The Bachelor's Megan Marx reveals she was afraid to sleep after horrifying experience as a child 

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‘I thought it was a demonic attack’: The Bachelor’s Megan Marx reveals she was afraid to sleep after horrifying experience as a child

The Bachelor’s Megan Marx has revealed she suffered from sleep paralysis as a child. 

Posting to Instagram on Sunday, the reality star, 32, described the ordeal as ‘terrifying’, and admitted she was once afraid to fall asleep.   

Sleep paralysis is the temporary inability to move or speak upon waking, while hallucinations occur shortly before or after a person nods off.  

'I thought it was a demonic attack': The Bachelor's Megan Marx , 32, (pictured) has revealed she suffered from sleep paralysis as a child

‘I thought it was a demonic attack’: The Bachelor’s Megan Marx , 32, (pictured) has revealed she suffered from sleep paralysis as a child 

‘Who here has experienced sleep paralysis? When I was a kid it happened often,’ Megan wrote next to a photo of herself looking at the ground pensively.    

‘I thought it was a demonic attack, which left me scared to fall asleep at night – the whole thing was terrifying to me,’ she continued.

Thankfully, the Bachelor In Paradise alumnus said she hasn’t experienced sleep paralysis in a long time. 

Condition: Posting to Instagram on Sunday, the reality star, 32, described the ordeal as 'terrifying', and admitted she was once afraid to fall asleep

Condition: Posting to Instagram on Sunday, the reality star, 32, described the ordeal as ‘terrifying’, and admitted she was once afraid to fall asleep

‘I haven’t had an episode in years. It wasn’t until I was 24 that I learnt what I was experiencing was a condition many others also deal with,’ she added. 

Sleep paralysis episodes typically occur either early in the night, as someone is falling asleep, or towards the end of the night, as someone is waking up.

There are three categories of hallucinations.

'I haven¿t had an episode in years.': Thankfully, the Bachelor In Paradise alumnus said she hasn't experienced sleep paralysis in a long time

‘I haven’t had an episode in years.’: Thankfully, the Bachelor In Paradise alumnus said she hasn’t experienced sleep paralysis in a long time

Intruder hallucinations consist of a sense of evil presence in the room, which can also manifest into hyper realistic multisensory hallucinations of an actual intruder.

Incubus hallucinations often co-occur with intruder hallucinations, and describe a sensation of pressure on the chest and feelings of being suffocated.

The third category include so-called vestibular-motor hallucinations, which typically don’t occur with the other two, and consist of ‘illusory movement experiences’ such as floating above the bed. 

Ordeal: Sleep paralysis episodes typically occur either early in the night, as someone is falling asleep, or towards the end of the night, as someone is waking up

Ordeal: Sleep paralysis episodes typically occur either early in the night, as someone is falling asleep, or towards the end of the night, as someone is waking up

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