Understanding sleep paralysis: a terrifying but unique state of consciousness

Posted on October 6, 2015

Sleep paralysis episodes typically occur either early in the night, as someone is falling asleep, or towards the end of the night, as someone is waking up.

Experiencing sleep paralysis leads one to experience a range of hallucinations, from experiencing a sense of evil presence in the room to having feelings of being suffocated.

Sleep paralysis is more common than you may think. In a recent UK study, nearly 30% of respondents said that they had experienced at least one episode of sleep paralysis in their lifetime.

Sleep paralysis is a common symptom of narcolepsy and a number of psychiatric conditions. However, many individuals suffer from sleep paralysis without any apparent psychiatric or neurological condition.

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Category(s):Fear, Sleep Disorders

Source material from PsyPost

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