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1 Sleep Paralysis Ilwon Chang

2 What is it? In normal REM sleep, neurotransmitters in your spinal cord prevent you from moving during dreams. When REM ends, their hold lifts. But If you wake too quickly, you might emerge mid- paralysis. –Often with dream-like hallucinations

3 Paralysis You cannot move any part of your body except, blinking and breathing. Your brain inhibits you from moving to prevent any injury during dreams. Even though you ’ re awake, brain still thinks it is a dreaming sustaining paralysis.

4 Hallucination You might see or hear things that don ’ t exist in real life. –Many feel a heavy weight on their chests.

5 symptoms There might be some terror Highly related to narcolepsy, uncontrolled sleeping Ends with a sound or touch

6 Clonazepam Daytime medicine for ADH (Attention-deficit Hyperactivity), and structured sleep pattern Ritalin Highly effective Take at bedtime Muscle relaxation

7 Citation ysishttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleep_paral ysis ysis.htmlhttp://www.stanford.edu/~dement/paral ysis.html Popular Science, October 2008


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