Brain Awareness Video Contest

Inside the Nightmare: Sleep Paralysis

  • Published9 Oct 2018
  • Reviewed9 Oct 2018
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  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

While you dream, your body is temporarily paralyzed. This stops you from acting out your dreams and potentially injuring yourself. But sometimes this inability to move persists even after youve woken up, giving rise to the terrible nightmares of sleep paralysis. Disclaimer: This animated video contains images that may be scary for younger audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.

This video is from the 2018 Brain Awareness Video Contest.

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