About Sleep Paralysis...

Sleep Paralysis is a common sleep disorder, yet often one of the most frightening. Sleep paralysis occurs when we wake up mentally—only to discover that our bodies still are “asleep”—and we can’t move!

To make matters even more confusing, our awakening from REM sleep typically is only partial. This means we tend to have long and confusing dreams about being paralyzed, and, because we feel vulnerable, we often dream of being attacked.

But we can’t move, nor can we cry out for help!

Sound familiar? Then read on. You’ll soon learn that you aren’t alone.

Sleep paralysis examples

phantom of the night
can't wake up
can't hit!
REM paralysis
can't move
stuck in the position

need my REM!
haunted by a ghost


For more information on this topic

The National Sleep Foundation

Night Terrors Resource Center

Narcolepsy Network

Recommended books on this topic

The Promise of Sleep

The Sleep Rx: 75 Proven Ways to Get a Good Night’s Sleep