If you sometimes wake up in the night and you can not move, this is the meaning



Sleep paralysis is a condition in which, although you are aware, you can not move any part of your body. In such a situation, if you experience such an experience, you are likely to be terrified because you have no control over motoring.

 Perhaps this has never happened to you, but believe it, it is quite common in the world. It is not caused by any physical injury and occurs in one of the two phases: Hypnagogic and hypnopompic.

The first is a phase when paralysis occurs before falling asleep, and the second occurs during REM sleep. When falling asleep, the body becomes deeply relaxed and the mind becomes less aware.

However, if a sudden awakening occurs and your paralysis occurs, then the mind switches into a conscious state, while the body is still relaxed. For this fact, you become aware when you realize that you can not move, no matter how much effort you make, and hence panic occurs.

 In the REM Sleep phase when rapid eye movement occurs, the muscles are completely paralyzed and do not act on your dreams. When you experience paralysis at this stage, one part of the brain wakes up earlier.

However, vigilance does not apply to the part of the brain associated with REM paralysis. So, then partial vigilance without volitional muscle control occurs.  Who suffers most from paralysis in sleep? A study conducted at the State University of Pennsylvania reveals that about 8% of the population often experiences paralysis in a dream. This usually happens to people with mental problems such as depression and anxiety. Also, people who experience sleep apnea, or consume a particular type of medication, may have frequent episodes of sleep paralysis.


Factors that influence the occurrence of paralysis in sleep:

– Lack of sleep
-Great changes in the sleep schedule

-Shipping on the back

-Mental conditions, such as stress or bipolar disorder Sleep problems, such as narcolepsy or night cramps in the legs

-infection of substances

– Certain types of drugs (ADHD)




 – Traveling with a mental health expert


-Simple sleep schedule

 -Put up a sleep specialist

 -Special or alternative preparations that help calm sleep


It is also recommended to reduce the consumption of alcohol, nicotine and caffeine. Keep away the electronic devices from your bed.

If you still have paralysis in sleep despite all the measures taken, stay calm and keep in mind that it will pass.


Updated: April 27, 2019 — 3:32 pm

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