A 29-year-old male asked:
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While falling asleep i suddenly couldn't breath/move for 5 seconds. Is it more likely sleep paralysis or apnea? (i don't snore and always sleep poor)

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Dr. Tatyana Gitlevich
27 years experience in Neurology
Narcolepsy: This phenomenon frequently seen in the setting of narcolepsy. You may need a sleep study, particularly mslt test (mult sleep latency test).
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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