Night-mares, Nocebos, and the Mind-body Connection
Author: Shelley R. Adler
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Category: Health & Fitness
Sleep Paralysis explores a distinctive form of nocturnal fright: the "night-mare," or incubus. In its original meaning a night-mare was the nocturnal visit of an evil being that threatened to press the life out of its victim. Today, it is known as sleep paralysis-a state of consciousness between sleep and wakefulness, when you are unable to move or speak and may experience vivid and often frightening hallucinations. Culture, history, and biology intersect to produce this terrifying sleep phenomenon. Although a relatively common experience across cultures, it is rarely recognized or understood in the contemporary United States. Shelley R. Adler's fifteen years of field and archival research focus on the ways in which night-mare attacks have been experienced and interpreted throughout history and across cultures and how, in a unique example of the effect of nocebo (placebo's evil twin), the combination of meaning and biology may result in sudden nocturnal death.
Historical, Psychological, and Medical Perspectives
Author: Brian Sharpless,Karl Doghramji
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Humans throughout history have described a peculiar state between wakefulness and sleep during which they are consciously aware of their surroundings, but physically paralyzed. Sleep paralysis is also commonly accompanied by high levels of fear, feelings of suffocation, and hallucinations (i.e., waking dreams). Early interpretations of this event were that it was an actual attack by malevolent and supernatural entities such as demons, ghosts, or witches. Some of these beliefs persist to the present day in the form of nocturnal visitations by extraterrestrials and shadow people. Sleep Paralysis: Historical, Psychological, and Medical Perspectives offers the first comprehensive examination of sleep paralysis from scientific and cultural perspectives. Drs. Brian Sharpless and Karl Doghramji synthesize the many literatures while providing practical guidance for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep paralysis. Included are medication suggestions and a new psychotherapy manual for mental health professionals. The result is a volume that illuminates the cultural, medical, and intellectual importance of this understudied phenomenon.
A Guide to Hypnagogic Visions & Visitors of the Night
Author: Ryan Hurd
Publisher: Hyena Press
Category: Sleep paralysis
Experienced by millions as supernatural assault, isolated sleep paralysis (ISP) feels like being awake and aware in bed as someone - or something - holds you down. These sensations are sometimes accompanied by frightening and realistic hallucinations. In this book these encounters with ghosts, vampires - and even succubi - are honored afresh from the perspective of contemporary dream science. Although terrifying, ISP visions can also be a reliable portal to other extraordinary states, including lucid dreaming, out-of-body experiences and otherworldly journeys.
What It Is and How to Stop It
Author: Chris White
Category: Health & Fitness
Sleep paralysis is a phenomenon in which people, either upon falling asleep or awakening, temporarily experience the inability to move, and it is often associated with terrifying sensations. Sleep paralysis is known by many names across the world including "Old Hag Syndrome" in the west. Some claims it is caused by "Shadow People," "Hat Man," or various evil spiritual beings like demons. Some but not all cases of "alien abductions" or incubus and succubus attacks (spiritual rape) can be chalked up to a severe sleep paralysis episode. The author of this book claims to know how to do something that most sleep scientists say is impossible: to stop sleep paralysis for good. Chris White has helped thousands of people stop sleep paralysis through his nonprofit websites and videos, and has conducted one of the largest surveys ever done on the subject. This book is intended to be an overview of what sleep paralysis is, what causes it, and a detailed explanation of how to stop it. It also contains many personal accounts from people who have stopped sleep paralysis using the methods described by the author. "What you showed me worked." - Jonathan S. "The experiences have now ceased." - Douglas J. "You cured my sleep paralysis." Mike B. "It has not returned to this day! Thank You." Joseph S.
Author: Michael Beloved
A short to-the-point paper on the psychic cause of sleep paralysis, how to manage it and decrease incidences. The relationship between sleep paralysis and astral projection is explained. The methods of decreasing the incidences of sleep paralysis, increasing dream recall and being objectively conscious during astral projections is described. The most revealing part of this paper is the author's description of his sleep paralysis states and what he did to contain these, get out of these and cause his psychic self to separated from and to fuse into the physical body without an incidence.
