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sleep paralysis

Last night I experienced sleep paralysis for the first time and it was terrifying.  I felt like I was being tortured and heard noises but I could not talk or even muffle any sounds.  I was unable to sleep for awhile before this and only slept for two hours.  Yesterday was also the three year anniversary of my mothers death who I was very close to so I am sure this was not a coincidence.  Is this most likely an isolated incident by stress and the situation or should I be concerned?

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You're right, it is terrifying. I have experienced sleep paralysis several times over the years and have found a link between the frequency and stress in my life. I also believe there is a link between that and disturbed sleep (so it can be a bit of a vicious circle)

As this is the first time it has happened to you I think you could probably chalk it up to stress and anxiety. If it happens to you again a few more times, mention it to your GP (although to be honest my GP knows nothing about the subject, but you could keep asking until you find someone who does)

I'm sorry you're going through a tough time. I hope you're feeling stronger today.
i feel for you. my experince also includes tremors when falling asleep. i had MRI ECG ETC and nothing. sonce inclusive rapid fast heart cardio suggest anxity prozac but waiting 3 days to discuss wth my neurologists GP. appreciate any updates you might have.
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