Definition of Sleep paralysis

1. Noun. The normal paralysis of the body that occurs during REM sleep. ¹

2. Noun. A situation where a person is not fully awake, and although conscious of their surroundings, unable to move or speak, often accompanied by feelings of terror. ¹

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Medical Definition of Sleep paralysis

1. A condition that occurs in REM stage sleep. There is no movement of the skeletal muscles in this stage of sleep. See: REM stage sleep. (27 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sleep Paralysis

sleep disorders
sleep dissociation
sleep drunkenness
sleep epilepsy
sleep in
sleep late
sleep like a baby
sleep like a log
sleep mask
sleep mode
sleep off
sleep on
sleep on it
sleep out
sleep over
sleep paralysis (current term)
sleep phase delay syndrome
sleep schedule
sleep spindle
sleep stages
sleep talking
sleep terror
sleep terror disorder
sleep tight
sleep under the same bridge
sleep with the fishes

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