A member asked:

Sleep paralysis. how long are people awake in paralysis with this problem?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Jonathan Megerian answered

Specializes in Pediatric Neurology

Few minute up to 20: Sleep paralysis usually occurs in 25 to 50 % of people who have narcolepsy. It can occur at the onset of sleep or upon awakening. The phenomenon lasts from a few minutes, up to 20 minutes.

Answered 3/22/2020


Dr. Wesley Dennis answered

Specializes in Neurology

Sleep paralysis: It really depends. Sometimes one can wake up and it will last a few seconds. Sleep paralysis usually does not last more than a few minutes at most.

Answered 6/29/2013



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