I have had a few sleep related things happenings lately and I would like some guidance. Maybe I am astral travelling/maybe not. I have felt the usual sensations whilst falling asleep. A whirring noise sometimes or a banging, echoing type sound. At this point I know I am going to leave my body and I am no longer scared of this. I have felt the experience of leaving my body for decades. It's something I am in tune with and have usually dealt with. This happens around 3 times per week for a few weeks and then nothing for a year or so. Then it's back again. The last 3 times, I have been more in charge of what happens. I have tried to find someone whilst out, and I have found them in my house hiding behind furniture that is not there in real life. But the person I wanted to visit, was there and spoke to me. Strange! I also have the feeling that I am being pulled and dragged from my feet backwards, and then that is the end of the experience. Is this astral travel or sleep paralysis?