Sleep paralysis is called in the medical world parasomnia . Everyone there overnight bother, as it is a normal body function because your brain nations prevent motor activity. So you will not get out of bed and hurt yourself if you are in REM sleep comes. It becomes a problem only if you are aware that you can not move.
An attack of sleep paralysis takes half a minute to five minutes or more. When you wake up you feel that you can not move your limbs feel very heavy. You can also have a feeling of pressure on your chest, just like choking. Additionally, you can feel very frightened.
Some people say they feel a presence in the room, as if something or someone with them. It is often thought that this presence will harm you, therefore fear is even greater. Also, some people feel like they float away from their bodies and that they can see themselves lying in bed while having a seizure. Others have the feeling that they are being pushed through a small tunnel or tube. The sleeper can hear sounds and see auras of light, like a bell.
Causes of sleep paralysis
It is not known exactly what causes sleep paralysis, but the theory is that Mother Nature has been fearless this safety measure in the brains. So as to prevent people act on their dreams.
People with circadian rhythm may be more susceptible to sleep paralysis. A couple of nights not sleeping or chronic stress can affect sleep paralysis. People with panic disorder or (manic) depression are at increased risk of sleep paralysis.
Treating sleep paralysis
People who are tired or do not have regular sleep patterns are more prone to sleep paralysis. To reduce the severity of attacks may help sports. At regular times to go to bed can also help.
Sometimes you can lift the paralysis fast with your eyes roll back and forth, because your muscles are not paralyzed. People say sometimes that the paralysis ceases when they are touched by someone.
If you have frequent or severe attacks of sleep paralysis, you can ask the doctor for medication.