A Neuroscientist Tried to Help Me Overcome My Sleep Paralysis

Photo: OcusFocus/Getty Images I am “scientifically interesting,” according to Baland Jalal, a fellow at the department of psychology at Harvard University and the Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute at the University of Cambridge. It’s rather concerning to be called such a thing by a neuroscientist, but he does have a point — because, almost every night, I wake up paralyzed. I have sleep paralysis, an often misunderstood condition that is associated with a disruption of REM sleep. My experience with it, other than the frequency with which it occurs, is fairly textbook. I’ll wake up — sometimes in the middle of the night, sometimes in the morning — completely unable to move. I can see my surroundings, so it’s not quite like being stuck in a dream; I just can’t…


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