A 48-year-old member asked:
i think i have sleep paralysis. what should i do?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Julian Bragg answered
17 years experience Neurology
Sleep study: A sleep study can be useful to confirm the presence of sleep paralysis and rule out other sleep disorders, such as narcolepsy.
Answered on May 14, 2015
Dr. R Sangal answered
43 years experience Sleep Medicine
Depends: Sleep paralysis is waking up from sleep paralyzed (whole body), unable to move. It usually lasts a few seconds or minutes. Although it can be a symptom of narcolepsy, often it is a normal variant. It may happen if you wake up from a dream (rem sleep). If you are also sleepy during the day, see a sleep physician. If not, treatment is not necessary, but there are medicines to control it.
Answered on Jan 1, 2015
Dr. Ravi Chand answered
26 years experience Psychiatry
Sleep Paralysis: It is a normal phenomena which happens in everyone usually during rem sleep during rem sleep glycince inhibits the spinal motor neurons causing paralysis of most voluntary muscles blink your eyes and you will snap out of it get a sleep study and mslt done to rule out apnea and narcolepsy.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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