Our expert says:
This is a kind of sleeping disorder called sleep paralysis. It is not dangerous and is caused by a miscommunication between the brain and the body during the rapid eye movement sleep cycle. It is often caused by being overtired or very stressed.
Management includes to :
• Get enough sleep
• Reduce stress
• Exercise regularly (but not too close to bedtime)
• Keep a regular sleep-wake schedule
• sleeping on the side may help
Rivotril 0.5 mg at night may help if it is not manageable by the above.
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