5 Terrifying Facts About Sleep Paralysis And The Nightmares

Blog By fatema  |  09-04-18

The Most Common Age Range Affected By This Disorder Is Between 16 to 43 years Old

Sleep paralysis occurs when a person wakes up before their REM( Rapid Eye Movement) cycle is finished.

Sleep paralysis occurs when a person wakes up before their REM( Rapid Eye Movement) cycle is finished.

During the rapid eye movement (REM) cycle of sleep, the brain starts dreaming intense dreams which feels like it's all real. During this the muscles are unable to move.This happens so that the person won’t be able to act out dreams with their body. The reason behind this is, because the muscles haven’t received the signal from their brain in order to do so.


During Sleep Paralysis, People May Feel Like They’re Being Choked.

During Sleep Paralysis, People May Feel Like They’re Being Choked.

This is very common, when you feel immovable. No matter how much you try to move but you can't move. It feels like something heavy is weighing you down. This often causes people to feel helpless and threatened.


People can’t speak during sleep paralysis.

People can’t speak during sleep paralysis.

This is because your mouth is also unable to move along with the rest of your body. You might try calling for help but you won't be able to utter a single word. It makes you feel like you’re being choked. It happens because the air passing through you might not be enough.


People May Have Unreal Visions During Sleep Paralysis.

 People May Have Unreal Visions During Sleep Paralysis.

The unreal dreams may take place during the the disrupted boundary between dreaming and being awake. Therefore, when people experience sleep paralysis, their dreams may become even more realistic than usual and they might feel that their unreal dreams are very much realistic.


You Can't Just Wake Yourself Up.

You Can't Just Wake Yourself Up.

Some people even say that they can move their toes, fingers, or facial muscles, which helps them to wake up their rest of the body. Where as in reality it is not possible. The most common age range affected by the sleep paralysis is between 16 to 43 years old.








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