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Can Tegretol Cause Sleep Paralysis
...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more
Sleep cycle broken: During delta sleep, a restorative part of sleep,cycle, every muscle group in the body is,paralyzed except the eyes and diaphragm. If our wake/sleep cycle does not function correctly, we can become consciously awake, moving our eyes and breathing, but remaining paralyzed for a time. ...Read more
No way that can be: Covered in 400 characters or less. Your question is just too broad. Are you working on a school paper? I liked this article: http://sleepdisorders.About.Com/od/commonsleepdisorders/a/sleep_paralysis.Htm. ...Read more
Not sure: I'm sorry but i don't know, but i understand that it can be very frightening. I would start by seeing your primary cary physician, who may refer you to a neurologist. ...Read more
Normal: Sleep paralysis is a condition in which a person, either falling asleep or awakening, temporarily experiences an inability to move, speak or react. It is a transitional state between wakefulness and sleep characterized by complete muscle atonia (muscle weakness). It is often accompanied by terrifying hallucinations to which one cannot react. Sleep paralysis poses no serious health risk. ...Read more
Sleep paralysis: Recurrent-isolated sleep paralysis: results in the inability to speak or move at the time of sleep onset or on waking. Diagnosis implies that narcolepsy is not also present and that no other disorders that could result in transient paralysis are present. Typically occurs during rem sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep Paralysis: It is a normal phenomena which happens in everyone usually during rem sleep during rem sleep glycince inhibits the spinal motor neurons causing paralysis of most voluntary muscles blink your eyes and you will snap out of it get a sleep study and mslt done to rule out apnea and narcolepsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Occurs in rem-sleep when the output from the rem-on neurons, located within the pons, travels along a two-cell relay beginning in the locus ceruleus and ending at the motor neurons of the spinal cord. The end result is deep suppression of output to the voluntary muscles, approaching full paralysis. The activity of the muscles of the diaphragm, of the hyoid and of ...Read more
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