30+ Interesting Facts About Sleep That You Definitely Didn’t Know

Sleep Paralysis

#23 Sleep Paralysis

Sleep paralysis is essentially the opposite of hypnagogic jerks, where all the muscles responsible for breathing (except the diaphragm) are paralysed. It is basically a disconnection between the brain and the body and may last from a few seconds to several minutes.

Some people have reported feeling choked while still in bed, while others woke up to a feeling of a giant animal sitting on their chest.

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