What Is Sleep Paralysis?

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Sleep Paralysis is waking up, and not being able to move or speak. Sleep Paralysis mainly occurs in people from early teens to mid 30's. It occurs during your rapid eye movement of sleep (REM), when you are just waking up from a night's sleep, or just going to bed. Usually sleep paralysis happens to people who sleep on their back, have sleep deprivation, or has some sleep disorders like narcolepsy. It occurs when somebody wakes up before their REM cycle is over. When you are asleep, your muscles temporarily turn off so you do not end up acting out your dreams and getting hurt. While your muscles may be shut down, your mind is still in use. It slows down until you enter your REM cycle, which is when you usually have your dreams. In sleep paralysis,

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