Author: Fiona Hutton
Publisher: Paragon Publishing
Category: Health & Fitness
Most people have probably heard of some sleep disorders, such as nightmares, sleep walking, and insomnia. However there are many other sleep conditions that are not well known or widely discussed. Sleep Paralysis is one of those and it can affect people’s everyday lives. There are no clear statistics showing the percentage of the population who have Sleep Paralysis and there is even less information out there that can tell us why some people have this frightening problem. This book describes the symptoms of Sleep Paralysis, current and possible actions to prevent or stop it. The strategies described by the author are designed to be of support and to suggest new ideas to anyone who suffers from Sleep Paralysis, or knows someone else who does.
Track Your Symptoms, Spot Your Triggers, Specialised Sleep Paralysis Journal (Track Incubus, Vestibular Motor Sensations And Other Symptoms, Mood & Energy, Anxiety, Sleep Log, And More!) (8.5x11 Size)
SLEEP PARALYSIS JOURNAL this specialised specifically made journal is perfect for tracking your symptoms, logging your sleep, spotting triggers and taking to doctors/therapist with you. Use this journal to make lifestyle changes, track your medications, sleep paralysis episodes and specific symptoms (we have made a check list) and it is easy to customise with blank worksheets you can fill in and plenty of journal pages! SLEEP PARALYSIS TRACKER track your triggers and overall sleep paralysis symptoms and triggers throughout the week. This includes medication, exercise, caffeine consumption, illness, jetlag, anxiety and more. SLEEP PARALYSIS SYMPTOM LOG track all your specific sleep paralysis episode symptoms, such has shadowy figures, fear, feelings of falling, pressure on chest, and many many more. There are also blank spots you can customise with your specific symptoms. SLEEP LOG track your sleep duration and times throughout the week with notes for improving sleep hygiene. MOOD VS ENERGY TRACKER track your overall energy levels and mood throughout the week and keep notes below. JOURNAL PAGES plenty of lined journal pages to keep your notes and use this as a diary. BEAUTIFUL DESIGN with 120 pages and a beautiful high quality glossy cover with white paper. This is the 8.5"x11" size journal, please see my other books for other designs and sizes of this book!
Author: Patrick Lacey
Sleep Paralysis: A transitional state between wakefulness and sleep, accompanied by powerful hallucinations and muscle weakness, preventing one from moving. A website that specializes in suffering. A basement filled with secrets and bones. An apartment housing more than just ghosts. These are the stories that stay with you long after you've read them. These are the things that visit your dreams. And nightmares ...
Basic Science, Technical Considerations, and Clinical Aspects
Author: Sudhansu Chokroverty
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Dr. Sudhansu Chokroverty—a world-recognized expert in sleep medicine—presents the third edition of Sleep Disorders Medicine for the latest developments in this rapidly expanding specialty, with coverage of neuroscience and clinical application. In addition to summarizing basic science and important technological aspects of diagnosis and treatment, this edition presents new chapters—on sleep and memory consolidation, neuroimaging, and more—in a color layout that makes it easy to access the latest advances in the field. The text’s manageable size and logical, multi-disciplinary approach make it the right choice for newcomers and experienced clinicians alike. Covers all aspects of sleep medicine in a practical, logical format divided into three sections: the basic science of sleep physiology, neuroanatomy, and biochemistry; the technical methods of recording; and a clinical approach to patients with sleep complaints. Represents the breadth of knowledge across disciplines through the contributions of 50 prominent names in the field of sleep medicine. Provides a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and management of sleep disorders with coverage of related fields such as pulmonology, otolaryngology, and psychiatry. Includes a Glossary of Terms adapted from the American Sleep Disorders Association for quick reference to the sleep terminology used throughout the text. Demonstrates how recent basic science advances affect clinical medicine through new chapters on Sleep Deprivation and Sleepiness; Sleep and Memory Consolidation; Neuroimaging in Sleep and Sleep Disorders; Nutrition and Sleep; Nature and Treatment of Insomnia; Evolution of Sleep from Birth through Adolescence; Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Children and Women’s Sleep. Improves on the clarity and consistency of the text with a new, completely redrawn art program, including full-color illustrations in the clinical section that enhances diagnostic material.