Sleep Paralysis. Is it spiritual or medical issue?

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  1. micadeolu profile image39
    micadeoluposted 4 years ago

    Sleep Paralysis. Is it spiritual or medical issue?

    Many have called my line to seek help in tackling this problem in most peoples lives. I try solving the problem spiritually but well... I just feel may be it could also be solved scientifically too. What do you think?

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    Lybrahposted 4 years ago

    It may be spiritual.  I experienced it twice and it was scary.

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      Daveadams36posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      They are spiritual mate & you must be a caring kind of person, & I've had many in the past..I know how scary they are at the time, but learn how to be mindful & try to be mindful if you get another episode..If you can, you will be able to

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    Daveadams36posted 4 years ago

    Hey buddy the way to get out of sleep paralysis, is to learn mindful meditation as a way of gaining more awareness of one's self....Then after a few more episodes of SP & practice, they will be able to distract the thoughts that are causing the SP, & will be able to break free fairly easily..I'd say it's spiritual because in my experience it only happens to people who care, the one's with issues on their mind..Meditation, emotions & feelings control practice, & learning how to mindfully do stuff, is the cure to all negative emotions feelings & thoughts that we give to our selves....& so it's all about learning that we create all our own emotions feelings & thoughts, & that with practice we can have total control over all of them. :-)

  4. Tammy L Bond profile image60
    Tammy L Bondposted 4 years ago

    Taken from WebMD: Sleep researchers conclude that, in most cases, sleep paralysis is simply a sign that your body is not moving smoothly through the stages of sleep. Rarely is sleep paralysis linked to deep underlying psychiatric problems.

    I used to experience this often when I was younger and I agree with Lybra, it is very scary. I didn't know what it was back then because of the superstitious answers I received. I haven't experienced it in over 25 years.

    1. Paul K Francis profile image82
      Paul K Francisposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yes. The more I learned about it, the less it happened and the less scary it was. Have a nice day.

  5. NanLT profile image86
    NanLTposted 4 years ago

    Sleep paralysis can actually be quite normal. It is your body's way of making sure you don't get up and walk around (possibly injuring yourself or others) while dreaming. There are some interesting videos on youtube of animals sleepwaking because of an injury to the area of the brain that controls movement during sleep.

    Most of the time you just don't notice it because the paralysis stops before you wake, but if you wake suddenly or as noted in a previous response, you aren't moving smoothly from one sleep stage into the next, you can become aware of this paralysis, or remain paralysed for a few seconds while still waking.

  6. Paul K Francis profile image82
    Paul K Francisposted 4 years ago

    Sleep paralysis is a normal part of REM sleep, keeping us from acting out our sometimes intense dreams during that cycle of sleep. These are the dreams we remember because they occur during light sleep during a time when we are more likely to wake up, and sometimes we may find ourselves stuck in a halfway state of awake and rem sleep. Often accompanied by intense hallucinations it can be very scary because at the time we truly believe that we have completely woken. The good thing is that it does not last and we either return to sleep but more likely to completely wake up. If we can possibly remember this while it is occurring, it would be a lot less scary. Those who look at sleep and dreaming as a whole, as being a spiritual event may see this also as a spiritual event. The best message is that it is normal and common and that everything is going to be all right. And there is nothing wrong with getting God's love involved for those who feel strongly about it in that way.


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