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Mysterious facts about Sleep Paralysis


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Imagine waking up from sleep, opening your eyes and realizing that you can’t move or speak. You’re overwhelmed with the terrifying sensation of being paralyzed. Some of you don’t have to imagine — it’s all too real for about 8 percent of the general population who suffers from the condition fittingly known as sleep paralysis (SP). 

SP falls into a group of disruptive sleep-related disorders called parasomnias. These alarming events can happen either when you are falling asleep (hypnogogic) or as you are waking up (hypnopompic), typically rendering people unable to move or speak. Episodes can last up to several minutes.

Part of what makes SP so scary is that people are completely aware of what’s happening to them — and their inability to do anything about it.

https://www.discovermagazine.com/health/5-mysterious-facts-about-sleep-paralysis

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