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How can you prevent sleep paralysis?

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Dr. Robert Ryan
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Ryan
Dr. Robert Ryan
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Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ravi Chand
Dr. Ravi Chand
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Dr. Stephen Pool
Emergency Medicine

In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Stephen Pool
Dr. Stephen Pool
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Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Dr. Marcel Hungs
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