Sleep Paralysis (cont.)
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How is sleep paralysis diagnosed?
If you find yourself unable to move or speak for a few seconds or minutes when falling asleep or waking up, then it is likely you have isolated recurrent sleep paralysis. Often there is no need to treat this condition. However, check with your doctor if you have any of these concerns:
Your doctor may want to gather more information about your sleep health by doing any of these things:
How is sleep paralysis treated?
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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:
Reviewed on 3/19/2012
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