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Being Pressed.

Hi Thelma please can you do a post on something that has been disturbing me? It is this issue of being pressed down when I am sleeping. I don't know how to really explain it but it's as if I'm falling or something is pressing me down, I try to wake up but I have to struggle and struggle first. Most times it is as if I am awake because I feel very aware of my surrounding. I know some people say it is sleep paralysis but for me I always feel like it's a spiritual attack, when it starts happening I shout Jesus or blood of Jesus and that is how I come out of it. Please is anyone else experiencing something like this? Please how can I know if it is spiritual attack or if it is sleep paralysis, and how can I make it stop? Thank you. 

I don't have any answers on this but I did a post on sleep paralysis months ago...


  1. Go for deliverance and try to pray before you sleep...

  2. When next such happens,despite being scared don't panick nor struggle to wake/get up,try to relax ur mind,be calm and take a deep breath...u are to sure to snap out of it *sleep paralysis* but if after doing d aforementioned,u still find it diff' getting out *spiritual attack*

    1. First time I am seeing your comment here Elena. #shines teeth# the TTBR keep increasing

  3. It has happened to me before, its like you are being pressed on the bed and you cant even shout, seems like your voice is subdued, i don't know what to make of it

    1. Lola I love having you here. It's been ages!

    2. Hey lady!!! I am proud of you, your blog has grown!!!! As in serious exponential growth. I hope to guest blog someday

  4. It is called "PRESSING" in Naija but "SLEEP PARALYSIS" by the white people. As a typical Nigerian, I will say it's way beyond scientific theory why? Because once you are able to even whisper "Blood of Jesus" you are released and then you wake up.#Godpassdevil

    1. Thank you very much Bloggitup, I was thinking this before I saw your comment, if it's science why does saying "Blood of Jesus" stop it? Whenever it happens to me I just tell myself if that name can come out your mouth you're OK, but sometimes you can't even get the words out.

      It makes me realize that my life is not in my own hands but in God's

  5. Everything in Naija is now spiritual. Have food poisoning - spiritual, can't find husband - spiritual, break a leg - spiritual, have a headache - spiritual, bump your head on a pole -spiritual, can't have male kids - spiritual. Have sleep paralysis - spiritual... Naija I hail thee. Ignorance!!

    1. I have read an insightful and very detailed article on sleep paralysis; how you shouldn't panic but relax when it happens and so on.... but I still maintain it is spiritual because once you can mutter the "blood of Jesus", you are released from the scuffle.
      Dear anonymous, since you aren't ignorant pls school us on why the blood of Jesus always comes to the rescue if it isn't spiritual.

    2. Its psychological my dear. One of The reasons why people can't perform a particular task because they need a specific thing around them.
      An example was the great rapper notorious BIG, HE could never make a solid record if 'bitches' weren't in the studio with him. And some naija artist today can't do anything without smoking. Whatever rocks your boat is just fine.

      Most of us have grown up believing in the name of Jesus Christ as our protector and guardian, so we always go back to him anytime we find ourselves in 'bad' situation. If a non-christian is told to say the name of Jesus and he doesn't understand it, it can't work.

      So I repeat, its all about our psychology.

    3. Spot on Uyi..u got here b4 I cud respond to blogitup.
      Honey, its just a thing of the mind. Calling Jesus supposedly works for you because you believe it will work not necessarily that it works. It's psychological dear.

    4. Okay o,if you say so. Thank you Uyi and Anony Sir/Ma.

    5. The same way some people say most things are spiritual is the same way some other people say those same things are psychological. Believe what you want to believe but don't forget that the devil attacks your mind, once he's gotten a hold of your mind your own has finished.

  6. Don't sleep on ur back. Simple
    Nobody will "press you" if u sleep on ur sides or front.

    1. Lmao!! The way I love this girl ehn

    2. I agree o. That was my solution when I experienced this. J

  7. Best way to be rid of it is to be on 'FIRE' for God. When your spiritual life is HOT and active, fear nor go let devil near i say its a demonic attack and i experienced it way back, when i was a newbie born again christian

  8. I have experienced it severally, it's by muttering "blood of Jesus" I snap out of it.

    I became more prayerful, it's been a long time. Try to sleep on your side/ stomach, more. If it's still happening seek God.

    Anyway remember that God should always be the centre of your life, not only when you are in trouble.

    Pray before you go to bed as well.
    (why is the demon in the picture a woman, Thelma, I put it to you that,....)

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  10. I experience this growing up, but i was able to deduce a trend with it. It only happens to me when i sleep on my back (that is facing upwards), but when i sleep in other positions, nothing happens. Ever since then, i am conscious of my sleeping positions.

    Check your sleeping position and see if it's same, and don't forget to pray b4 u sleep.

  11. Sleep paralysis is both logical and illogical. There's no need explaining the illogical aspect here because you first have to believe in the spiritual and then experience it for yourself before accepting it as a fact. It's like Thelma posting here that she saw JESUS last night. Even I would find that weird with all my knowledge and acceptance of the paranormal.

    So dear Poster, treat this issue seriously from both the logical and illogical side. For the logical, see a doctor; for the illogical, follow Kabuoy's advice. Stay blessed.

  12. I sleep on my back most times. it kinda is my most comfortable sleeping position. So why don't i experience it anymore or every time? Life is way more spiritual than we can imagine... I know @Uyi will never agree ( always trying to explain everything with Logic)

    1. Come young lady, just leave me alone oh before I invade your house... unexpected ofcourse.

    2. Lmao @Uyi. Don't blame Uyi, we're all wired that way naturally. Accepting issues related to the paranormal isn't normal unless you experience it yourself.

    3. And dats why I like Uyi. He is very logical and open minded. A lot of ppl need to start thinking with their God given brains instead of throwing everything to spirituality or deliverance. Humans are above animals for a reason...intelligence!!
      It's like sum1 throwing up after eating a bad meal, instead of rushing him to the hospital, you will still see some ignoramouses that will say take him for deliverance instead. As if its not the same God that infused intelligence into doctors to have the ability to sort out such problems. I really tire ooo.

  13. Be prayerful, see a pastor for deliverance and try changing ur sleeping position. Everything will be alright.

  14. I experience this mostly when I sleep in the afternoon, I wake up but can't open my eyes, sometimes I'll be struggling to wake up but it feels like someone is pressing me down, be trying to call JESUS but can't. It's tiring and frustrating to the extent that I dread sleeping in the afternoon these days.

    So dear poster you are not alone.

  15. Experience they say is the best teacher...not until we (or someone close to us) experience something that logic, intelligence or even science cannot explain.... some people will never believe in the supernatural.
    @Uyi U know say na only you i fit pick on na...

  16. Why does this happen only when one sleeps facing up? The inability to shout or difficulty in breathing is caused by the tongue partially blocking your airway. When the braind doesnt get as much oxygen, images appear.

    I am not disputing the fact that we are spiritual beings and that spiritual things do happen but, c'mon guys, before we jump into that bandwagon, be logical first. i can confidently tell you that if you sleep on your side or on your tummy, sleep paralysis wont happen.

  17. Go and marry and let your partner know the signs and the person can wake u up.


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