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sleep paralysis

i think i had a mild episode of sleep paralysis lastnight. i could not move, my body was tingling, my heart beat was increased. i was able to come out of it and then tried to go back to sleep and it happened again for another few seconds and i as able to come out of it but it was hard. this happened another time, maybe 6 monthes ago and i do not want this to worsen. i also recently changed my bedroom around and i think this might have caused it, and i was also facing my tv which was on while it happened, i think that may have been the cause. if you have any techniques of stopping this please met me know!
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Hello and hope you are doing well.
The symptoms you are experiencing could be due to an entity called sleep paralysis. When this happens in sleep the person has difficulty moving his hands or feet. This is the symptom of a sleep disorder called Narcolepsy. This sleep disorder is characterized by excessive day time sleepiness, sleep paralysis, cataplexy where the person has episodes of loss of muscle function while awake, hypnogogic hallucinations and automatic behavior. You will need to consult your primary care physician, who may schedule you for a polysomnogram (sleep test) to rule out sleep disorders and initiate appropriate therapy.
Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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      Hi you don't say where you are from, but if you have a Doctor please ask him for a sleep study that will help you with all the information you need, hope this helps Take care ......Bob
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