Sleep paralysis or Paranormal activity?

Ever experienced the feeling of waking up in the middle of the night to nothing but darkness and not able to even move your fingers? well that’s whats called as sleep paralysis. When you google sleep paralysis this is what shows up

Sleep paralysis is a phenomenon in which an individual, either during falling asleep or awakening, briefly experiences an inability to move, speak, or react. It is sometimes accompanied by frightening hallucinations to which one is unable to react .Sleep paralysis poses no immediate risk to those who experience it, and it lasts from several seconds to several minutes.

Genetics and sleep deprivation are a major cause of sleep paralysis,and it has also been linked to disorders such as narcolepsy, migraines, stress and anxiety disorders, Sleeping in a fixed supine position increases the chance of sleep paralysis. The underlying mechanism is believed to result from disrupted REM sleep. About 8% of people experience sleep paralysis at one point in their life.

So it says sleep paralysis can sometimes be accompanied by frightening “HALLUCINATIONS” now many people mistaken it to as experiencing paranormal activity. One of my relative, continuously kept having sleep paralysis for a period of a month when asked what happened during that time she said she felt as if someone was trusting her neck and trying to kill her. She distinctly remembered screaming for help and trying to move but no word came out of her mouth and no muscle in her body moved. This all usually lasts for a few minutes .

Most of the people who go through this mistake it to having being attack by a demon or a ghost but this can be totally explained rationally. Sleep paralysis occurs which you are suddenly woken up during your REM sleep( REM refers to Rapid Eye Movement)

Humming, hissing, static, zapping and buzzing noises are reported during sleep paralysis.Imagined sounds voices, whispers and roars are also heard. These are usually accompanied by intense emotions: such as fear and panic .A few people also have a feeling of being dragged out of bed or of flying .Sleep paralysis may include hallucinations, such as a supernatural creature suffocating or terrifying the individual, accompanied by a feeling of pressure on one’s chest and difficulty breathing.

I would say if u are experiencing these things, then you are definitely not being haunted and it’s just sleep paralysis and its common among many individuals.



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