Have you ever felt awakened from sleep but you can not move? Maybe at that moment, you feel scared but no matter how hard you try, you can not make a sound? This condition is referred to as Sleep Paralysis. Maybe you’ve only experienced it once, or maybe so often.
The good news is: Sleep Paralysis is not categorized as a dangerous health problem.
Is Sleep Paralysis a Serious Problem?
Researchers in the field of sleeping healthy conclude that, in most cases, Sleep Paralysis is only a condition where your body can not move smoothly in the sleep stages. Rarely is Sleep Paralysis associated with a serious problem, either physiologically or psychologically.
What Is Sleep Paralysis?
Sleep Paralyzation is a condition when you are asleep and then awake and awake, but you can not move and speak. Sleep Paralysis may occur when a person is at a stage between sleep and waking. In this transitional period, you may not be able to move for a few seconds or even minutes. Some people may feel depressed or feel like choking. Sleep Paralysis can occur simultaneously with another sleep disorder called narcolepsy.
When does Sleep Paralysis usually Appear?
Sleep Paralysis usually occurs once or twice when you sleep, the scientific language is Hypnagogic or Predormital Sleep Paralysis. When it occurs when you awaken, it is called Hypnopompic or Postdormital Sleep Paralysis.
What Happens When Someone Has Hypnagogic Sleep Paralysis?
As you sleep, your body slowly becomes calmer. Usually, the brain automatically becomes more relaxed and less responsive as well.
What Happens When Someone Experts Hypnopompic Sleep Paralysis?
When you fall asleep, your body changes the stages in sleep between REM (Rapid Eye Movement) and NREM (Non-Rapid Eye Movement). One cycle of REM and NREM lasts for approximately 90 minutes. NREM occurs before REM, and NREM usually lasts for about 75% of all your sleep time. During the NREM period, your body relaxes and restores itself. At the end of NREM, you will switch to REM. The eyes will move during sleep and begin to experience dreams, but the rest of the body remains relaxed. If you wake up during the REM sleep period, you will experience that you are not moving. This is because the brain “kills” the muscles of the body.
Who Can Experience Sleep Paralysis?
About 4 out of 10 people experience Sleep Paralysis. This common condition usually begins to happen to teenagers. But both men and women can experience it at any age. Other factors that can cause or trigger the occurrence of Sleep Paralysis are:
-. Lack of sleep
-. Sleep schedule changed
-. Mental state, such as stress
-. Use of certain drugs
How Is Treatment For Sleep Paralysis?
Most people do not need treatment for Sleep Paralysis. All you need to do is improve your sleep discipline to get enough sleep time 7-8 hours every night. Plus also with stress handling so that when sleep your brain is relatively quiet. If you experience Sleep Paralysis too often it’s good for you to see your doctor. Because doctors will try to look for the basic symptoms as the trigger for the occurrence of Sleep Paralysis.