The article says that there are many different types of sleep paralysis. The effects of sleep paralysis differ from person to person. Factors suck as sleep quality and a persons sleep schedule. Some people with this condition also suffer from narcolepsy. ***“Sleep Paralysis: Symptoms, Types, and Effects Explained.” Sleeping Resources, sleepingresources.com/sleep-paralysis/.
The article starts by talking about nightmares, like sleep paralysis is almost like an interactive nightmare. Scientists believe that sleep paralysis is actually a neurologically driven process and they just keep dinging deeper. The article believes that these nightmares are actually results of disrupted sleep cycles. ***Tayag, Yasmin. “Humans Have Been Having the Same Nightmare for Thousands of Years.” Inverse, Inverse, 12 Mar. 2018, www.inverse.com/article/38619-what-causes-sleep-paralysis-science.
Sleep paralysis is different for many people but many people view it as a paranormal experience. Many people believe that different spirits and demons are trying to communicate or hurt them. People believe in many different types of spirits that could be trying to communicate with them in their sleep. some examples include the night hag, and shadow people. ***“Sleep Paralysis – Medical or Paranormal?” Tsem Rinpoche, 12 Oct. 2017, www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/sleep-paralysis-medical-or-paranormal.html.
The article starts by talking about how crazy the actual idea of sleep paralysis is. Many people think and feel like they are going to die. The mind is conscious while the body is asleep. You have no ability so move or speak during sleep paralysis. It often occurs while you are waking up or failing asleep. ***Peters, Brandon. “Frozen in Fear: What Are Facts, Symptoms, and Cure of Sleep Paralysis?” Verywell Health, www.verywell.com/what-is-sleep-paralysis-3014777.
Amanda shared her story on why she believes sleep paralysis is has a spiritual meaning. She talks about how she had to put her cat to sleep and she "lost the will to live." She said she was consciously awake but could not move her body. She then felt a weight on her, almost like a person. She believes that it was a guardian angle. ***“What Are Some Spiritual Connections/Meanings to Sleep Paralysis?” Mystic Banana - New Age Spirituality Magazine, www.mysticbanana.com/what-are-some-spiritual-connectionsmeanings-to-sleep-paralysis.html.
The article states that sleep paralysis is the feeling of consciousness but being unable to move. When a person remains consciously awake while their body falls asleep they might experience sleep paralysis. Sleep paralysis can be caused by many things but a few causes are sleep deprivation, depression or bipolar disorder, and substance abuse. Some people have to take anti depressants to help with their sleep paralysis but for most people its just a one time experience.***“Sleep Paralysis.” WebMD, WebMD, www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/guide/sleep-paralysis#2.