Sleep Paralysis

Steve Love

Grammar — Advanced Level
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Sleep paralysis is a phenomenon in which an individual, either during falling asleep or awakening,    they temporarily experience an inability to move, speak, or react.
It is a transitional state between wakefulness and sleep where the subject    they are unable to move their muscles. People who experience sleep paralysis often    they experience terrifying hallucinations which they are unable to react to. They    hallucinations involving a person or supernatural creature terrifying them, accompanied by a feeling of pressure on their chest and difficulty breathing. Other subjects    they experience a hallucination type involving a home intruder accompanied by a feeling of dread.
One hypothesis    sleep paralysis is a result of disrupted REM sleep, which normally induces complete muscle numbness to prevent sleepers from acting out their dreams.


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. Have you ever experienced sleep paralysis? Describe your experience

  2. Do you remember a dream/nightmare you had recently? Describe what happened

  3. Have you ever tried to interpret your dreams? What do you think they mean?

  4. Discuss a time you were paralyzed with fear

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