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Sleep Paralysis Symptoms, Remedies and Causes

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What is Sleep Paralysis? Definition
What is Sleep Paralysis? The Definition of this sleeping disorder: The temporary, but frightening, paralysis of the body shortly after waking up (known as hypnopompic paralysis) or shortly before falling asleep (known as hypnagogic paralysis). This sleeping disorder can be associated with migraines, Narcolepsy, Cataplexy and hypnagogic hallucinations.

Alternative Names for Sleep Paralysis?
Other names or references to Sleep Paralysis include:

  • Hynogogic or hypnopompic paralysis
  • Predormital or postorbital paralysis

Sleep Paralysis Symptoms
What are the symptoms of Sleep Paralysis? What are the effects? The symptoms include the following:

  • Muscle paralysis, inability to move, before or after sleep
  • Sufferers find that they are unable to talk or cry out for help.
  • Duration - 30 seconds to 3 minutes
  • Panic

Sleep Paralysis Causes
What are the causes of Sleep Paralysis? The causes may include the following:

  • Hereditary
  • Irregular sleeping schedules and inadequate sleep
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Sleeping with face turned upwards
  • Increased stress often accompanying sudden lifestyle changes
  • Lucid dreams

Sleep Paralysis Treatment / Remedies / Medication / Cures
What is used as a treatment, remedy, cure or medication for this sleeping disorder? The following info is not a substitute for a medical assessment or diagnostic procedure, but serves as a useful guide to help focus future discussions.

The Sleep Paralysis Treatment / Remedies / Medication may include the following:

The sole purpose of the article on a sleep disorder such as Sleep Paralysis is to act as a reference guide to provide useful information regarding sleeping problems. It is not intended to be used to diagnose or treat Sleep Paralysis or as a substitute for obtaining professional medical advice. Please remember that if you are in any doubt about your health please consult your medical practitioner immediately.

This information regarding sleep and sleeping disorders is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Dream disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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