Sleep Paralysis

You're not alone—sleep paralysis affects a lot of people

Sleep paralysis is a pretty frightening yet common event affecting 7.6% of the general population, 28.3% of students, and 31.9% of psychiatric …

Sleep Disorders

[WEB SITE] The Relationship Between Epilepsy and Sleep

Written by M C Walker, S M Sisodiya<p>Institute of Neurology, University College London, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, …

Sleep

Sleep Paralysis, What is the cure?

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Martellus Bennett

Seeing Ghosts In Your Bedroom? It's Sleep Paralysis

Some people wake up briefly paralyzed, seeing ghosts, or feeling themselves hovering over their bodies. Here's what is probably going on.

Sleep Disorders

The week in radio and podcasts: All in the Mind; Impotential

Two troubling Radio 4 programmes examined the tricks your brain plays on you in your sleep and a problem particular to men<p><b>All in the Mind</b> (Radio 4) | iPlayer<b><br>Impotential</b> (Radio 4) | iPlayer<p>The mind and the body – it’s a dualism that we can’t escape, even on Radio 4. Particularly on Radio 4. <b>All in</b> …

Sleep Disorders

What is exploding head syndrome?

Comparatively little is known about exploding head syndrome and sleep paralysis, so we’re launching the first large-scale survey into both disorders<p>Of all the sleep disorders, “exploding head syndrome” (EHS) has arguably the most intriguing name. EHS has been described as “a sensory parasomnia …

Fibromyalgia

Why Do People See Ghosts?

You live and then you die and then you rot in a hole—or so say the elites, with their glasses, and their PhDs in neuroscience. This bummer reality …

Psychology

10 Halloween Horrors Come to Life

Photo Credit: Hulton Archive/Getty<p>Slide 1 of 21<p>Real-life Halloween horrors<p>Halloween is a ghoulish time of year, when people tell ghost stories about …

Science

What Does It Mean If You Wake Up and Can't Speak or Move Your Body?

It's called sleep paralysis, and it can be terrifying<p>As a teenager, James Allan Cheyne woke up one night unable to move or speak. He felt a presence moving around his bed, and then sitting on his chest.<p>Naturally, he assumed it was a demon.<p>“You’re there in the dark, and there’s this entity pressing …

Sleep

I Awoke but Couldn't Move. I Tried to Scream but Couldn't Even Do That.

The terrifying experience of sleep paralysis. by Katie HerzogIt was an otherwise normal morning. Like every other day, my clock radio came on and NPR …

Sleep

The Original ‘Nightmare’ Was a Demon That Sat on Your Chest and Suffocated You

Maere, mara, mahr, mahrt, mårt—by any name, it was and still is a terrifying visitor.<p>Nightmares, as we use the word today, are vivid, personal …

Culture

Tell Us About Your Most Terrifying Nightmare

What haunts your sleep?<p>If a night “mare” was originally a very specific type of frightening nocturnal visitor, today our nightmares are bad dreams, …

Culture

Episode 35: The Soul’s Midnight: On Ghosts and Sleep Paralysis

“Three in the morn. The soul’s midnight. The tide goes out, the soul ebbs. And a train arrives at an hour of despair…”<p>Constant Listeners, are you …

Sleep Disorders

8 fascinating ghost documentaries you need to watch in October

We’ve been looking forward to the month of October all year long. Not only is it the first real month of fall, it also kickstarts the countdown to …

Documentaries

The Surprising Medical Origins of Vampires, Zombies, Werewolves, and More Spooky Characters

Spooky, paranormal stories are inspired by strangeness in the world around us. Light in the night sky? Must be a UFO. Curious shape beneath the …

Salem

Take part in our Big Sleep Survey

Together with Goldsmiths, University of London, BBC Focus is conducting its very first piece of research to find out more about two sleep phenomena: …

Science

Heard of sleep sex? Here are 7 mysterious things that happen when you are sleeping

A peaceful night's sleep is all you want after a tiring day. But, do you know that sometimes strange things occur during the time you are fast …

Wellness

Interview: Artist Finds Relief From Sleep Paralysis Through Fantastical Photography

From nightmares to waking dreams, photographer Samantha Goss uses her acute sleep paralysis as inspiration for a growing portfolio of surreal images. The creative endeavor is her way of coping with the terrifying episodes that are characterized by an inability to speak or move and are frequently …

Photography

Let's Talk About Sleep Paralysis: When You Wake Up and Can't Move

Do you ever wake from sleep and realize you can’t move your arms or legs, lift your head, or wiggle your fingers or toes? You're aware of your …

Sleep

The Neuroscience of Sleep Paralysis

<i>This article has previously been published on LinkedIn Pulse</i><p>Sleep paralysis is a condition in which a person awakens from sleep but is temporarily …

Sleep Disorders

Search Results | Brain

... to an emotional stimulus), sleep paralysis, <b>hypnogogic</b> or hypnopompic <b>hallucinations</b> and disrupted nocturnal sleep. The daytime sleepiness often …

Sleep Disorders

What Is Sleep Paralysis? 8 Facts About This Terrifying Phenomenon

Picture this: You're curled up in bed, light streaming through your windows, and you're ready to roll over and start your day—but for a few …

Sleep

The Most Bone-Chilling Horror Movies Streaming Now On Netflix

Though dramas are gripping and comedies are fun, odds are, you feel most <i>alive</i> while watching a horror movie. Your brain and body react in tandem, …

Horror Movies

Possessed | State of Mind

‘I feel my Spectre rising upon me! . . .<br>The Spectre is, in Giant Man; insane, and most deform’d’– William Blake The man squats on my chest. His palms …

Great Books

Sleep Paralysis Prevention With Feng Shui

<b>Get Facebook Chat Updates for Zesty Things:</b> cancel anytime by typing 'stop' in the chat window<p>I’ve been battling sleep paralysis since I was a …

Home Decorating

Watch a deleted scene from sleep paralysis horror film Dead Awake

In the new horror film <i>Dead Awake</i>, the always watchable Jocelin Donahue from <i>The House of the Devil</i> plays a straight-laced social worker who finds …

Entertainment

What your dreams are trying to tell you, according to a sleep expert

Vivid, bizarre and emotional dreams are not unusual for most people. But what do they mean?<p>People have tried to interpret dreams long before Sigmund …

Sleep

Techly Explains: What is sleep paralysis and can it be cured?

When we sleep, our bodies have a nifty trick for keeping us out of trouble. To stop us from taking a stroll out a window or doing some risky “sleep …

Sleep Disorders

Eternal Nightmare: Sleep Paralysis Found to be Linked to Traumatic Experiences and Stress

Sleep paralysis is a well-known syndrome where, usually during the the transition into and out of sleep, the muscles of the body become paralysed, …

Sleep

Sleep Paralysis Spectacular – The Paranormal Podcast 494

Sleep paralysis is the topic on this Paranormal Podcast episode.Ryan Hurd joins us for part one and talks about being an experiencer, author and …

Paranormal