Fascinating as I’ve suffered from Nightmares, Insomnia, Night Terrors and as an adult Sleep-walking. Sleep has rarely been peaceful or restful for me!
The Nightmare of Sleep Paralysis
Anybody who has been reading this blog for a while will know that I often suffer from sleep paralysis.
(If you don’t know what that is, here is my colourful description)
Sleep paralysis has pretty much been explained by science, although there are still aspects that we don’t understand. We’ll get to that later though. For the moment, what exactly do we know about sleep paralysis?
Sleep Paralysis is Good
If our brains didn’t paralyse us as we slept, then we’d be up and acting out our dreams.
And this isn’t theoretical, there are numerous cases of people doing this, sometimes resulting in fatalities.
So sleep paralysis is doing us a favour, it only becomes a problem when it occurs outside of actual sleep.
This phenomenon is known as either awareness during sleep paralysis or isolated sleep paralysis, but for the…
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