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Kirkland, WA
A 40-year-old female asked:

i feel physical pain like i'm being electrocuted during sleep paralysis. i feel i'm not breathing/heart attack & i will die. i'm scared to go to sleep?

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
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 pain. I think there's some type of phobia or irrational / subconscious fear leading to bedtime anxiety. I think you should see a counselor or at least talk to someone who you are close to about your problems. Do you have a family doctor or use HT Prime?

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Last updated Nov 3, 2016

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