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Can you have partial sleep paralysis?

Can you have partial sleep paralysis?

Sleep Paralysis: Can you be more specific? Sleep paralysis can be a normal phenomenon of being excessively sleepy where your physical body is stuck in "sleep" and your mind is awake. Hence, people describe feeling they are wide awake but they cannot move or speak. This can also occur independent of excessive sleepiness but it is not considered to be a sinister condition. It can resolve by simply being touched. ...Read more

Palsy (Definition)

...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


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What is sleep paralysis?

What is sleep paralysis?

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 ...Read more

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What causes sleep paralysis?

What causes sleep paralysis?

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 ...Read more

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How to remove sleep paralysis?

How to remove sleep paralysis?

Depends: Many people experience sleep paralysis normally in life and is not pathological and for some it can be severe. Trying basic techniques of stress reduction, good sleep hygiene, melatonin supplementation might help, else talk to a sleep physician. ...Read more

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Can sleep paralysis be dangerous?

Can sleep paralysis be dangerous?

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 ...Read more

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What does sleep paralysis feel like?

What does sleep paralysis feel like?

Narcolepsy: Sleep paralysis is part of the narcolepsy syndrome, which includes sleep attacks, cataplexy, hypnagogic hallucinations. When one awakens in the am, tough to move for a few moments, almost as if really paralyzed, and relates to altered rem sleep patterns. ...Read more

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What to do if I have sleep paralysis?

What to do if I have sleep paralysis?

Sleep specialist: Sleep disorders constitute a speciality all on its own Narcolepsy, sleep paralysis, catalepsy and hypnogogic hallucination usually go together You need a sleep study ...Read more

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Does my friend have sleep paralysis?

Does my friend have sleep paralysis?

Any other info?: If your friend wakes up in the morning and finds that (s)he is unable to move for a few moments and then suddenly movement is restored, then, yes your friend could have sleep paralysis. Usually this can be diagnosed by history and does not in-and-of itself require a sleep study. If caused by something like sleep apnea, this would require a sleep study to diagnose. ...Read more

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Could I have stuck in sleep paralysis?

Could I have stuck in sleep paralysis?

Not likely: No it is not likely. Sleep paralysis typically lasts few seconds to a few minutes. If you experience it often, the fragmented sleep may point to a sleep disorder, such as narcolepsy or sleep apnea. In which case, it is recommended that you consult a sleep medicine specialist. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What if you have sleep paralysis? Bad!

What if you have sleep paralysis? Bad!

A sleep disorder: Sleep paralysis is a feeling of being conscious but unable to move. It is believed a result of disrupted rem sleep. While terrifying, it does not pose any serious health risk. A referral to a sleep neurologist may be helpful to evaluate for other sleep disorders like narcolepsy or circadian rhythm sleep disorders but improving sleep hygiene and addressing stress is most effective. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have sleep paralysis?

How to tell if I have sleep paralysis?

Sleep study: Sleep paralysis has been linked to narcolepsy and sleep apnea and may be worsened by things that prevent you from having a good sleep, including insomnia, sleep deprivation, an erratic sleep schedule, stress, overuse of stimulants, physical fatigue, as well as certain medications that are used to treat attention deficit disorder. I would ask for a sleep study to evaluate this. ...Read more

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What are the causes of sleep paralysis?

What are the causes of sleep paralysis?

Causes: There are multiple possible causes of sleep paralysis such as lack of sleep, having a sleep schedule that changes, use of certain medications, other sleep disorders (i.E narcolepsy) and substance use. If you have a high amount of stress, anxiety or bipolar disorder it can make you more prone to the disorder. Some say that it may also run in families. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have sleep paralysis?

How can I know if I have sleep paralysis?

See below: Agree with dr. Fowler. If you awaken from sleep or are about to fall asleep and cannot move your body (except your eyes and diaphragm), for just seconds to minutes, it can be sleep paralysis. If it occurs often, the disrupted sleep can point to an underlying cause and evaluation by a sleep physician is then recommended. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Is there a way I can get sleep paralysis?

Is there a way I can get sleep paralysis?

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 ...Read more

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How do you know you have sleep paralysis?

How do you know you have sleep paralysis?

Narcolepsy: The sleep issues associated with narcolepsy include vivid nitemares, daytime sleep attacks, cataplexy, and sleep paralysis. The latter occurs when one awakens, opens eyes, and cannot move for a few seconds. Might consult a sleep specialist if this describes you. ...Read more

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What does my sleep paralysis vision mean?

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What does my sleep paralysis vision mean?

Sleep paralysis: Visions during sleep paralysis are known as hypnagogic hallucinations, etiology of which is unknown but it is believed to occur when start to awaken from rem stage of sleep, and considered normal. ...Read more

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How many different forms of sleep paralysis?

How many different forms of sleep paralysis?

Isolated or narcolep: Isolated sleep paralysis is common and not significant, unless there is anxiety, panic---paralysis with sleep attacks, cataplexy, hallucinations sleep for narcolepsy. ...Read more

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Is there a way to snap out of sleep paralysis?

Is there a way to snap out of sleep paralysis?

Sometimes: Sleep paralysis is not uncommon and is described as frightening. Occasionally people will try and wiggle a finger which if successful usually snaps them out of the phenomenon. Remember that there is no reason for panic. Get plenty of sleep as sleep deprivation can make this occur more frequently. If this continues often and occurs with other sleep symptoms, see a sleep physician. ...Read more

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How to tell if what I have is sleep paralysis?

How to tell if what I have is sleep paralysis?

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 ...Read more

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Really extreme sleep paralysis. What can I do?

Really extreme sleep paralysis. What can I do?

See physician: Paralysis is normal during rem sleep... But if it is more than that an evaluation would be helpful. I would suggest seeing a sleep physician. ...Read more

Sleep Paralysis (Definition)

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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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more