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How Can You Prevent Sleep Paralysis
Sleep study: Hypnogogic sleep is characterized by sleep paralysis. Many people experience this phenomenon. It has to do with the stages (depth) of sleep. A sleep study can help provide info and there may be ways to help patients get to a different stage of sleep where this does not occur. See a physician about this and he/she can prescribe a sleep study. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
...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 study: Hyponogogic sleep is characterized by 'sleep paralysis'. Many people experience this phenomenon. It has to do with the 'stages' of sleep. A sleep study can help provide info and there may be ways to help patients get to a different stage of sleep where this does not occur. See a physician about this and he/she can prescribe a sleep study. ...Read more
Had intense sleep paralysis last night, now I'm concerned I will get it again tonight. How can I prevent this ?
My husband has been experiencing occasional sleep paralysis. We've read that it's normal but it freaks him out. What can cause it & how to prevent?
No real answer yet: You may have tried this site, http://www.thesleepparalysisproject.org/about-sleep-paralysis/treatment/...and I'll be interested to see if anyone is really good on the subject. As you've already found, the general idea is caused by imbalance in sleep structure, and prevented by improving that structure. Lots of sleep meds disrupt normal sleep, and would probably change things. ...Read more
Lately i've been having sleep paralysis a few times a week. Should i go to the doctors? If not, what can I do to prevent it?
Narcolepsy: Sleep paralysis is the most common form of narcolepsy. It is often associated with hallucinations. A sleep study will better help understand the extent of the problem. This occurs when you move in to rem sleep very quickly and you skip other phases of sleep. Good sleep habits often prevent this from happening. ...Read more
My son had sleep paralysis problems last night what can he do just before bed to prevent it from happening and how can he brake out of it whenhappenin?
Sleep paralysis: Circumstances that have been identified that are associated with an increased risk of sleep paralysis: insomnia and sleep deprivation, an erratic sleep schedule, stress, overuse of stimulants, physical fatigue, as well as certain medications that are used to treat ADHD.Anecdotal reports indicate that wiggling fingers or toes upon awareness of the condition MAY help recover movement during episode ...Read more
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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