Are you afraid of the dark? Did you ever have nightmares about the intruder and the monster is coming? You cannot do anything, cannot even scream when the monster is out from the bed? In fact, this is sleep paralysis which happens to people all over the world.
Facts About This Terrifying Phenomenon
Sleep paralysis is exactly what you think it is. You cannot move or cannot even speak when you wake up or after falling asleep. However, you can move if you relax. Unfortunately, there is no prevention or treatment for sleep paralysis. But, you don’t have to worry about it since it only lasts a couple of minutes.
Sleep paralysis happens throughout history. People started writing about it since the early 19th century – maybe before. Those people were sure that there were demons sitting on their chests. Or they were sure it was witchcraft, and they didn’t rule out possession by some magical or evil spirit. They decided that bad meat or cheap wine might be the cause when they got past the demons and the possession.
You can breathe. You, however, might have a sense of being unable to breathe, or might feel a physical weight on your chest, or make involuntary movements. Worse, you may feel like an evil surrounds you, or you may even have visual, auditory or physical hallucinations. Your feel is very intense because your nerves are in a state of heightened activity.
Nowadays, doctors and scientists find that sleep paralysis is concerned with REM sleep. If the sleep pattern is interrupted, sleep paralysis might occur. Doctors and scientists find that sleep paralysis can be inherited. Sleep paralysis is a combination of your genes and environmental factors. The odds that you will just go up if you have twin who has experienced it. Sleep paralysis may happen when you wake up. If you are woken up while you are still in REM sleep, sleep paralysis will also happen.
Do you know what atonia paralysis is? It keeps people from acting out in our sleep. Your muscles aren’t moving when you are dreaming and in REM sleep.