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Too much sleep paralysis

Every now and then, I'd get sleep paralysis. I can't figure out exactly when I get them. Sometimes, I would go for 2 months or more without any, but sometimes, I get up to 3 a night!
I usually get it if I sleep on the back of my head as opposed to sleeping on my side. Why is this so?
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you should have an mslt it guage paralasys and narcolepsy which sometimes showes up as paralasys
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Hi, welcome to the forum, sleep paralysis can be a manifestation of type of sleep disorder like parasomnias.

Few of the individuals are known to suffer from parasomnias esp. when they are on non-benzodiazepine sedatives, drug abuse etc. otherwise no definitive cause exists in few individuals apart from stress, positive past history of abuse etc.

The associated symptoms with the following disorder are confusional wakefulness, sleep paralysis, nightmares and night terrors. This can occur in any sleep stage (REM and non-REM stage).

To rule out parasomnias you need to undergo Polysomnyography and sleep analysis. You need to take out time for further evaluation. Sleep with light on. Short term benzodiazepine against prescription will help you. I suggest you to consult physician or sleep specialist. Take care and regards.
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