Top 10 Causes of Sleep Paralysis
1.) The most common causes of sleep paralysis we have dealt with is people that have in some way been involved with various levels, even very light level occult practices. Things such as Ouiji boards, tarot cards, most types of meditation, spirit channeling, even obsessive research about the occult and/or UFO's can be an open doorway for some people.
Generally, the deeper the person goes into the occult the more doors they open, and the more authority the demons gain over them, which can lead to severe physical attacks and even abductions in some cases.
It is important to realize that the demons gain more authority over you the deeper you go, the more you "embrace" the experience. That is, they have a keen interest in a person becoming more active in the occult.
2.) Another cause is some form of a generational "doorway" that has been opened for the person, usually by a parent or grandparent. Most often when a grandfather had been involved in high level Masonic rituals. This can also happen if parents or grandparents were involved in the occult on some level. This is usually the issue with people who have had sleep paralysis since they were very young.
3.) Another, rarer possibility is that there is a highly demonized object in the room. This can be crystals, books, or statues. Really just about anything can be demonized, even if the person attaching the demonic presence thinks they are only attaching "energy" or something else. As I said it is more rare, but still is possible. Deut. 7:25-26, Joshua 7:1, 1 Corinthians 10:20-21, Deuteronomy 32:17, Leviticus 17:7
4.) Severe anger can also be a cause. Ephesians 4:26 says: In your anger do not sin, Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.
5.) If a significant other or spouse has some level of demonic possession, sexual intercourse can transfer sleep paralysis from one person to another.
6.) People have reported that watching horror movies to an extreme extent can lead to SP.
7.) Sexual immorality and masturbation leads to sleep paralysis. Click the link for further info on sexual spirits http://www.demonbuster.com/incubus.html
8.) There are very rare cases where, usually Satanists, either in a group or by themselves, have reported using astral travel to enter into the room of certain people at night (usually for sexual purposes.) This can cause similar symptoms of sleep paralysis but usually this should be obvious that it is a human, and not just an evil spirit pretending to be a human.
9.) Drugs of many types can cause sleep paralysis. Especially the harder types.
10.) It seems that certain people have different "thresholds" as to when they get, or how severe sleep paralysis is for them when they get it. For example, almost everyone that participates in severe occult practices experience it, but there are some people who only need to read about occult practices or UFO's or some other thing before it begins with them. The same is true with certain types of immorality it seems that it is more about the persons heart rather than the severity of the offense.