I think I may have sleep paralysis.

Patient : Hi. I am 18 years old and recently I have had difficulty with sleeping. I have this problem for over a year now...It usually happens when I am about to fall asleep I get a feeling that there is something in my room that I can only describe as evil and wants to hurt me. Sometimes I am unable to move (this is not always the case) and have an intense feeling of fear. I have also heard this "thing" in my room whisper my name and sometimes whispering. I have also felt a pressure on my mattress and something touching me. This has also happened to me when i woke up from sleep. This has happenes to me before when I was around the age of twelve...I can't talk to it about anyone not even my own GP incase they tell me I think I'm crazy or imagining things. I am now afraid to go to sleep and am also extremely tired during the day even when i do manage to get some sleep. Please help me. S.
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