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Young stroke related to Sleep Paralysis?

    Last year when I was 16, I had a cerebral stroke on the right side of my brain, and since then I've noticed that I've been falling asleep or waking up with sleep paralysis.  It is usually when I'm falling asleep in class or before I go to bed at night, but they only usually last for about 10-15 seconds.   I don't remember ever having this happen before my stroke, but I may have just not noticed.  Either way, it usually occurs about 3 - 4 times a week, sometimes twice in the same day.  Is it common for stroke patients to have an increase in sleep paralysis?  Is there any medicinal or non medicinal way to prevent these from occuring?

Also sometimes while I lay in sleep paraylsis it feels like my head might be shaking or something.  It's hard to explain.   I don't think I have ever had a sleep seizure, so I don't really know what those are like or if this is one of them.   Any ideas?  I could just be thinking too much into this.
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Sleep paralysis isn't related to stroke in most people.

Here's a neurologist here at MedHelp who explains it:
http://www.medhelp.org/forums/neuro/archive/4101.html

Sleep paralysis isn't related to seizures either.

Dr. Enoch Choi, MD
Palo Alto, CA
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It is interesting that you posted this!  I had a stroke in my late teens as well, and I also have sleep paralysis.  I never though of the two things as being related, but maybe they are.  
As far as I know sleep paralysis is not dangerous and is caused by an overproduction of a hormone.  (An underproduction of the hormone results in sleep walking because people's muscles are not paralyzed so they act out their dreams)  
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why do my sp last an hour or more after i have been up walking about even had a bath no speech no movement stroke damage to brain so when i have sp it takes along time to pull myself back even have to walk with a stick
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I really dont think thats sleep paralysis.  from what i understand sleep paralysis is, in lamens terms, as follows:  the part of your brain that controls consciousness wakes up before the part that controls movement.  you shouldnt be able to walk around with sleep paralysis.  if you cant talk in the morning, even after showering, it either means youre not a morning person or youve got something else entirely.
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This is a very natural way to restore the sleep control.Start doing it everyday and come back to report how you feel, as it will help so many others.
Build up your timing gradually.If you feel tired or dizzy, stop and resume after 1 minute.

Anulom Vilom -  Close your right nostril with thumb and deep breath-in through left nostril  
then – close left nostril with two fingers and breath-out through right nostril  
then -keeping the left nostril closed  deep breath-in through right nostril
then - close your right nostril with thumb and breath-out through left nostril.
This is one cycle of anulom vilom.
Repeat this cycle for 15 to 20  minutes twice a day(maximum 60 minutes in one day).
You can do this before breakfast/lunch/dinner or before bedtime or in bed.Remember to take deep breaths into the lungs.

Bhramri Pranayam -Close eyes. Close ears with thumb, index finger on forehead, and rest three fingers on base of nose touching eyes. Breathe in through nose. And now breathe out through nose while humming like a bee.
Duration : 5 to 15 times
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