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Monday, November 8, 2010


I wrote previously about a paranormal activity in our house,and that my sister has been having some incidents with some scary things she's seen.
I stumbled into this article today that made me feel kinda stupid lol,although it does not explain everything we have seen or witnessed but it covers at least half of it
the thing is,we are always blaming other people,or other things for whatever is wrong with our lives,we even get to the point of blaming Gennies and ghosts ... we run away and accuse the unknown,or the things that cannot speak out and deny it
Not everything can be religiously explained,sometimes it's just us,believe it or not!
Here:
Sleep paralysis 
is paralysis associated with sleep that may occur in normal subjects or be associated with narcolepsy, cataplexy, and hypnagogic hallucinations. The pathophysiology of this condition is closely related to the normal hypotonia that occur during REM sleep.[1] When considered to be a disease, isolated sleep paralysis is classified as MeSH D020188.[2] Some evidence suggests that it can also, in some cases, be a symptom of migraine.[3][4]

The Nightmare, by Henry Fuseli (1781) is thought to be one of the classic
depictions of sleep paralysis perceived as a demonic visitation.

Symptoms and characteristics
Physiologically, sleep paralysis is closely related to REM atonia, the paralysis that occurs as a natural part of REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. Sleep paralysis occurs either when falling asleep, or when awakening. When it occurs upon falling asleep, the person remains aware while the body shuts down for REM sleep, and it is called hypnagogic or predormital sleep paralysis. When it occurs upon awakening, the person becomes aware before the REM cycle is complete, and it is called hypnopompic or postdormital.[5] The paralysis can last from several seconds to several minutes "by which the individual may experience panic symptoms".[6] (described below) As the correlation with REM sleep suggests, the paralysis is not entirely complete; use of EOG traces shows that eye movement is still possible during such episodes.[7] When there is an absence of narcolepsy, sleep paralysis is referred to as isolated sleep paralysis (ISP).[8]
In addition, the paralysis may be accompanied by terrifying hallucinations (hypnopompic or hypnagogic) and an acute sense of danger.[9] Sleep paralysis is particularly frightening to the individual because of the vividness of such hallucinations.[8] The hallucinatory element to sleep paralysis makes it even more likely that someone will interpret the experience as a dream, since completely fanciful or dream-like objects may appear in the room alongside one's normal vision. Some scientists have proposed this condition as an explanation for alien abductions and ghostly encounters.[10] A study by Susan Blackmore and Marcus Cox (the Blackmore-Cox study) of the University of the West of England supports the suggestion that reports of alien abductions are related to sleep paralysis rather than to temporal lobe lability.[11]

Possible causes
Several studies have concluded that many or most people experience sleep paralysis at least once or twice in their lives.[citation needed] A study conducted by Sedaghat F. et al. has investigated the prevalence of sleep paralysis among Iranian medical students. 24.1% of students reported experiencing sleep paralysis at least once in their lifetime. The same result was reported among Japanese, Nigerian, Kuwaiti, Sudanese and American students.[12]
Many people who commonly enter sleep paralysis also suffer from narcolepsy. In African Americans, panic disorder occurs with sleep paralysis more frequently than in Caucasian Americans.[13] Some reports read that various factors increase the likelihood of both paralysis and hallucinations. These include:
  • Sleeping in a face upwards or supine position
  • Increased stress
  • Sudden environmental/lifestyle changes
  • A lucid dream that immediately precedes the episode.
  • Excessive consumption of alcohol coupled with lack of adequate sleep.[14]

*Middle-East, Western and Central Asia :

  • In Arabic Culture, sleep paralysis is often referred to as 'Raboos' (Arabic: كابوس‎), literally "presser" or 'Ja-thoom' (Arabic: جاثوم‎) literally "What sits heavily on something". Though the term 'Raboos' is also used to refer to any form of bad dreams. In folklore across Arab countries, the 'Raboos' is believed to be a shayṭān or a ‘ifrīt which sits, heavily, on people's chests.

