Isolated sleep paralysis......

Are you actually awake during sleep paralysis?
What happens during sleep paralysis. During sleep paralysis you may feel: awake but cannot move, speak or open your eyes.

When does sleep paralysis happen?
Sleep paralysis occurs when the sleep cycle is shifting between stages. When you wake up suddenly from REM, your brain is awake, but your body is still in REM mode and can't move, causing you to feel like you're paralyzed. Episodes of sleep paralysis last from a few seconds to 1 or 2 minutes..

Who is most likely affected by sleep paralysis?
Who Develops Sleep Paralysis? Up to as many as four out of every 10 people may have sleep paralysis. This common condition is often first noticed in the teen years. But men and women of any age can have it.

What does sleep paralysis mean?
Sleep paralysis is a feeling of being conscious but unable to move. It occurs when a person passes between stages of wakefulness and sleep. During these transitions, you may be unable to move or speak for a few seconds up to a few minutes.

Sleep paralysis is a normal part of the REM sleep. However, it is considered to be a disorder when it occurs outside of REM sleep. It can occur in otherwise healthy people, as well as in those presenting symptoms of narcolepsy, cataplexy and hypnagogic hallucinations.

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That's the proper name for it.
I was told for many years that feeling is a spiritual being hovering around.

I was taught to curse at it to let it go away.
Old folks tale. laugh
That has happened to me a few times..It has happene to two other members on CS as well
My sister had this when she was young. She used to call it "the force".
A rare illness makes people stop breathing while they sleep and they don't wake

It doesn't bother me too much- but I dream I,m smothering and cant wake up. My dreams aren't very vivid. When I was around three or four, I remember having nasty, vivid problem-I was sleep paralyzed but concious of everything around me.
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