I use to get sleep paralysis/night terrors when I was younger. it would start with a humming in my ear. I could usually recognize it at this point and wake up, or choose to let it take over. I never saw anything but always felt the general sense of dread and terror.
It has been many years but now I want to experience it again. Any sure fire way to trigger it? I would like to build up to full blown hallucinations and film it all. Pic related is usually how I sleep but can adjust as needed.
I've experience this too. I would never a humming though but I couldn't get up. I was aware I was sleeping but wanted to get up but I couldn't for I don't even know how long. I would struggle and I think I could feel my arms and legs moving slightly. When I finally woke up I would snap and jump out of bed and feel like I was freaking out.
I remember laying on my back and feeling the humming start. It almost felt like tinnitus or something but low pitched. If I rolled over right away nothing happened. If I ignored it and let myself drift away, I would have the paralysis.
The worst moment was once when I managed to clasp my hands together in my sleep. In the paralyzed state it felt like someone/something else's hand grabbing mine.
I get sleep paralysis right after waking up, sometimes, but the way I would purposefully induce it is by lying still and trying to keep my mind awake. I think that's the idea of it - let your body sleep while your mind stays awake.
Btw if you find yourself paralysed and wanting to opt out, just take a few deep breaths. After a while you'll regain control of your body
this, minus opening your eyes. not sure why anon included that.
on every breath in, count upwards. say it in your head and visualize the number in your eyelids. on your breath out, mentally say "i'm dreaming". do this until you feel your body starting to buzz and sleep paralysis will kick in. have funnnnn