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can you die during sleep paralysis

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
13 years experience Sleep Medicine
No: As frightening and frustrating as sleep paralysis is, dying from it is not likely. It is just a state where you are conscious but unable to move all y ... Read More
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Sleep Paralysis: Sleep researchers conclude that, in most cases, sleep paralysis is simply a sign that your body is not moving smoothly through the stages of sleep. Ra ... Read More

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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
21 years experience Hospital-based practice
Anxiety issues?: The pattern of symptoms & the timing does not seem to make sense with any organic condition that I am aware of. Sleep paralysis should not cause p ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
18 years experience Sleep Medicine
Movement: The definition implies that you cannot move. This may last seconds or up to a minute.
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Sleep Paralysis: Sleep researchers conclude that, in most cases, sleep paralysis is simply a sign that your body is not moving smoothly through the stages of sleep. Ra ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Takacs
38 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Terrors/Paralysis: Because sleep paralysis occurs during the rem stage of sleep, when dreaming occurs, this is why your bad dreams occur during rem. You dream in rem. ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
13 years experience Sleep Medicine
See below: Sleep paralysis is due to the intrusion of rem sleep into wakefulness. The centers in the brain which relax your muscles in rem sleep are left "on" wh ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
35 years experience Neurosurgery
Sleep paralysis: Actually it is just the opposite. The muscles have no tone and no movement during sleep paralysis. Sleep paralysis occurs when falling asleep or when ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
18 years experience Sleep Medicine
No: Actually your muscle is completely paralyzed during sleep paralysis. This is from spinal cord inhibition. Nocturnal muscle cramps (nocturnal myoclon ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Panic: Possible!
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Sleep paralysis: Hypnagogic and hypnopompic hallucinations occur often during episodes of sleep paralysis. Consider evaluation by a sleep specialist. Sleep study may ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
46 years experience Clinical Psychology
What is question?: Are you describing a dream, or something that you feel just before you go to sleep, or just upon awakening? If you are waking up with this feeling, i ... Read More
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