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IF YOU’VE EVER WOKEN UP AT NIGHT UNABLE TO MOVE, HERE’S WHAT IT MEANS




Sleep paralysis is a feeling of being conscious, but unable to move. It occurs when a person passes between stages of wakefulness and sleep.
This condition is a very scary phenomenon. Imagine being fully awake without being able to move any part of your body. Sleep paralysis is very common, and even though it’s scary, it doesn’t cause any physical damage to the body.
There are two stages during which sleep paralysis can occur.
The first one is called “hypnagogic” and it happens before falling asleep, and the other is “hypnopompic” and it occurs as a result of waking up from Rapid Eye Movement or REM sleep.
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