posted on Mar, 9 2016 @ 11:47 AM
a reply to: kgray
Sleep time paralysis is caused by the brain producing chemicals in your body to keep you from sleep walking and then you enter into a REM and find
your self paralysed because of those drugs.
If this happens to you you need to go to your doctor and get some neurological drugs to balance out the production of those chemicals.
It is closely related to Nocturnal Epilepsy, in that the chemicals are secreted from the brain and introduced into the body to keep it from walking or
talking during sleep reach a certain level just at time of sleep and during REM. At those points a sufferer usually has a seizure from the
introduction of the chemicals.
The similarity is when most who suffer night paralysis they awaken during near sleep (just as they fall asleep) and during the REM cycle they awaken
when they should not and find themselves in both a dream state and a state of fear for being unable to move.
One has a seizure, the other awakens during those times, but both can be treated with a similar drug and end those night time paralysis episodes.
edit on 9-3-2016 by ChesterJohn because: (no reason given)