Sleep Paralysis - Treatment

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How is sleep paralysis treated?

Most people need no treatment for sleep paralysis. Treating any underlying conditions such as narcolepsy may help if you are anxious or unable to sleep well. These treatments may include the following:

  • improving sleep habits -- such as making sure you get six to eight hours of sleep each night
  • using antidepressant medication to help regulate sleep cycles
  • treating any mental health problems that may contribute to sleep paralysis
  • treating any other sleep disorders, such as narcolepsy or leg cramps
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Comment from: The Avenger, 7-12 Male (Caregiver) Published: June 10

If you in sleep paralysis, try to wiggle your toes, this will send a massage to you brain to wake the muscles so you can move again.

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Comment from: Mr B, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: December 02

I have suffered from sleep paralysis for over 25 years. It started once a month for about 10 years, to weekly, however for the last year I suffer every day. It always happens if I fall asleep on the sofa or similar and rarely in my bed. I can hear everything that's going on around me and I can force myself out of it but only for a second before I fall back into it. Eventually if I jump up it is over but it's very embarrassing if in public, like on the beach or on an airplane. I have never got used to it, it is very traumatic for others to witness also. I wish there was a cure.

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