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  Oct 13, 2018

Sleep Paralysis Treatment and Prevention

Sleep paralysis is a parasomnia or disorder related to sleep. In an episode of sleep paralysis, the person may experience temporary paralysis of the muscles which does not allow movement.

The person may not be able to speak either. Those who are unable to open their eyes may hallucinate about a supernatural presence is in the room that seeks to do them harm.

The person experiencing sleep paralysis may find it hard to breathe because of a feeling of weight on the chest. The sense of the chest being crushed with great pressure is a commonly reported phenomenon. Some may also have mild hallucinations about being strangled or sexually assaulted. Others may feel that they are falling, floating or spinning out of control even when they are firmly on the bed.

To some it may feel like an out-of-bod