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How can I stop waking up during my sleep paralysis stage?

How can I stop waking up during my sleep paralysis stage?

Can't control this.: Stage 1: light sleep (10 minutes)-slow theta waves on eeg. Stage 2: 20 min of rapid rhymic brain wave activity (sleep spindles). Stage 3: deep slow brain waves (delta) emerge, transitioning from light to stage 4: delta wav, : deep, 30 minutes. At end this period maybe when sleepwalk or bed wet. Stage 5: dreaming, rem sleep: this is the muscle paralysis and increased brain activity period, paradox. ...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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Afraid due to recently sleep paralysis... No conditions... How can I stop this? It scares me...

Afraid due to recently sleep paralysis... No conditions... How can I stop this? It scares me...

Sleep paralysis: Sleep paralysis is not unusual. While frightening, it's not serious. During dreams our body blocks impulses from the brain to the spinal cord; otherwise, when dreaming about walking etc. you'd actually do it. In this case the paralysis kicks in before you are fully asleep. See http://bit.ly/1ubNpKG & http://dreamstudies.org/2010/04/29/9-ways-to-wake-up-from-sleep-paralysis/ for good advice. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if you can move during sleep paralysis?

Can you tell me if you can move during sleep paralysis?

Movement: The definition implies that you cannot move. This may last seconds or up to a minute. ...Read more

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I get sleep paralysis frequently, no hallucinations but paralysed for 5 -10seconds then wake up l. How can I stop this? I sleep 8-9 hours daily

I get sleep paralysis frequently, no hallucinations but paralysed for 5 -10seconds then wake up l. How can I stop this? I sleep 8-9 hours daily

Need Sleep study: The type of sleep disorder which has sleep paralysis as one of its features could be a mild or a typical form of narcolepsy and this would be best studied with polysomnography.The advantage of the polysomnogram would be to record EEG characteristics during the time when you believe the episode of paralysis is occurring.I would not recommend medication until a sleep study were performed. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing sleep paralysis since i was a teenager, why doesn't it go away? Why & how does it happen? & how to stop it? Its painful and scary

Possible narcolepsy: Sleep paralysis affects almost everyone occasionally, especially when sleep deprived. Frequent sleep paralysis can be a part of narcolepsy. If narcolepsy is diagnosed by a sleep study, then there are treatments for the sleep paralysis. ...Read more

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Could i die during sleep paralysis because i'm not able to move?

Could i die during sleep paralysis because i'm not able to move?

No: As frightening and frustrating as sleep paralysis is, dying from it is not likely. It is just a state where you are conscious but unable to move all your muscles except your eyes and diaphragm. It is due to intrusion of rem sleep into wakefulness. If you experience this often it could indicate a sleep disorder such as narcolepsy or sleep apnea, in which case it is advisable to see a sleep dr. ...Read more

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What is sleep paralysis and how to make it stop?

What is sleep paralysis and how to make it stop?

Parasomnias: Sleep paralysis is actually several different things. First it is normal in rem or dream sleep, without it you would act out your dreams! secondly it can be a parasomnia something that occurs next to sleep, and in this instance it must be determined why it is happening. Stress, insufficient sleep, alcohol, sleep apnea are some reasons why it can present. You need to see a sleep doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could stop sleep paralysis?

Can you tell me how I could stop sleep paralysis?

Sleep paralysis...: That question all by itself is unanswerable. Did you diagnose yourself or did a doctor diagnose you? If yourself, you could be misdiagnosing yourself. If by a doctor, I'm guessing that the question of narcolepsy came up. If you have narcolepsy, your question should be addressed as part of your overall treatment. If you're dissatisfied with your medical care, try Johns Hopkins. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could stop my sleep paralysis?

Can you tell me how I could stop my sleep paralysis?

Sleep Paralysis: Avoid becoming overly stressed, deprived of sleep or having changes to your sleep schedule. Consider evaluation by a sleep specialist/ sleep study. ...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