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I think I have sleep paralysis. What should I do?
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Dr. R Sangal
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Sleep paralysis is waking up from sleep paralyzed (whole body), unable to move.
It usually lasts a few seconds or minutes. Although it can be a symptom of narcolepsy, often it is a normal variant. It may happen if you wake up from a dream (rem sleep). If you are also sleepy during the day, see a sleep physician. If not, treatment is not necessary, but there are medicines to control it.

In brief: Depends
Sleep paralysis is waking up from sleep paralyzed (whole body), unable to move.
It usually lasts a few seconds or minutes. Although it can be a symptom of narcolepsy, often it is a normal variant. It may happen if you wake up from a dream (rem sleep). If you are also sleepy during the day, see a sleep physician. If not, treatment is not necessary, but there are medicines to control it.
Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangal
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Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ravi Chand
Dr. Ravi Chand
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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology
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In brief: Sleep study
A sleep study can be useful to confirm the presence of sleep paralysis and rule out other sleep disorders, such as narcolepsy.

In brief: Sleep study
A sleep study can be useful to confirm the presence of sleep paralysis and rule out other sleep disorders, such as narcolepsy.
Dr. Julian Bragg
Dr. Julian Bragg
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