A 38-year-old member asked:
how to tell if what i have is sleep paralysis?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Leslie Howell answered
20 years experience psychiatry
Sleep paralysis: If you find yourself unable to move or speak for a few seconds or minutes when falling asleep or waking up, then it is likely you have sleep paralysis. Often there is no need to treat this condition. Check with your doctor if you have concerns. You may be referred to a sleep specialist for a further evaluation.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
A Verified Doctor answered
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Sleep Paralysis: Sleep researchers conclude that, in most cases, sleep paralysis is simply a sign that your body is not moving smoothly through the stages of sleep. Rarely is sleep paralysis linked to deep underlying psychiatric problems. http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/guide/sleep-paralysis#1
Answered on Jan 21, 2017
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