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I’ve heard it’s bad to wake someone up with sleep paralysis because it’s very damaging. Is this true?
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I’ve heard it’s bad to wake someone up with sleep paralysis because it’s very damaging. Is this true?
i don't think so. i think that rule only applies to sleepwalking?
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the don't wake up from sleepwalking is apparently a bit of a myth, (info from QI here, not wikipedia!)
sleepwalkers are more likely to damage themselves ...so better to wake

however sleep paralysis exists in deep sleep , amongst other things, so that the cereal-spinal fluid can be flushed, cleaned, de-cancerised etc (we seem to catch cancer approx 4 times per day, and the built-in human biology repairs finds and neutralise them all, mostly, most days)

but actually sleep science is still lacking full understanding, sleeping 'us' is an alternate 'us'. (according to JJJ radio Aussie podcasts from Dr. Karl - late nights on BBC Radio 5 "Up All Night" - well worth the effort, if you're not paralytic at 3am)
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^^^^ I thought so but my friends seemed to think it was harmful...
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(Original post by LuigiMario)
the don't wake up from sleepwalking is apparently a bit of a myth, (info from QI here, not wikipedia!)
sleepwalkers are more likely to damage themselves ...so better to wake

however sleep paralysis exists in deep sleep , amongst other things, so that the cereal-spinal fluid can be flushed, cleaned, de-cancerised etc (we seem to catch cancer approx 4 times per day, and the built-in human biology repairs finds and neutralise them all, mostly, most days)

but actually sleep science is still lacking full understanding, sleeping 'us' is an alternate 'us'. (according to JJJ radio Aussie podcasts from Dr. Karl - late nights on BBC Radio 5 "Up All Night" - well worth the effort, if you're not paralytic at 3am)
Thank you!!
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^^^^ I thought so but my friends seemed to think it was harmful...
It's impossible to wake someone up when they are already awake, what sleep paralysis is, is when your brain wakes up a few moments before your body wakes up ( your muscles haven't yet come from their sleep state) so you can't move, however your brain is becoming aware. It can be a little frightening but can't be harmful as your mind can play tricks on you in such a state.
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(Original post by JaseyB)
It's impossible to wake someone up when they are already awake, what sleep paralysis is, is when your brain wakes up a few moments before your body wakes up ( your muscles haven't yet come from their sleep state) so you can't move, however your brain is becoming aware. It can be a little frightening but can't be harmful as your mind can play tricks on you in such a state.
Yes, I've had sleep paralysis a few times and experienced some scary hallucinations with it. It can feel very real at the time.
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