Contrary to popular belief sleep paralysis, or "old hag syndrome" is not a sleeping disorder. The entire experience is actually a dream state that symbolizes how paralyzed you are in waking life by problems, or negative thinking patterns you have.
The paralyzed state represents your awareness of problems in your life that you are powerless to change. The old hag that often pushes down on persons chest represents an intuitive aspect of yourself that is negative, yet knows better. This part of you suffocates the real inner you, or paralyzes your ability to progress in life due to negative thinking patterns you see no benefit in changing.
Sleep paralysis is a sign that you need to begin to process negativity in your life. First, you need to stand up to fear whenever you feel it and make time to face fears that you know you have. Next, you need to resist desire for attractive people and material things that you don't believe you can ever really have. You also want to give up a need to have something at all cost.
The next thing you need to do is to begin to apologize for everything wrong you ever did in your life and take responsibility for your actions. Then you want to forgive anyone who ever did you wrong and learn to let go of the past. Jealousy, guilt, and bitterness should also be addressed.
What all this does is help you to clear your conscience and raise your level of consciousness and awareness of what you are thinking.
It's also recommended that you begin to monitor your thoughts and begin to ask yourself why you are thinking about everything you are thinking. What motivates these thoughts or feelings?
Lastly, you may want to begin to seek professional advice, or help from more experienced people so that you can gain new perspectives into your problems.
To see or wear a hearing aid in your dream suggests that you are not paying enough attention to what someone is trying to tell you. You are not picking up on certain cues.
To dream of a hearing aid represents an inability to genuinely be listened to or understood. Difficulty getting ideas through. You or someone else that needs something done before they give their full attention. Alternatively, a hearing aid may represent a coping mechanism to help you stay informed or included as part of a group. A dependency you have that lets you keep informed.
Negatively, a hearing aid may represent a requirement or condition in order to listen to someone else. A bribe or condition that has to be met first. Something to make co-operation more palatable to you or someone else. A method of overriding stubbornness. It may also be a sign that people don't want to do anything with you unless they can use you. A hearing aid may also mean you are too dependent on someone else to get information.
Hearing in a dream represents the ability to pay attention or stay informed. How alert or aware you are.
To dream that no one hears you represents a waking situation where you feel that no one is listening to your ideas or opinions. Feeling that people are not paying attention to you are saying. You feel ignored, overlooked, or insignificant.
To dream of losing your hearing may reflect isolation or feelings of having lost the ability to stay informed. An inability to understand what is happening around you.
To dream of having really good hearing may represent a higher level of awareness than other people. Being better informed about what is happening around you. Having an edge over others, inside information, or superior experience.
Alternatively, dreams involving hearing may reflect intrigue with rumors.
If one’s name is presented before a hearing board for review, and if he is nominated to fill a seat in any governmental department in a dream, it means that he may satisfy the requirements of such a position. If he loses the nomination in the dream, it means his death, or that he may never return to that building again.
If one sees himself standing before a high-ranking officer during a ceremony of reviewing the guards of honor or in a military barrack in a dream, and if the officer is displeased with him in the dream, it means that he will commit a major sin. If one thinks that the officer is pleased with him in the dream, then it implies God’s blessings. The high- ranking officer or the review officer in such a dream also represents a com- passionate person who cares, and who frequently asks about his friends, helps them solve their problems, and assists them in every possible way.
One’s ear in a dream represents his hearing, the point of his awareness, his rank, child, property or his status. The ear in a dream also represents knowledge, reason, religion, extent of one’s wealth, or pride about one’s lineage. If one’s hearing becomes clearer or increases in sensibility, or if he sees light beaming from his ears or driving into them in a dream, this dream will represent his guidance, obedience to his Lord and consent to His command. If he sees his ears looking smaller or producing an offensive odor in a dream, it means that he may go astray and indulge in actions that will incur God’s displeasure. If one discovers that he has an extra ear in a dream, it means a permission is given to him to fulfill what he intends. The number of ears one sees in a dream also represent the different arts and sciences, but they could also mean that the person in question has no stability. In a dream, one’s ear may represent the jewelry a woman attaches to herself as ornaments. To clog one’s ears with one’s own fingers in a dream means death in a repugnant state of innovation. Plugging one’s own ears in a dream also means ignoring a repulsive thought. Plugging one’s ears in a dream also could mean becoming an advisor to someone or a caller to prayers in a mosque, i.e., a muezzin. If one’s ears are transformed into an animal’s ears in a dream, it means losing respect or developing inertness or apathy. As one’s awareness, one’s ear in a dream represents a pouch, a wallet, a coffer or a safe. Ears in a dream are also interpreted to mean separation from one’s wife or daughter. If only half of one’s ear is there in the dream, it means the death of his wife. If one finds himself deaf in his dream, it means that he may lose his faith. Having large ears in a dream means shunning or avoiding what is true. If one sees as though his ears have eyes in the dream, it means that he may lose his sight. If one sees himself eating the accumulated wax of his ears in the dream, it means that he is a child molester. If one sees grass growing all over him but does not cover his ears or eyes in the dream, it means prosperity.
