Sleep Paralysis: Symptom and Causes


  • Temporary inability to move or walk
  • Hallucinations (like hearing, feeling, seeing or smelling things that do not exist in reality)
  • A sense of breathlessness (or chest pressure)
  • Confusion
  • Helplessness
  • Fear
 Sleep paralysis symptoms


  • Stress and anxiety
  • Depression
  • Narcolepsy which is characterized by uncontrolled, excessive daytime sleepiness or sudden sleep attacks
  • Sleeping on the back
  • Puberty
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Irregular sleeping schedules
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Sudden environmental/lifestyle changes
  • Can be hereditary

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