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    Sleep Paralysis

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    Sleep Paralysis You are lying in bed taking a much-needed nap. You have had a long day and this little refresher is just what you need. You are slowly becoming awake and aware of what is going around you. You can hear someone in the kitchen cooking and through the open window by your bed you can hear the sounds of the kids of the neighborhood jumping rope and playing hand games. You can even hear Old Mrs. Jones yelling at Little Johnny for running all over her flowers. You have been sleeping

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    Sleep Paralysis: Is It For Real? After a long day of activities, you decide you have enough time to squeeze in a nap. You are slowly waking up and becoming aware of what is going around you. You can hear someone in another room, moving around, and through the open window by your bed, you can hear the sounds of the kids of the neighborhood running and playing. You can even hear the old lady down the street yelling at the neighborhood boys for using her yard as a shortcut. You got about an hour rest

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    The concept of sleep paralysis is not necessarily a “concept,” it is a reality. I have had this occur to me numerous times for the better part of the past twenty years. What makes this a “concept” is why and how it occurs. I do not believe it is not spoken of enough, and I sincerely believe that more people would be interested in knowing what exactly this condition is. The conditon known as sleep paralysis is defined as the momentary inability to move one's limbs, trunk and head despite being

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    Contemporary English authors termed the experience the "mare" or "nightmare." In the twentieth century, it has been identified as a manifestation of "sleep paralysis." Medical studies and surveys of the condition help us make better sense of the historical accounts, while an awareness of the historical evidence illuminates modern reports of sleep paralysis experiences. Davies, Owens. Folklore, Vol. 114, No. 2 (Aug., 2003), pp. 181-203

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    Hypnagogic Hallucinations and Sleep Paralysis

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    I find myself lying in bed, drifting ever so closely to sleep. My mind is calmly running the days memories through. Deeper and deeper. Closer to dreamland. My body slowly numbs into a more rested state. Abruptly, I am awakened by an incredible force that is pinning my entire body down at once. It is overwhelmingly strong. My limbs wildly try to fight back only to find themselves powerless to this unseen...something...what it is I am unsure. I feel paralyzed. I am physically unable to move a muscle

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    Sleep Paralysis

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    Sleep Paralysis Did you ever awaken and find yourself unable to move? Perhaps you sensed a presence in your room or a pressure on your chest. This is sleep paralysis. It is a common disorder that affects millions of people. Most believe it occurs as we are on the edge of REM sleep. The disorder has been connected with such hallucinogenic events such as alien abduction or an evil presence. Sleep paralysis is an inability to move or speak, occasionally accompanied by hallucinations, for up to several

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    There are three forms of sleep paralysis. Ramsawh (2005) found that when it occurs in non-narcoleptic individuals it is known to as isolated sleep paralysis (ISP). Another form is referred to as familial sleep paralysis, in which it is similar to ISP, but genetically transmitted (Levitt, 2009). The final form of sleep paralysis is narcoleptic sleep paralysis, which occurs as a symptom of Narcolepsy (Levitt, 2009). Isolated sleep paralysis episodes are characteristic with “infrequent attacks and

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    Sleep paralysis is when the body is uncomfortable during the stages of sleep. Sleep Paralysis has never been linked to severe problems. When you are in the middle of waking up is when this occurs, you are unable to speak or move. This disease could be related to narcolepsy, and affects less than 8% of the worlds population. Narcolepsy is a disease where you fall asleep in comfortable surroundings. This could be related to sleep paralysis because you fall asleep when you are comfortable but get stuck

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    Sleep Paralysis: The Causes and Effects

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    Sleep Paralysis: The Causes and Effects Deep in the night as you try to roll over, you realize that you cannot move. As you feel completely paralyzed, you find it impossible to cry for help as you see characters lurking around and standing over you. You suddenly feel electrical sensations shooting throughout your body and you hear deafening buzzing sounds. This phenomenon is recognized as sleep paralysis. Sleep paralysis is a state in which a person may feel like they are conscious but is incapable

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    Sleep Paralysis is a lot more common than what I previously expected. Most people do not know what they are experiencing and that can be frightening. I have never experienced sleep paralysis before but I find the symptoms, causes, and treatments of sleep paralysis to be very intriguing. It is not something that I wish to experience because almost all of the cases I have researched have been unpleasant experiences. One patient described their experience of sleep paralysis, “I think I mean that sleep

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