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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   since one year, i have experienced many sleep paralysis attack, i was diagnosed as hypnagogia, i'm suffering from sleep paralysis about 3 times per week, is there any treatment to get rid of this attacks??
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   there is a treatement
User :   what is it?? please
Doctor :   There are lot of tips to avoid sleep paralysis
Doctor :   there are lot triggers to avoid it
User :   such what??
Doctor :   riggers could be things in your life you have no control over, like stress, environment, even your dreams. Keep a journal of your episode of paralysis, tracking details of the experience, the time, your sleep pattern, sleeping position, mental/emotional state before and after you were paralyzed, and if you were paralyzed while falling asleep or upon waking up.
Doctor :   This can all be useful information, especially if you decide to see a doctor about the condition.
User :   thank you
Doctor :   The ideal way to cope with sleep paralysis is not to have it at all, and establishing your personal triggers and working to avoid them will appreciably lessen the chance of experiencing sleep paralysis. For example, if you have sleep paralysis every time you sleep on your back, try sleeping on your side or stomach. If your sleep paralysis happens whenever you work overtime, try to avoid overtime. It's simple and effective.
Doctor :   Sleep patterns have a drastic effect on sleep paralysis. Keeping a regular healthy sleep pattern and getting enough sleep can reduce likelihood of sleep paralysis episodes. Aim to get 8-10 hours of sleep every night at the same time of night every night.
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