How to Get Sound Sleep. In case you open your eyes in the middle of the night as you seem to be awake, but can’t move even a finger and see dark shadows looming over you that’s sleep paralysis, a phenomenon that is not as rare as you think. In this video, you’ll get to know a lot of new (and most likely unexpected) facts that will shed light on this scary condition.
Why does sleep paralysis occur? 1:03
What’s so scary about this phenomenon? 3:57
What can trigger sleep paralysis? 7:12
Which groups of people are at a higher risk of experiencing sleep paralysis? 8:19
Are there natural ways to keep sleep paralysis away? 9:15
-People who experience sleep paralysis wake up when they are still caught in the REM sleep cycle. This is the reason why they are awake and mostly conscious but unable to move or speak. Their muscles haven’t received that important signal from the brain that can let them move freely.
-You don’t have any control over your body. You feel like you can’t breathe and you can’t speak. Hallucinations can be spine-chilling.
-Sleep deprivation and altered patterns of sleep trigger sleep paralysis. Eating heavy, fatty, or sugary meals before going to bed can also trigger sleep paralysis. Sometimes this condition can be caused by something as simple as sleeping on your back. People with such psychological conditions as bipolar disorder can have problems with sleep paralysis. Even leg cramps that occur at night can worsen the situation.
-Children and adults from 10 to 25 years old and people with mental disorders such as PTSD, depression, or anxiety are at a higher risk of experiencing sleep paralysis.
-To keep sleep paralysis away, first of all, get enough sleep. Try not to have big meals in the evening. Try chamomile tea. Meditation has a similar calming effect. Don’t use any gadgets for at least an hour before going to bed.
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