Ever Woke Up In Middle Of The Night Realizing You Are Unable To Move?

Ever Woke Up In Middle Of The Night Realizing You Are Unable To Move?
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There are many out there who would have woken up suddenly in the middle of the night, unable to move or speak. This strange phenomenon is known as sleep paralysis.

People who experience this are panic stricken afterwards. Some people who have experienced this have suggested, "..it lasts a few seconds, several moments at most or occasionally longer and usually occurs right before you are about to fall asleep or wake up."

This phenomena is quite common, and you are not the only one experiencing.

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The reported sensations are that of immobile legs and arms.

The reported sensations are that of immobile legs and arms.

You feel something is making a move towards you and you begin choking. Then, you sit up, find nothing around you and start thinking about what just happened.

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It's definitely extremely frightening.

It's definitely extremely frightening.
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Some have even experienced a hand around their neck.

Earlier, folklore did make an attempt to find out the causes behind this phenomena.

Earlier, folklore did make an attempt to find out the causes behind this phenomena.
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But, without proper evidence and findings, it was concluded to be the works of the supernatural, paranormal or Godlike beings. There was no scientific basis behind the reasons.

Back in Grecian times, the devils and demons were blamed.

Back in Grecian times, the devils and demons were blamed.
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But, the devils left as 'their magical enchantments must fail, upon cock's crow.' This was considered as a myth.

Studies have found that this occurs when the body is asleep, but the mind is still awake.

Studies have found that this occurs when the body is asleep, but the mind is still awake.
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It most likely occurs when we are about to wake up or some other times when we are falling asleep. Maybe this explains why a rooster's crow chased out the demons. Obviously, the person might have woken up to one.

That state between being asleep and waking up is where the mind.. 

That state between being asleep and waking up is where the mind.. 
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..and the body juggle resulting in the occurrence of weird things. There is a natural reason behind this paralysis which happens in REM sleep. Most dreaming occurs in the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep.

Well, now you might be thinking.. 

Well, now you might be thinking.. 
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..What about the shadows in your bedroom which were real for sure? They are simple hallucinations.

To you, everything appears vivid.

To you, everything appears vivid.
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This is because your mind is dreaming, though you are still conscious, which is also known as lucid dreaming. Now, you might be wondering if there is any way to stop all the madness.

So, firstly, just think about some common things.

So, firstly, just think about some common things.
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If you are getting enough sleep or if you have just hit the bed after watching a horror movie or whether you are mostly anxious during nighttime.

Learn to let go and relieve some stress.

Learn to let go and relieve some stress.
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This helps you have good quality of sleep.

You can even have a look at any family history of sleep problems.

You can even have a look at any family history of sleep problems.
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You should also check out the medications that you may be taking. They interfere at times. You can always consult the doctor if you are too much worried about your sleep paralysis because it's definitely not due to your soul being sucked out by a demon.