Patient Comments: Sleep Paralysis - Treatment

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What treatments have been helpful for your sleep paralysis? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Mr B, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: December 02

I have suffered from sleep paralysis for over 25 years. It started once a month for about 10 years, to weekly, however for the last year I suffer every day. It always happens if I fall asleep on the sofa or similar and rarely in my bed. I can hear everything that's going on around me and I can force myself out of it but only for a second before I fall back into it. Eventually if I jump up it is over but it's very embarrassing if in public, like on the beach or on an airplane. I have never got used to it, it is very traumatic for others to witness also. I wish there was a cure.

Comment from: Gary, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: September 08

I had a bad experience last night with sleep paralysis. Finally looked it up to see what it was called. It has happened a few times in my life, always when I fall asleep on my back. Last night a demon or something was trying to possess me. Question is why it always seems to be something horrible.

Comment from: sleep, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 07

I got super tired in middle of the afternoon. Lying down was a must. I was lying on my side, then could only see out of one eye and couldn't move for over an hour. Not sure what happened to cause this sleep paralysis.

Comment from: The Avenger, 7-12 Male (Caregiver) Published: June 10

If you in sleep paralysis, try to wiggle your toes, this will send a massage to you brain to wake the muscles so you can move again.

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