What to do if you have tortured nightmares
According to statistics, 20-60% of the world's population suffers from paroxysmal manifestation of this disease several times in their entire life. Some of them sleep paralysis can "visit" every day.
What is sleep paralysis
Sleep paralysis is a rather strange phenomenon at the level of a person's psychoemotional state. A patient suffering from this ailment can wake up 1-2 times a night in a daze, lie with his eyes open and not be able to move; It seems that someone is near and closely watching all the movements.
Sleep paralysis often occurs in the phase of fast sleep, that is, the transition from wakefulness to sleep, when the brain gradually begins to shut down, the body becomes softened and wadded, and the person begins to "fall into" sleep. In this period of time sleep paralysis and can "seem in all its glory." You will open your eyes and with horror you will understand that you can not move or speak. The condition that the person is experiencing at this moment is simply horrendous.
Symptoms and signs of the disease
The symptomatology of sleepy paralysis is in certain sensations that a person experiences at the time of awakening:
- a sense of fear;
- the feeling of impending death;
- fear of noise;
- Fear of moving;
- the sensation of someone/something by an outsider;
- heaviness and chest pain;
- noise and ringing in the ears;
Signs of sleep paralysis for the first time a person can feel in adolescence, when the children notice a change in the hormonal background and the restructuring of the entire body. In adults, however, the disease can manifest itself in the same way, regardless of gender. In addition, speaking about the hereditary predisposition, the scientists could not prove or deny such a fact. That is, of course, if in your family someone had symptoms of sleepy paralysis, then most likely, sooner or later they will overtake you. In what form it depends on your body.
Symptoms of carotid paralysis may also manifest themselves for other reasons:
- use of medicines;
- prolonged use of antidepressants;
- change the sleep mode;
- lack of sleep;
- sleep on the back;
- an overabundance of mental activity;
Diagnosis and treatment of carotid paralysis
If you have these signs of sleep paralysis, you should seek professional help from a specialist. The first thing you should note for yourself is the presence of disease in your body. Sleep paralysis sometimes acts as the main symptom of other disorders of the nervous system. The periodicity of this disease can indicate depression, mental disorder.
When you come to see a doctor, do not hesitate to tell us about the problem that you have. In turn, the doctor will give his recommendations and conduct some tests that will help to identify the underlying causes of the disease.
1. The doctor will recommend that you create a notebook diary, where you will have to record all the sensations after awakening.
2. You will need to collect an anamnesis of the family by providing the doctor with medical records with the history of each individual's illnesses. This is necessary for the doctor to differentiate the disease as a genetic heredity, if such is inherent in your family.
3. The doctor will conduct research on special equipment that will show violations of day and/or night sleep.
The treatment for carotid paralysis will be to identify mental disorders and their competent healing. Otherwise, you will need to adjust the sleep cycles yourself or with medication.
1. Night sleep should take 6-8 hours a day.
2. Sleep and wakefulness should begin and end at the same time. So the body will be easier to get used to when it's time to go to bed, and when to get up.
3. Appointment of drugs that will help regulate sleep.
4. To exclude food for the night (the last reception should be 3-4 hours before going to bed). This is a very important point, since often night wakefulness is associated with overeating and heaviness in the gastrointestinal tract.
5. In the presence of convulsions, use vitamins with a content of potassium and magnesium.
Folk remedies and prevention
In order to sleep peacefully, you should follow a few simple rules that will greatly help you in the treatment of sleep paralysis:
- for 60-90 minutes before going to bed, take a relaxing bath. Well suited are such herbs as valerian, chamomile, oak bark, turn (2 tablespoons per 0.5 liters of boiling water, insist 30-40 minutes);
- while in bed, drink tea from lemon balm and mint (1 tsp for 200 ml of boiling water);
- Milk with honey can also be drunk in the evening, but it is better for 2-4 hours before sleep;
- Observe the temperature in the bedroom, optimally 16-18 degrees;
- Observe the humidity in the bedroom, optimally 50-70%;
- Take the rule of walking on foot before going to bed. This will significantly improve the quality and duration of sleep;
- exclude caffeine in the afternoon (after 16:00), observe the body's water balance (1.5-2 liters of water per day).
Compliance with preventive measures to prevent sleep paralysis is in the right way of life and the resolution of conflict situations "here and now." In order to avoid the severe consequences of this disease, which, first of all, affect the quality of life, the mood, physical performance and mental activity, you need to be able to solve the troubles. Then you will not be tormented by nightmares and awakenings in a stupor and impossibility to say a word.
Finally, I want to note that all our problems that spoil the physical and moral health of a person appear in the head. Thoughts are the germs of our future ailments, and sleepy paralysis is no exception.