In Arabic:


الجاثوم علامة فارقة بين العلم والخيال  نُشر في جريدة الوطن السعودية في يوليو 2009


الدمام: سهام الدعجاني
شلل النوم أو ما يعرف بـ"الجاثوم" قضية أثارت جدلا بين الدين والعلم، وشكل علامة فارقة بين الحقيقة والخرافة, وعرفه الكثيرون على أنه "جني" يضغط على صدر الإنسان فيصيبه بشلل مؤقت، وعلى الرغم من أن "الجاثوم" ليس له أساس علمي إلا أن البعض يعتقد أنه نوع من الأنفس الشريرة التي تهاجم الإنسان عندما يكون نائما فتصيبه بشلل لا يقدر بعده على الحراك.

"الجاثوم" حالة يحس فيها الإنسان النائم أن ثقلا يضغط على جسده وبالذات على منطقة الصدر وبالتالي لا يقدر على الحراك ويمكن أن يصاحبه هلوسات مخيفة, وتستغرق أعراضه من ثوان إلى عدة دقائق، وخلالها يحاول بعض المرضى طلب المساعدة أو حتى البكاء, لكـن دون جدوى، وتختفي الأعراض مع مرور الوقت أو عندما يلامس أحد المريض أو عند حدوث ضجيج.

العلم يقول إنه ليس لهذه الحالة أي أساس علمي وإنه لم يثبت حدوث أي حالة وفاة خلال ذلك، فالحجاب الحاجز لا يتأثر، ويبقى التنفس طبيعياً، بينما يذكر أحد علماء الدين أن "الجاثوم" قد يكون بسبب أذية جني.
يقول الشيخ الدكتور علي عبد العزيز الشبل أستاذ العقيدة والشريعة في جامعة الإمام محمد بن سعود الإسلامية: إن ما يسمى "الجاثوم" وهو ما يحس به الإنسان بأن هناك ما يجثم على صدره حتى لا يستطيع معه الحركة ويحس بضيق في التنفس مرده في الغالب إلى أحد أمرين أولهما نفسي تخيلي في نفس الإنسان يحسه نتيجة ضغوط نفسية أو أسرية أو مالية يصاب معها بالضيق فتنعكس على صدره بهذا الشكل، مشيرا إلى أن هذا النوع كثير في الناس فإنه عند الاشتداد في الأزمات النفسية والمصائب والأقدار مع ضعف الإيمان يحس بهذه الحالة من ضيق التنفس.
من جهته, قال استشاري أمراض الصدر واضطرابات النوم ومدير المركز الجامعي لطب وأبحاث النوم بكلية الطب في جامعة الملك سعود البروفيسور أحمد باهمام إن شلل النوم هو حالة من عدم القدرة على تحريك الجسم يصاحبها هلوسات مخيفة، مشيرا إلى أنه قد تستغرق أعراضه من ثوان إلى عدة دقائق، وخلالها يحاول بعض المرضى طلب المساعدة أو حتى البكاء لكن دون جدوى، وتختفي الأعراض عندما يلامس أحد النائم أو عند حدوث ضجيج.
وأضاف باهمام أن الدراسات أظهرت أن 2% من الناس يتعرضون لشلل النوم على الأقل مرة في الشهر وقد يصيب هذا المرض أي عمر، مشيرا إلى أنه قد يتعرض 12% من الناس لهذه الأعراض لأول مرة خلال الطفولـة.
ويفصل باهمام ظاهرة شلل النوم "الجاثوم" علميا بقوله: من الثابت علمياً أن النوم يتكون من عدة مراحل، أحد هذه المراحل يدعى (حركة العين السريعة)، وتحدث الأحلام خلال هذه المرحلة وقد خلق الله آلية تعمل لتحمينا من تنفيذ أحلامنا تدعى (ارتخاء العضلات) وهذا يعني أن جميع عضلات الجسم تكون مشلولة خلال الأحلام ما عدا عضلة الحجاب الحاجز وعضلات العينين، وتنتهي هذه الآلية بمجرد انتقالك إلى مرحلة أخرى من مراحل النوم أو الاستيقاظ، إلا أنه وفي بعض الأحيان يستيقظ المريض خلال مرحلة حركة العين السريعة، في حين أن هذه الآلية (ارتخاء العضلات) لم تكن قد توقفت بعد، وينتج عن ذلك أن يكون المريض في كامل وعيه ويعي ما حوله ولكنه لا يستطيع الحركة بتاتاً.
وبما أن الدماغ كان في طور الحلم فإن ذلك قد يؤدي إلى هلوسات مرعبة وشعور المريض باقتراب الموت أو ما شابه.

