Sleep paralysis is one of the most horrifying experiences in life, because we feel awake but can’t believe what is happening to us. It occurs during one of two transitions in the sleep cycle, wakefulness and sleep.
Sleep paralysis is a feeling of being conscious but unable to move or speak for a few seconds up to a few minutes. Some people may also feel pressure or a sense of choking.
It is actually a biological event and there is nothing to be worried about. It’s an interruption in the brain’s chemical soup as we shift from sleep to wakefulness. Researchers conclude, in most times, sleep paralysis is just a sign that your body is not moving smoothly through the stages of sleep.
Frequent sleep paralysis can be prevented by attending to lifestyle choices, but making new habits can take time.
An easy way to stop these nightmares is to do some controlled breathing. Simply draw your breath in at a normal rate, and exhale fully, using all of your lung capacity. This simple exercise will give you a peaceful sleep and then you will wake up without any trouble.