What Sleep Paralysis ‘Demons’ Look Like, as Told by Twitter

Waking up and temporarily not being able to move your body is already scary. But a tweet challenging social media users to draw their “sleep paralysis demons” highlights another scary element of a sleep paralysis episode.

Twitter user Rachel challenged followers to draw their sleep paralysis demons. Her own drawing depicts four characters in black and white — an insect-looking creature who, Rachel writes, “crawls on the ceiling,” a tall figure she labels as “loud and scary but harmless,” a smaller figure who just looks at her surrounded by flies and what she said seems to be the number seven.