Paralysis and not being able to move in a dream

Not Moving In Dreams And Waking Up Not Moving!

In this dream meaning, I will cover not being able to move in real life during sleep and unable to move during a dream. If at some point in the night you will become ridged, and experience paralysis, this is due to the nature of sleep.

Paralysis during sleep is one of the fundamental conditions of the sleeping process which we must have during dreaming. Maybe in the dream, you must get out of harm's way, escape an attacker, or move quickly away from a natural disaster! But, you can't even get your legs moving! You feel paralyzed and unable to move.

Paralysis often appears in REM sleep. We all go to REM sleep approximately 90 minutes after we fall asleep. Brain waves increase in speed, heart rate, and breathing increase, and blood pressure rises. REM sleep is extremely active for the brain, but the muscles may become almost inflexible, and the person may not be able to move.

One theory is that the brain does not act out dreams because it could be dangerous. However, there may be some muttering, twitching, or talking and one may even see their eyes moving under the (usually!) closed eyelids. Closed eyelids. The REM phase lasts approximately 90 minutes. It occurs four to five times per night. Between the REM phase is the deeper, more peaceful non-REM sleep.

Normally, these types of dreams occur when there is a call for you to take a certain action that you aren't able or willing in real life. Maybe you need to end a relationship you don't like but you don't want to hurt the other person. Or, perhaps you need to confront your boss or parent about something. But it's uncomfortable to be assertive with authority figures, especially if they are your boss paying your wages. No matter what the situation is, there is something that prevents you from doing the right thing. The urgency of the dream mirrors the growing discomfort you are feeling due to a certain amount of conflict in waking life.

The paralysis during the dream is often caused by inner conflict. The only way to ease the pressure is to compromise with yourself. Most likely, this dream is about your situation and makes you open your eyes to find an opportunity to find the middle way. Instead of thinking that you can do something drastic and then saying, "I cannot!" think about what moderate actions you could take to get out of the impasse. You can let go of the feeling that you are stuck by making reasonable compromises and taking small steps towards moving things along.

In your dream you may have

  • You experience paralysis.
  • You cannot move.
  • You were panicking in the dream.
  • Your body is stiff in the dream.
  • You feel awake but unable to move your body.

Positive changes are afoot if

  • The dream was positive in nature.
  • Try to move forward with confidence.

Detailed dream interpretation

It is easy to understand why the sensation of paralysis will result so closely to anxiety, and why it is so often connected with this. On another level, if the dream is conflicting, then it shows you currently have strong emotions and fears. You may wish to escape this feeling in your dream, and if that is the case, you need to consider both the unconscious and conscious mind.

If you regularly have dreams of this nature, it is important to try to prevent eating fattening foods. Dreaming of being paralyzed will show that you have little confidence in yourself, and also those around you. You need to have more confidence, and you may need to go on a path of change in order to find out what you need to do to solve this unpleasant experience in your dream.

Paralysis can also represent hesitance. Being paralyzed in a dream can foretell bankruptcy and incapacity in business. In general, to dream that you are paralyzed means you have to take care of your health. When you feel paralyzed in a dream, you probably feel strong fear of repression. If you suffer from paralysis in a dream, it is possible to make some insecure transactions in the future.

In summary, this dream is a message for you to enjoy your life, and try to move forward with confidence. Life is too short, and you need to recognize that going forward is the only way.

Why can I not move in a dream?

Dreams with high emotional content can be difficult to remember, especially if they aren't in line with our inner feelings. These dreams can often be very useful to us and help us identify our conflicts. The brain has different electrical rhythms for different sleep patterns.

Scientists have discovered a lot about electrical rhythms in the brain by connecting people to electronic measuring devices. The rhythm changes according to the state of consciousness. Each type of brainwave can be referred to using a different letter from the Greek alphabet.

  • Beta. This is the normal brain rhythm while one is fully awake.
  • Alpha. This slower rhythm is when we are tired and relaxed. It can be seen when we listen to music, daydream, or relax in the bathtub.
  • Theta. The brain enters this rhythm when we fall asleep, which is slower than alpha.
  • Delta. This is the slowest rhythm and can be seen when we are asleep deeply or anesthetized. This can also be seen in deep meditations achieved by a spiritual connection.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of paralysis

Surprised. Discontent. Amazed. Scared. Sad. Upset. Worried. Anxious.

By Florance Saul
Jun 14, 2012