Sleep paralysis. Could this be linked to sleep apnea?

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.
Maybe. The two entities could happen together but they are not causaly linked. Sleep paralysis a disturbance of rapid eye movement sleep. During this time, the body has very low muscle tone but the brain is very active. A disturbance can cause us to awaken while we still have low muscle tone or as in the case of sleep walking, we may begin to move around during the rem period.
Yes. This means that your rem sleep is compromised because that is when sleep paralysis occurs. Sleep apnea is a compromise of brainstem. Both are most likely to be because of poor oxidation in brain. I suggest that you go to my blog, called "oxygen, the sparfk of life" that you can google. It is not easy reading but see the post "sweet and dangerous".

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I experience a lot of sleep paralysis. Could this be linked to sleep apnea?

Not usually. Sleep paralysis is also referred to as a hypnogogic trance. It is more commonly linked with another common sleep disorder called narcolepsy. Read more...
Sleep Paralysis. Sleep paralysis usually occurs in rem sleep where the muscles are paralyzed sleep apnea is typically worse in rem sleep due to loss of muscle tone which can wake you up in rem sleep and you may find yourself paralyzed, you can get out of this paralyzed state by blinking your eye muscles which will break rem sleep also a sleep study with mslt will rule out narcolepsy. Read more...

Prev dr said I may have narcolepsy but I don't have vivid dreams or sleep paralysis but I have daytime sleepiness & moderate sleep apnea. Thoughts?

Need to treat. Sleep apnea results in stroke risk, and needs direct treatment, like c-pap or dental splint. The daytime sleepiness may be secondary. Narcolepsy can be assessed by hla studies, and maybe eeg, but really, you need sleep study and confirmation of diagnosis, not guess-work. Read more...
Treatment. Anything that causes sleep fragmentation (apnea, pain, leg kicking, etc) leads to sleepiness. So even before testing for narcolespy in sleep lab setting you would have to confirm that the apnea is well controlled and not contributing to waking. Sometimes sleepiness is persistent because of years of apnea and there is med for that ... See someone specialized in these disorders and do your homewk. Read more...

Wake up can't move/breathe/feel something squeezing my chest. Young and in shape. Sleep paralysis or apnea? Hoping the squeezing isn't sudden death.

Not sudden death. Most likely this is sleep paralysis, just as you mentioned. Essentially, you are waking up in rapid eye movement when your body is paralyzed by active inhibition from your brain but your mind is active, and eyes are moving rapidly, with dream like activity or awake consciousness happening. Probably not something to worry about too much but consult a sleep physician if it continues or worries you. Read more...

Wake up during sleep, can't move, heavy chest, try hard to breath& teeth grinding hard. Lasts abt a min each time. Is it sleep paralysis or apnea?

Sleep paralysis. Granted that apnea patients will have some griding issues and more a grasping for breath your other descriptive terms seem more like it would be sleep paralysis....please seek help and advise from your MD. Read more...
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...