To understand what sleep paralysis is, one needs to understand what sleep is.
There are two types of sleep and two types of sleep paralysis, explains sleep disorder specialist Dr Irshaad Ebrahim.
You have this terrifying experience of being awake and not being able to move, that is sleep paralysis.— Dr Irshaad Ebrahim, Specialist Neuropsychiatries in Sleep Disorders
He distinguishes between non-rapid eye movement sleep (NREM) and rapid eye movement sleep (REM), how sleep paralysis is affected and associated conditions.
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