Has anyone else found that their symptoms are exacerbated while pregnant?
Usually, my paralysis/hallucinating state only last for 10 seconds to a minute at most. Lately i have been stuck in an episode of paralysis for up to twenty minutes.
My dreams are horrifying and feel more realistic than ever. My other senses such as physical touch are heightened too. Usually, i am aware when i am experiencing night terror and can wake myself up by focusing on moving a body part eg my pinky finger.
Lately, i am completely unaware i am in a state of sleep paralysis and truly believe in that moment that it is a wakeful experience. My hallucinations have gone from scry to beyond horrifying and are occurring frequently throughout the night. It is awful and affecting my moods during the day! I find i am quite withdrawn, scared or often reflecting on what happened to me during that moment of helplessness.
Only thing i can think of is that pregnancy hormones have something to do with it. Any information or insight would be appreciated.