Sleep paralysis! surprised to hear the word? The question that may arise in the minds of many of you is what is it. In fact, we are all more or less familiar with this matter. Have you ever wondered if you have ever felt something that suddenly woke you up in the middle of the night? In this case, you can not move your body in any way. You can't even make a sound after trying a lot. You feel as if something heavy is sitting on your chest which is also causing you to have trouble in breathing. Actually, this is the cause of sleep paralysis.
Simply putting the matter, sleep paralysis is the moment when your brain is conscious but you are unable to move or talk. There are many definitions of it in many different cultures. It is also explained that sleep paralysis is caused by evil or jinn. However, according to experts, it happens when a person passes from one stage to another in sleep between wakefulness and sleep. During this time, the muscles of the body lose their function for a while. And yeah, this moment occurs in a very short time. Then again, in a moment everything is fine.
Basically, the brain becomes alert as it passes from one stage to another during sleep, but the whole body is still asleep. According to experts, it is just a matter of the senses. There is nothing to be afraid of. Otherwise, sleep paralysis can also create psychological problems in people. It can be seen that after the incident, people are very scared. Some people have trouble sleeping the next few nights. Many people feel the presence of ghosts,the presence of someone or an animal et cetera.
A study published in the journal Sleep Medicine, reported that they diagnosed 175 patients with sleep paralysis.According to the study, 57.84% of the sample sensed a presence in the room with them during ISP. And the majority of them believed that to be a non-human presence. On the other hand, 21.62% of the sample experienced visual hallucinations of others. In a clear word, it creates a hallucination condition. Many people also discover themselves in a variety of experiences. It creates a terrible situation by the way. Even after sleep paralysis, it goes in difficulty to fall asleep again at the same night. 
It is not impossible for this condition to go to the point of death. However, in most cases, this happens naturally without any major problems. And those who often suffer from this condition can experience various complications. Such as mental problems, narcolepsy, physical complications, etc. In this case, it is important to consult a good doctor. The most common causes of sleep paralysis are:
- Irregular sleep
- Jet lag
- Panic disorder
- General anxiety disorder
What is the prevention? In the meantime, you can easily realize it. The above, you can understand by looking at the reasons that you have to get rid of them. You must sleep regularly and adequately. For me, the thing that worked very well was falling asleep earlier. And, recite Dua-Durood before going to sleep.So remember the Creator before you go to sleep. And adhere to specific sleep times.
1. Science Direct, Clinical features of isolated sleep paralysis Retrieved From : https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1389945718308311#!
2. Medical News Today, Everything you need to know about Sleep Paralysis, Retrieved From : https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/295039#signs_and_symptoms
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