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Can you tell me if you can move during sleep paralysis?

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
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In brief: Movement

The definition implies that you cannot move.
This may last seconds or up to a minute.

In brief: Movement

The definition implies that you cannot move.
This may last seconds or up to a minute.
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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
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