In "The Book of Imaginary Beings," Jorge Luis Borges describes a Chinese myth in which reality and the world beyond the mirror are separated by an uneasy truce. When that truce inevitably breaks, the strange denizens of the specular world will spill back into our own -- and a gleaming fish of unnatural color will be the first to break through the looking glass. The experience of sleep paralysis is very much like a glimpse of that portentous fish. It distorts the line between the world of unconscious dreaming and our conscious experience of reality. Because, indeed, there's a biological truce between sleep and wakefulness. Our most vividly remembered dreams occur during the depths of rapid-eye movement REM sleep. Bland re-enactments of daily life, surreal fantasies, erotic trysts and unspeakable horrors -- it all goes down in this unconscious shadow realm.
Why does sleep paralysis occur?
Sleep paralysis is a state, during waking up or falling asleep , in which a person is aware but unable to move or speak. The condition may occur in those who are otherwise healthy or those with narcolepsy , or it may run in families as a result of specific genetic changes. Treatment options for sleep paralysis have been poorly studied.
Historic treatments included bloodletting and shaving the head. Science can now explain the disorder, but it is still a frightening experience. Words by Sarah Jaffray 11 May Regular bouts of sleep paralysis can be a symptom of conditions like narcolepsy or PTSD, but sometimes these conditions do not provoke sleep paralysis at all. Random occurrences of sleep paralysis typically stem from periods marked by lack of sleep, medical or anaesthetic error or high levels of stress. Sleep paralysis is relatively easy to explain and is generally not a serious condition.
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