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What happens when hypnagogic sleep paralysis develops?

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As you fall asleep, your body slowly relaxes. Usually you become less aware, so you don't notice the change. However, if you remain or become aware while falling asleep, you may notice that you cannot move or speak.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Sleep Medicine: "Sleep Paralysis."

National Sleep Foundation: "Ask the Sleep Expert: Sleep & Parasomnias;" "Sleep Paralysis;" "Topics A to ZZZZs: Narcolepsy;" and "What Happens When You Sleep?"

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 26, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Sleep Medicine: "Sleep Paralysis."

National Sleep Foundation: "Ask the Sleep Expert: Sleep & Parasomnias;" "Sleep Paralysis;" "Topics A to ZZZZs: Narcolepsy;" and "What Happens When You Sleep?"

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 26, 2018

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