What is sleep paralysis?

Franklin Coreas, Ashley Giron

Have you ever experienced sleep paralysis? Well if you haven’t you probably will soon and it’s not fun at all, it’s actually quite frightening. Your body goes into full paralysis,which means that you can’t move an inch of your body,and also your ability to speak is completely gone. During sleep paralysis, the only thing you can do is think, your mind is awake but your body isn’t, shortly after you begin to see really weird figures or sometimes hear things that are nonspecific and that your not able to remember afterwards.The most common figure is an old woman that comes and sits on top of you. That figure has appeared to a lot of people,and has been seen by many people of certain religions but mainly christianity, many people have seen her and more than 30% of the people in the world have experienced sleep paralysis.

What’s the cause of sleep paralysis?

There are many reasons you can experience sleep paralysis, for example some reasons are sleeping on your back,use of certain medication,stress,and other sleep-related problems such as narcolepsy which is a chronic neurological disorder that affects the control of sleep and wakefulness.

  • irregular sleeping patterns due to jet lag or shift work
  • sleeping on your back
  • a family history of sleep paralysis
  • Narcolepsy 

 

What happens when you are going through the stages of sleep 


 

paralysis?

Well first of as we already know we can’t move or talk during this state we also start to see stuff. 

But we don’t always see things we can feel like someone or something is the r

oom with you or you feel a very strong feeling of dread. Sleep paralysis isn’t harmful to you in anyway since it’s all in your head. But if this keeps happening almost every day talk to your doctor about to see if they can do something .

 

How can you stop or prevent sleep paralysis?

o be honest there’s no actual cure for this condition but you can prevent i

t by doing these simple things try to regularly get 6 to 8 hours of sleep a day

  • go to bed at roughly the same time each night and get up at the same time each morning
  • get regular exercise, but not in the 4 hours before going to bed. Thank you for your time!!