explanations of sleep paralysis from the religious to the scientific. Some even dismiss sleep paralysis, indicating that they are just lucid dreams. What is YOUR analysis of sleep paralysis? Is it supernatural or does it have a scientifc, even psychological explanation?
“Sleep paralysis” is simply a temporary physical condition that results when hormones produced to help sleep just do not wear off fast enough.
For symptoms, causes and treatment see:
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Sleep-para … auses.aspx
Of course Sleep Paralysis has a scientific explanation - we know what happens to the body when it's going on but it has further reaching psychological ramifications because it often reinforces our belief systems. In some cultures these are ghost visits, in others demons, and more modern cultures might experience alien abduction scenarios. Whatever you believe will appear - but does that mean it's entirely a construct of our own minds? Or are these entities using the sleep paralysis like a tool to reach us? I guess it depends how you look at it. I am not going to discount anything because there's just so many possibilities out there, you never know what's really going on, and that in its own way is wonderful. But really I think most of these are just hallucinations. Maybe not all of them, but most.
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