succubus and old hags to explain very simple biological things
like wet dreams and sleep paralysis
which also lead and connect to alien abduction delusions

dreams – day dreams and night dreams

imagination, fantasy, desires, anxieties, wishes hopes and wants

practise runs for possible events and flights of fancy

all things our brains to to maintain their interest while we sleep and the brain performs a range of mainatence

most of our body healing happens during sleep and also memory management – short term to long term

thick and thin memories, facts, emotions, perceptions, sensory data all fragmented and indexed by the lazy gnome librarian that manages… sorta.. our memories

resistance 01

she says resistance is futile, yet.. she resists…

resistance 02

resistance 03

resistance 04

when helpers are tormentors…

resistance 05

resistance 06

resistance 07

resistance 08

resistance 09

processing the process….

6 1 2 3 4 5

sometimes it’s hard to recognize when changes are good until you push through them

and having fewer distressors is better, even when the main distressor remains

lowering stress includes fewer things to stress about as much as keeping stress in proportion to circumstances and being mindful of your span of control and sphere of influence.

but it’s seeing the possibility of a future that one wants to belong to that gives you something or someone to look forward to.

I had to stop dreaming because all I had was nightmares from so many sources and on so many fronts.

This week, I have started to daydream.

maybe soon, I will start to dream again

and maybe then, my memory dysfunction of improper recall of my own life and what words mean will resolve

meditation mindfulness of monkey minded associations, steam train or playful leaps

who I was is not who I will be

I am becoming

and it’s odd to realize

in more ways than one

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