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.
Sleep Paralysis. Sleep paralysis is a normal phenomena occurring in most people during rem sleep. You can snap out of it by blinking your eye lids. If it occurs as part of narcolepsy you need proper diagnosis with sleep study and mslt and treatment.
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.
Alarm clock. You can use medications that suppress sleep paralysis. I had a few patients that do not get sleep paralysis when using an alarm clock to wake them up. They would have often sleep paralysis when awaking on their own.

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Are there any good ways to prevent sleep paralysis tonight?

Diagnostic workup. Have your doc look into the exact symptoms you experience, and do a full physical exam. Depending on what's found, they may need to work you up for electrolyte deficiencies, neurological disorders, structural problems with your spinal cord, medication side effects etc. Good luck ! Read more...
Sleep Paralysis. It happens in rem sleep to everyone usually but when you wake up paralyzed it can be scary and panicky, simply blink your eyes and you will snap out of it also get a sleep study with mslt and rule out apnea and narcolepsy. Read more...

I keep getting sleep paralysis (demons). How can I prevent this?

Not sure. Paralysis is normal during rem sleep. If you have demons i would suggest seeing someone that can remove them.. However i know of no scientific papers that would support or not support doing so. For other sleep issues a sleep specialist or psychiatrist might be appropriate. Read more...

Could I get hypnotized to prevent myself from getting sleep paralysis?

Narcolepsy. Sleep paralysis is one of the most common forms of narcolepsy. Good sleep hygiene is the best way to prevent it. Getting regular sleep and not drinking too much alcohol. Hypnotism may work in a short term way, but this form if suggestion is rarely a long term fix. Read more...

I keep having episodes of sleep paralysis numerous times ever night. How can I prevent this?

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...

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...