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A 21-year-old female asked:

Fast heart rate a hard time catching my breath after sleep paralysis . is it normal for this to happen? i also have wolf parkinson white syndrome

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Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Requires cardiology: consultation and heart monitoring.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Sleep paralysis.: Yes. Sx’s of sleep paralysis include inability to move when falling asleep or waking up. The person is awake but unable to speak. This is often accompanied by intense fear. Other possible sx’s: chest pressure, difficulty breathing, hallucinations & abnormal bodily sensations. Sx’s usually last for a few seconds to a few minutes. Cause is waking up before Rapid Eye movement sleep is complete.
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Last updated Jul 23, 2019

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