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Self induced sleep paralysis/lucid dream where the body sleeps but the mind doesn't leaving me still refreshed in the morning is it this harmful?

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Dr. Parham Gharagozlou
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
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In brief: Induced paralysis?

You can not self induce 'sleep paralysis' .
This term mean you wake up and your mind is up but you can not move your body. This happens when state of 'wake' elements are mixed with state of 'rem' elements. It is not very uncommon but not frequent and you can see it in severe sleep deprivation, severe sleep architecture abnormality like in sleep apnea or in organic brain issues like narcolepsy.

In brief: Induced paralysis?

You can not self induce 'sleep paralysis' .
This term mean you wake up and your mind is up but you can not move your body. This happens when state of 'wake' elements are mixed with state of 'rem' elements. It is not very uncommon but not frequent and you can see it in severe sleep deprivation, severe sleep architecture abnormality like in sleep apnea or in organic brain issues like narcolepsy.
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Dr. Gregory Haley
Psychiatry

In brief: No

Not harmful unless this causes you lots of distress.

In brief: No

Not harmful unless this causes you lots of distress.
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