Are there any cures for Sleep Paralysis?

At this time, it is not known if Sleep Paralysis can be cured, however you can take steps to avoid an episode occuring.

What can you suggest to help me avoid an episode of Sleep Paralysis?

  • Keep to a regular schedule. Go to bed and get up at regular times. Eat your meals at regular times.
  • Get some exercise, although not too close to bedtime.
  • Avoid sleep deprivation – make sure you get enough sleep.
  • Find ways to reduce stress in your life.
  • Try to avoid sleeping on your back.
  • Know that you are not alone – there are many other sufferers alongside you.
  • Finally, relax! You are not dying, you are not going insane. Sleep Paralysis is not known to be harmful.

Are there any books about Sleep Paralysis that I can read?

The book “The Terror That Comes In The Night”, written by David Hufford, discusses in detail the phenomena of sleep paralysis and a less common side-effect, hallucinations.

What do the Sleep Paralysis Information Service do?

In time, the Sleep Paralysis Information Service would like to work to bring Sleep Paralysis into the public eye, and in doing so help “those that can” to work towards proper diagnosis of the condition, and eventually a certain cure to help those that find episodes frightening, and a cure for those that dread sleep.

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