Sleep Disorders
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What Happens At A Sleep Lab
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Sleep Apnea
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Sleep Apnea in Children
What is Insomnia
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Sleep Walking
What is Sleep Walking
What Causes Sleep Walking
Treating Sleep Waking
Hypersomnia: Daytime Sleepiness
What is Hypersomnia
What Causes Hypersomnia
Treating Hypersomnia
Sleep Paralysis
What is Sleep Paralysis
What Causes Sleep Paralysis
Treating Sleep Paralysis
REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
What is REM Sleep
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What is Narcolepsy
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Restless Leg Syndrome
What is Restless Leg Syndrome
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What are Nightmares
What Causes Nightmares
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What is Snoring
What Causes Snoring
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Sleep Deprivation
What is Sleep Deprivation
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Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
What are Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
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What is Sleep Paralysis



Sleep paralysis is a sleep disorder that causes a person who is conscious to feel as if they are unable to move. It occurs when a person is either just falling asleep or just waking up. This type of sleep disorder is not considered dangerous, although it can be frightening to experience, especially if you are not aware of what is causing the feelings of paralysis.

You may have experienced sleep paralysis at some time in your life, but not realized what it was. Current figures estimate that 50% of people experience some degree of sleep paralysis at some point in their lives. Although sleep paralysis may cause you to feel scared or frightened, sleep paralysis is not a dangerous sleep disorder. By knowing what is going on, you improve your chances of not becoming frightened and potentially hurting yourself or others. Having information about sleep paralysis can help you to better cope with your sleep disorder.

Common symptoms of sleep paralysis are feeling frightened, sense of levitation, sense of smell, sense of noise, feeling paralyzed for a few seconds to a couple of minutes, and believing you see an intruder or someone in your room.

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