Sleeping paralysis can be defined as terrors in the night. It is a state in which a person wakes up and finds himself, not capable of moving or speaking. Sleeping paralysis is also connected to other sleep phenomenon as dreams, nightmare and night terror. It can also be known as isolated sleep paralysis, familial sleep paralysis, hymnologic paralysis and postorbital paralysis. It is a condition where people are paralyzed at the onset of sleep.
In sleeping paralysis a person has uncontrollable naps. The people undergoing it mostly feel afraid as they are not aware of what is happening around them. Some may experience the suffocation while other feels as if something is sitting on their chest. Some people can also feel the presence of someone in the room even when they are alone. People may also feel as if they are being choked or bitten up by someone.
Prevention is always better than cure. Have enough sleeping hours of about 8 to 10 hours per day can help in overcoming this condition. Regular exercise can also help you to overcome with the fear of sleeping paralysis. The most commonly reported cause of sleeping paralysis is the stress in our lives. Make yourself calm and relaxed. You should not indulge in such activities which causes sleeping disturbance in you. Try to control your anxiety.
Sleeping paralysis is followed by panic and inability to speak out. Various other forms of hallucination include tremors, loud noises, visuals, feeling of our selves being twisted and a sudden pain in the body parts. An intense sense of dread and terror is commonly reported. It can be at any stage but mostly found in adolescent onset. You can cope up with this sleeping disorder by following few steps like have a healthy diet schedule, try to sleep by your side, avoid coffee or medication which intern affect your heart rate. Always find time to relax your mind.