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Sleep paralysis is a phenomenon that causes attacks of fear and panic. The body is asleep, but the brain is still awake - at such moments, a person cannot move, make sounds, or feel suffocated. Some studies point to a genetic cause of sleep paralysis, and the main cause is sleep disorder. You will learn about other factors of the problem and how to get rid of it below. Here are ten facts about sleep.
Sleep paralysis most often occurs during REM sleep (a period of increased brain activity). Research by Japanese scientists is proof of this. Your mind may wake up, and the muscles in your body may still sleep and not respond to signals. The muscles are paralyzed. Hallucinations occur: a feeling of weightlessness or someone's unfriendly presence.
Restore normal sleep patterns, sleep at least 6-8 hours a day (scientists have set the ideal sleep time, read here). To prevent an episode of paralysis, roll onto your side or move your toes and hands. It is important to realize the reality of events and not to panic.
Western scientists in the course of their research have come to the conclusion that constant stress is a common cause of sleep paralysis. It is he who provokes insomnia, or vice versa - a long sleep. Sleep phases get confused, and eventually this problem appears.
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The role of genetics
Scientists conducted studies with single-celled twins and determined the incidence of sleep paralysis. It turned out that a particular gene that is responsible for sleep cycles is associated with this unpleasant phenomenon. The research is not over yet; there is still a lot of work to be done in this area.
Even if genetics does play a role, you shouldn't be upset. A person who monitors his health and keeps himself in good shape has nothing to be afraid of.
Prevention can also help shorten the episodes. Sleep with the window open to allow fresh air to enter the room. Eliminate bad habits that adversely affect your body and eat right.
Dangers and risks
Nocturnal pathology is safe for health, after an attack, the heartbeat and breathing is restored. But frequent cases can cause consequences in the form of mental disorders and ailments.
The main thing is not to dwell on the problem. There is no need to associate a natural phenomenon with something mystical. Paralysis goes away on its own, or it can occur once in a lifetime, for example, due to the fact that you slept on your back all night (a position in which sleep paralysis most often occurs).
Some medical studies show that taking vitamin complexes is most effective in helping to cope with nighttime disruptions. With the help of vitamins, the body begins to work in a balanced way.
Text: Diana Snetkova
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