Sleep paralysis is a sleep Disorder in which an individual while sleeping experiences an inability to move, speak, or react temporarily. It is a transitional or intermediate state between wakefulness and sleep, which is characterized by complete muscle weakness. It often occurs along with terrifying hallucinations.
Recurrent isolated sleep paralysis is a parasomnia. A sleep paralysis involves undesired events that come along with sleep. An episode of sleep paralysis may cause one to be unable to speak. It can also make the patient unable to move arms and legs, body, and head. Patient is still able to breathe normally. Patient remains fully aware of what is happening. An episode can last for seconds or minutes. The episode usually ends on its own. It may also end when someone touches you or speaks to the patient. Making an intense effort to move can also end an episode. Sleep paralysis may occur only once in your life. It may also happen many times in a year.
Related Journals of Sleep Paralysis
Journal of Sleep Disorders & Therapy, Journal of Psychiatry, Journal of Neurological Disorders, Journal of Neuropsychiatry, Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, Journal of Sleep Research, Nature and Science of Sleep, Sleep and Biological Rhythms, Sleep Medicine Reviews, Sleep Science, Sleep and Hypnosis, Sleep Medicine Clinics, Sleep and Breathing.