What she described is something some of us are familiar with, and most of us ascribe to demons, familiar spirit, incubus and succubus (I'm not going to go spiritual on you guys, I'll only scratch the surface). Basically that drowning feeling in your sleep where you feel like you're falling and being pressed down at the same time and you try to move, speak, scream, wake up, but for a few minutes it's impossible. Sometimes we see the "person" or when feel them there. Yes, it has to be demons. Most certainly a spiritual attack, yes?
Well not necessarily. I just learnt of something called Sleep Paralysis and it has these very same symthoms too. People who suffer from sleep paralysis are said to be unable to move their bodies and also feel like they're being pressed down or strangled and are unable to speak or move. They also see or feel a presence with them in the room. They are usually in a state of panic or terror when it finally ends. There are some medical/scientific explanations for this.
Now, all three sound very alike and we as Nigerians, some of us who have experienced this have believed it to be spiritual attacks but reading it now, it makes me wonder. Do people suffer from sleep paralysis or some medical side effects and waste their time going from one deliverance to another in a bid to "arrest" pressing demons?
Is there anyone who can shed some light on this?