وأضاف: أفضل ما يمكن أن نفعله خلال حدوث النوبة أن نحاول تحريك عضلات الوجه والعينين من جهة إلى أخرى، فذلك ينهي هذه الأعراض. وأكد أن الضغط النفسي وعدم كفاية النوم يزيد من حدوث هذه الأعراض، ونصح بالحصول على النوم الكافي والتقليل من الضغوط وممارسة الرياضة، مشيرا إلى أن بعض الفرضيات تؤكد بأن النوم على الجنب يساعد في التخلص من هذه النوبات.
 

9 comments:

hajar aman shah said...

sheesssh....now I FEEL stupid! hahaah, Astaghfirullah AlAzim. Thank you for sharing sister, and that's one denial that we're facing. Blaming others than ourselves, sorry jins and the unseen...*shake head*

Haitham هيثم Al-Sheeshany الشيشاني said...

و فوق كل ذي علم عليم
:)

Rain said...

LOOOL..yeah sorry from me as well!

Rain said...

Haitham,
ino msh fahem 3laik,you believe in the religious explaination?

Haitham هيثم Al-Sheeshany الشيشاني said...

قصدت إنو بعالم الأحلام ما حدا بيعرف شو بيصير بالضبط
و لا بالضبط شو الآليّة :)

hajar aman shah said...

but i still do believe in the unseen. and the unconcious state when we're dreaming.

kinziblogs said...

Science doesn't explain everything, and since there is obviously a spiritual dimension to life, I don't think it completely explains the situation with your sister.

I used to be mentored by a witch, and almost became one before I became a Christian (in fact, I became a Christian because of studying witchcraft). It was as a result of occultic and demonic experiences that I, raised in an atheist family, became a believer in God and His power over evil.

Activity such as using tarot cards, astrology *burj) reading palms and coffee grounds, using a Ouiji board, all opens a portal to a darker part of existence that allows evil into ones' life. If you invite it, it will stay.Homes where it is practiced are affected. My parent's home had many such happenings, but after they died and we prayed over the home, it stopped.

Jesus had much to say about demons. It is in His name we pray when there is activity like this or oppression. If your sister has been involved in any of the activities I listed, she should stop at once.

Rain said...

Hajar,
I didn't stay I stopped believing in them of course I do,but we shouldn't blame them for everything hehe

Kinzi,
Welcome :)
Like I told Hajar,yes I believe in them but we don't have to explaineverything according to supernatural stuff!
Please don't scare me I was just starting to feel safe again :'(
You know what?you are right my sister has been doing that with some people(the palm reading thing and other stuff) so maybe you're right maybe that's what's causing it :(
and now I'm scared again :(

I know believing in god and having him in your heart protects you,but still I almost wet my pants everytime she tells me that it happened to her again :(

kinziblogs said...

Rain, I would also check if the person doing the research is an atheist. If the concept of a spiritual dimension of life is not in the person's world view, it will be dismissed.

I am sorry to scare you, but I also don't want you to completely disregard what could be an element that is worthy of healthy fear. Much of fear is just psychological, but some of what you talked about is serious, and needs a spiritual remedy.

Not reverential fear, that belongs to God, nor craven fear, as that comes from the enemy, but healthy fear, like that of fire.

Please do warn your sister. I don't know if you have ever read the Old Testament of the Bible, but the warnings against seeking the future are very severe...and it is usually people speaking under the influence of demons who do it. It is like idolatry, and the opposite of faith: we need to trust God for the things He will provide for us, it is not for us to know. It can become an obsession.

If your sister is unwilling to give it up, or feels controlled by the desire for the information, there is a bigger problem.

(I am speaking from my experience and the understanding we have as Christians of the scriptures. Jesus Christ spent a good portion of his ministry healing possessed people)

I will be praying for you, Rain. :)