To doze or fall forward on one’s face in a sleep in a dream means going astray.
Running away from something in a dream means turning to God Almighty and seeking refuge in Him for safety and protection. Running away in a dream also could meanreceivingan appointment, or it could mean repentance from a sin, or it could mean one’s death. If one sees himself running away to escape from an enemy he fears in a dream, it means that he will be safe. If a man of knowledge or a scholar sees himself running away from an enemy in fear in a dream, it means that he will be asked to sit as a judge, or to govern. If one sees himself running away but has no fear in the dream, it means his death.
To dream that you are in a coma indicates your helplessness and inability to function in some given situation. You are not prepared for the major changes that are happening around you. Alternatively, your dream coma state may reflect what is really happening to your body when you are in the dream stage of sleep. In this stage of sleep, your body remains immobile as if it was paralyzed; commonly referred to as REM paralysis.
To dream being in a coma represents helplessness, total dependency on others, or an inability to function. Feeling totally impotent to take action or do things for yourself. It may also reflect an inability to do things for yourself.
Alternatively, a coma may reflect some area of your life that has been permanently sidetracked or delayed until further notice. Feeling an unbearable sense of uncertainty while you wait for something to be restored to normal.
To dream of waking up from a coma represents a new sense of control over your life and gaining powerful insight into your problems. You are relying less on others and dealing with your own problems. A long period of being sidetracked or powerless may have come to an end.
If you are not deaf in real life and dream that you are deaf, then it suggests that you are feeling secluded from the world. You may be closing yourself off from new experiences or shutting yourself out. Alternatively, the dream could indicate that your defenses are up. There is something that you are refusing to hear. Perhaps you have problems taking criticism. The dream could just mean that you are in need of some peace and quiet.
To dream that someone else is deaf suggests that someone close to you is withdrawn.
To dream of seeing someone deaf may represent feelings about yourself or others having an impaired ability to understand instructions. It may also reflect you or others that are not listening to others or don't think it's important to listen to advice.
To dream of yourself being deaf represents an inability to understand what is happening around you. Feeling that everyone else "gets it", but you don't. Feeling totally closed off or like an outsider. Feelings of having lost the ability to stay informed.
Negatively, being deaf may reflect stubbornness or choosing to purposely ignore other people opinions, ideas, or feelings. Choosing not to listen to someone at all. Ignoring advice given to you because it's not really what you want to hear or because you don't believe it really matters.
Alternatively, being deaf may represent a situation where you are purposely closing yourself off from the world. Choosing not to listen to distractions. Taking a break or vacation without any disruptions.
