Disease Information for Sleep paralysis

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Cataplexy-like attacks
Sleep disturbance
Nocturnal awakenings Events Phenomenon
Diagnostic Test Results
Other Tests & Procedures
Test/Sleep Study Abnormal
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Hypokalemic periodic paralysis
Associated Disease & Complications
Sleep paralysis
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Dysomnia/hypersomnias (ex)
Process
PROCESS/Vegetative-Autonomic/Endocrine (category)
Definition

A common condition characterized by transient partial or total paralysis of skeletal muscles and areflexia that occurs upon awakening from sleep or less often while falling asleep. Stimuli such as touch or sound may terminate the episode, which usually has a duration of seconds to minutes. This condition may occur in normal subjects or be associated with NARCOLEPSY; CATAPLEXY; and hypogogic HALLUCINATIONS. The pathophysiology of this condition is closely related to the normal hypotonia that occur during REM sleep. (From Adv Neurol 1995;67:245-271)

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