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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Ament
57 years experience in Psychiatry
COULD BE: Sounds probable. If repetitious, a sleep study would be in order. If negative, a neurological workup might be considered.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Sleep Paralysis: Some factors include genetics, sleep deprivation, stress, narcolepsy, mood disorders, medications, ; substance abuse. Recommend consulting a neurologi ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
31 years experience in Neurosurgery
Don't dream : When we enter rem sleep typically voluntary muscles become paralysed as a normal response and we dream.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Narcolepsy: Sleep paralysis is part of the narcolepsy syndrome, which includes sleep attacks, cataplexy, hypnagogic hallucinations. When one awakens in the am, t ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
18 years experience in Neurosurgery
Depends: Several circumstances have been identified that are associated with an increased risk of sleep paralysis. The most commonly used drugs are tricyclic ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
12 years experience in Sleep Medicine
Not likely: No it is not likely. Sleep paralysis typically lasts few seconds to a few minutes. If you experience it often, the fragmented sleep may point to a sle ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melanie Alarcio
32 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
A sleep disorder: Sleep paralysis is a feeling of being conscious but unable to move. It is believed a result of disrupted rem sleep. While terrifying, it does not pose ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clemens Schirmer
18 years experience in Interventional Radiology
Sleep study: Sleep paralysis has been linked to narcolepsy and sleep apnea and may be worsened by things that prevent you from having a good sleep, including insom ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
19 years experience in psychiatry
Sleep paralysis: If you find yourself unable to move or speak for a few seconds or minutes when falling asleep or waking up, then it is likely you have sleep paralysis ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
34 years experience in Neurosurgery
Sleep paralysis: Sleep paralysis is not harmful medically. Narcolepsy is associated with sleep paralysis. A sleep study is warranted. An evaluation with a sleep expect ... Read More

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