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Sleep paralysis. How long are people awake in paralysis with this problem?

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Dr. Jonathan Megerian
Pediatrics - Neurology
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In brief: Few minute up to 20

Sleep paralysis usually occurs in 25 to 50 % of people who have narcolepsy.
It can occur at the onset of sleep or upon awakening. The phenomenon lasts from a few minutes, up to 20 minutes.

In brief: Few minute up to 20

Sleep paralysis usually occurs in 25 to 50 % of people who have narcolepsy.
It can occur at the onset of sleep or upon awakening. The phenomenon lasts from a few minutes, up to 20 minutes.
Dr. Jonathan Megerian
Dr. Jonathan Megerian
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Dr. Wesley Dennis
Neurology

In brief: Sleep paralysis

It really depends.
Sometimes one can wake up and it will last a few seconds. Sleep paralysis usually does not last more than a few minutes at most.

In brief: Sleep paralysis

It really depends.
Sometimes one can wake up and it will last a few seconds. Sleep paralysis usually does not last more than a few minutes at most.
Dr. Wesley Dennis
Dr. Wesley Dennis
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