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Exploring the Potential Causes of Sleep Paralysis

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Woman undergoing electroencephalography to study brain activity while asleep.
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Man wired up to participate in sleep study.
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Reviewing sleep paralysis


Woman sleeping in bed.
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Age, gender, and ethnicity


Farm kids sleeping on green hay bales.
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Location, wealth, and morning meals


Hand with cigarette and glass of red wine.
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Alcohol and smoking


Traumatized kid holding teddy bear face brick wall.
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Stress and trauma


Family outside having fun, mother, father, and son.
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Is sleep paralysis hereditary?


Anorexic woman sitting on bed anxious to sleep, scared of sleep paralysis.
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Physical and mental health


Imaginative man in toy car, with drawn rocket a space on wall.
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Imagination and intelligence


Nightmare, old car driving on road of water up to dark creepy cabin.
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Sleep issues that influence sleep paralysis


Man sleeping on his back.
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Sleep duration and sleep position


Woman meditating before bed.
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Sleep paralysis solutions


Martin Reed

Martin Reed

@insomniacoach

Martin is the creator of Insomnia Coach, an eight-week course that combines online sleep education with individual sleep coaching. His course helps clients improve their sleep so they can enjoy a better life with more energy and start each day feeling happy, healthy, rested, and refreshed. Martin also runs a free sleep training course that has helped over 5,000 insomniacs. He holds a master’s degree in health and wellness education and studied clinical sleep health at the University of Delaware.