Speaking different languages in a dream means richness. The words of a deceased person in a dream are always true. The same goes for birds speaking in a dream and their speech denotes glad tidings, prosperity, knowledge and understanding. If an animal talks with someone in his dream or tells him – “I saw a dream…” then if the animal refrains from relating such a dream, it means a fight, a battle, losses, or an argument. If a dog, a panther, or a falcon speaks to someone and tells him a dream in a dream, it means glad tidings, great earnings, benefits and joy. In general, birds talking to humans in a dream mean benefits and rising in rank. If a snake speaks gently with someone in a dream, it means that he will receive benefits from an enemy. If a beast talks to someone in a dream, it means his death. If one’s head or nose talk to him in a dream, it means that whoever these two members represent in one’s life (See Body’) will suffer from an adversity. If a tree speaks to someone in his dream, it means benefiting from that line of thinking. A talking tree in a dream means a fight, or the end of one’s exile. The speech of a tree in a dream also could mean exaltation. Whatever a baby says in a dream is true. It also could mean falling into sin. If a godly and a spiritual person sees a baby talking to him in a dream, it means that he will witness wonders or a miracle, or become a witness to an unbelievable agreement. The speech of inanimate objects in a dream always means good, provides a lesson or gives advice. Animal talk in a dream also represents punishment and suffering. The talk of one’s limbs in a dream means trouble from one’s relatives, or it could mean committing a sin. The speech of moving shadows in a dream means evokingjinn or evil spirits. Being possessed by such spirits and speaking on their behalf in a dream signifies temptation, trouble, corruption and evil. Any words that agree with God’s revelations in a dream must be hearkened to and complied with. The opposite is also true. If a limb talks to someone in hisdream, it denotes advice one will receive from a relative. Animal talk in a dream denotes leaning toward friendships and finding peace in the company of pious people, or it could mean working to earn one’s livelihood. If a wall speaks to someone in a dream, it means a warning of separation, or it could mean renouncing the city and seeking to live in the wilderness, near uninhabited ruins, or near a graveyard. Hearing a voice commanding one to do something in a dream means glad tidings. Hearing God Almighty on the Day of Judgement in a dream means rising in station, performing good deeds and nearness to one’s Lord. Listening to the Holy Words of God Almighty in a dream also denotes the spread of justice and righteousness, and such a dream could represent a ruler who cares for his subjects. If a godly and a pious person sees that in a dream, it means that he will renounce the world and seek the comfort and the blessings of the hereafter.
If one sees himself turning in his sleep and putting his face down, or resting on his stomach in a dream, it means that he will turn away from his faith and lose both his earnings in this world and in the hereafter. If one sees the reverse, which is turning from resting on one’s stomach to lying on his back in a dream, it means that he will repent for his sins. It also represents his willingness to face the people and to correct his wrongdoing. If the subject is a woman, then sleeping on her stomach in a dream means that she is refusing to sleep with her husband.
In a dream, slumber means appeasing one’s fears and getting some peace. Slumber in a dream also means repentance from sins, guidance, victory over one’s enemy, prosperity, or stabilization of market prices.
Sleeping in a dream means heedlessness or joblessness. In general, sleeping or feeling sleepy in a dream has negative connotations except for someone who is scared, or who expects an adversities or sufferings he may experience otherwise. This is because sleep abates all fears, annihilates them and clams one’s distress. Sleeping in a graveyard in a dream means a sickness. Sleeping over a grave in a dream means death for a sick person and joblessness for a healthy person. Sleeping in a dream also means stagnation, heedlessness, or infringing upon God’s commands, or discrediting or denying the consequences of negating them. Sleeping in a dream also could represent a blessed journey, such as seeking knowledge or doing good deeds. It also means disregard for worldly attractions, or despite for its glitters. Sleeping people in a dream also represent mass annihilation, death, murders, rising prices, or it could denote things which people are unaware of. If in fact the people are unaware or uncertain about something, and if one sees them in such a state of slumber in a dream, it means that God Almighty will remove that blind, and they will see things clearly. If one sees himself sleeping or laying on his back in a dream, it means that he will gain power and financial success in the world. Sleeping with the face down in a dream means losing one’s job, or it could mean poverty. Sleeping on the floor in a dream means owning a land, being a rich person, or having children. Sleeping for an unmarried woman in a dream means that she will get married shortly. The sleeping of an unjust ruler in a dream means a temporary relief for the people. Sleeping in a dream also means intoxication of the mind, ecstasy, a sickness, neglecting one’s duties, disunity, humiliation, or death. If the dreamer is sleeping under a tree in a dream means having a large progeny.
Dreaming of sleeping on clean, fresh beds, denotes peace and favor from those whom you love. To sleep in unnatural resting places, foretells sickness and broken engagements. To sleep beside a little child, betokens domestic joys and reciprocated love. To see others sleeping, you will overcome all opposition in your pursuit for woman’s favor. Dreaming of sleeping with a repulsive person or object, warns you that your love will wane before that of your sweetheart, and you will suffer for your escapades. For a young woman Dreaming of sleeping with her lover or some fascinating object, warns her against yielding herself a willing victim to his charms.
Hearing the voice of an invisible caller admonishing, commanding, forbidding, blessing, or reprimanding the person seeing the dream means exactly what one has heard and has no further interpretations. This includes all voices.
In a dream, the inquisitional court represents the heart of all problems, or the nerve center of worldly adversities.