Overcoming The Body Can’t Move When Sleeping?
Greetings doctor. Doctors lately I experience more and more incidents such as being unable to move when I wake up. But this incident often occurs in the morning when I’m on the feeder bus. Incidentally, the distance between my house and office is quite far (about 2-3 hours each way), where I use the feeder bus as the transportation. Almost every day I wake up at 4 am, after getting ready, at 5 I take the feeder bus near the house. Usually after that I fall asleep for about 30-40 minutes – wake up (to pay :)), – and then fall asleep again. In this second phase of sleep I often experience this symptom. What I think is a bit worse is the last time, where until I was woken up, I heard a voice that woke me up and felt my shoulder touched, but I couldn’t move. How to solve this doctor? thank you
Hello Mira Sunu, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
Actually, sleep paralysis is a sleep disorder, because the body is unable to control voluntary muscles / which can be controlled consciously during sleep onset or during waking up at night or in the morning. So that actually someone with sleep paralysis sleep disorders can occur such as the body feels unable to move / is still in control of sleep, but the eye condition is awake from sleep.
The stages of sleep are divided into two, namely the Non REM (Rapid Eye Movement) and REM phases. In the Non REM phase / deepest sleep phase, the highest electrical pattern occurs in the brain, namely delta waves, almost 75-80 percent of sleep time, consisting of the NREM phase. The benefit of NREM itself for the brain is that it helps in sending short-term to long-term memory, functions in the body's growth by releasing growth hormone which is useful for repairing damaged body cells and for reproductive organs.
Meanwhile, the benefits of REM sleep have yet to be proven in research. In the REM phase there is a phase where dreams seem to be experienced by the body, although dreams also occur in the NREM phase. Sleep paralysis itself occurs between the jumps in the sleep phase, namely from the dream / REM phase suddenly awakens immediately. At this stage the brain is fully conscious, while the body is still under the influence of the dream state (REM) sleep state. So that the eyes will be awake and aware of the surrounding environment, while the body still cannot move because it is still in a state of sleep.
The causes of sleep paralysis include: staying up late, too tired, lack of sleep, stress and also the influence of drugs. If sleep paralysis is happening then what you should do is:
do not panic try to take a deep breath so that the body can relax and feel paralyzed little by little. try doing simple movements such as moving your fingers, tongue or lips so that your body can consciously move itself. and stay focused on moving your eyes, so that your level of awareness will improve. If the complaint you feel occurs at least once a week in less than 6 months, then it is time for you to see a doctor, so that an examination is done and the cause of your complaint is known.
A little information from us, hope it helps, thank you.