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Jul 7, 2020

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Do You Know What Causes Sleep Paralysis?

https://5factum.com/do-you-know-what-causes-sleep-paralysis/

Normally your brain causes your muscles to relax and be still as you sleep. This is called “atonia.” Sleep paralysis seems to be when this atonia occurs while you are awake. Sleep paralysis is “isolated” when it appears without any other signs of narcolepsy.

Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder that causes overwhelming drowsiness and sudden “sleep attacks” throughout the day. However, many…