Take Sleep Paralysis Seriously
Sleep paralysis is a sleep disorder that renders a person unable to move their body when falling asleep or when waking up from sleep. This condition can cause you to temporarily be unable to move or speak, even though you are conscious and breathing normally. Episodes can be frightening, and they can last from a few seconds to a few minutes.
While causes of sleep paralysis can sometimes be elusive, there are things patients can do to ease their suffering and get better sleep.
We can help.
The Symptoms of Sleep Paralysis
When people fall asleep, their brain normally causes the muscles to relax. This stillness of the muscles is called “atonia.” With sleep paralysis, however, atonia happens when people are not yet asleep, or when they’re just waking up. When people experience sleep paralysis, they may experience frightening symptoms, such as:
Being unable to move their arms, legs, head, or body.
Having episodes of this temporary paralysis that last up to a few minutes.
Feeling anxious or afraid.
Hallucinating or seeing, hearing, or feeling things that aren’t there.
Sleep paralysis often goes along with other sleep disorders, such as narcolepsy. It may be a result of a medical condition, the use of certain drugs or medications, or an underlying mental health disorder.
To determine the exact cause of your or a loved one’s sleep problems, it is necessary to perform a complete sleep study.
We are Dedicated to Finding Solutions for Our Patients
Identifying and treating a sleep disorder requires close attention to health and lifestyle information, as well as individual patient evaluations. CSI is one of the few independent medical clinics in the country that address sleep conditions in all of their complexities.
At Clayton Sleep, we have developed a proprietary process for diagnosing sleep apnea, sleep paralysis, and other sleep disorders and tailoring treatment for each individual client. We lead the way in sleep research and comprehensive care.
Our Sleep Studies Can Give You the Diagnosis You Need for Better Sleep
Our process is comprehensive and gives you a clear diagnosis and treatment plan to restore healthy sleep.
Get Help for Your Sleep Disorder with a Comprehensive Treatment Plan
There is hope. Sleep disorders are treatable. If you believe you are suffering from sleep paralysis, don’t wait. Respecting what your mind and body are telling you, acknowledging the serious nature of this disorder, and asking for help are the first steps toward better sleep and better health.
Talk to your doctor about the CSI Insomnia Center