First let me say, I'm 27 years old. I have two children, and I'm a teacher. I'm not religious, and I don't think I have psychic abilities or anything like that. I think I'm pretty level headed, but I do believe in psychics, spirits, and things of that nature.
Anyway, about 3 years ago I was asleep when I felt/heard this loud "buzzing noise" inside my head. My body felt like it was vibrating, and I began to float above my bed. I looked down and saw my husband lying there. It was very scary and I started trying to wake myself up. I couldn't open my eyes. I tried to yell, but nothing came out. When I was finally able to get up, I jumped up so quickly that it awoke my husband. I immediately looked out the window through the blinds. I thought I had seen a light during all of this. My husband asked what happened and I told him, "I thought I was being abducted by (expletive) aliens!" I tried to go back to sleep, chalking it up to a dream. Every time I would start to doze off, the buzzing would start and I would open my eyes. It was a very sleepless night. The following night, the same thing happened. I fought it again. It was very scary.
The next day, I started looking online to see if I could figure out what was happening to me. I did some reading and convinced myself that it was Sleep Paralysis. They say sleep paralysis can be brought on by lack of sleep, and considering I was working, going to school, and had 2 small children - I bought it.
I had maybe a night or two of peaceful sleep before it happened again. Each time I would try to fight it, but each time it would last a little longer before I could awake. I knew I wasn't dreaming. It all felt so real. I didn't hear any voices that weren't there - I didn't see things that weren't there. My room looked exactly as it does. I could touch the ceiling, but had no control over where I was "floating." It scared me so much, I told my husband about it and asked him to lay on top of me when we went to sleep. I don't know how or why, but when he layed on top of me, it wouldn't happen. Of course, that's not a very comfortable way to sleep, so when he stopped doing that - it continued to happen.
I found a video on the internet by Robert Monroe from the Monroe Institute and watched it. He told about his experience, and I was like, "wow! That is EXACTLY what happens to me!" As it happened more and more, I tried to relax and see what would happen. I had a couple of really cool experiences (one in particular) where I actually left my house and was "floating" outside in my neighborhood. Eventually, it stopped happening and I was thrilled. It wasn't long lived though because it started happening again.
As of now, I can go 2 months without it happening, and then it will happen again. It's been on and off for about 3 years now. One time in my "sleep" I even wiped my hand across the top of ceiling fan so that when I was awake I could check it and see if my hand print was there (from the dust). I did check it and I was actually surprised when the fan looked untouched.
I don't think this is simply Sleep Paralysis anymore. It continued/continues to happen even though I'm not under any pressure or lack of sleep. I would like to be able to relax and enjoy the experience, but it's difficult because the buzzing/vibrating/floating is very scary when it starts and my immediate reaction is to wake up and make it stop.
I just don't understand why this started happening so suddenly. What is the reason? Is there one? Why me? I've read lots of people's posts who actually TRY to make this happen. I never even knew about it before it started. I don't tell people about it because they would think I'm nuts. My husband knows, but I've stopped mentioning it to him because it's so common now. If it happens after it hasn't happened for awhile, I'll say, "well, I'm floating away again." ha ha.
If anyone has any answers for me about why this may be happening, please do comment. Nothing like this has ever happened to me before - why at 25?