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    Falling asleep and paralyzed.
    techpro12 posted:
    Occasionally when falling asleep I will become paralyzed in a state where my body is asleep but my mind is awake. It takes 10 or more seconds to try and wake up. It's a very uncomfortable feeling. Sometimes it involves the out of body feeling. For example, I'll feel as if my body is floating, or I'm lifting my arm, and once I was seeing a part of the room that I wasn't facing. I've never felt pain like someone laying on me.
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    Byroney_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Dear tachpro12,

    Have you seen a sleep disorders specialist? If you do have Sleep Paralysis , an expert can diagnose it and work with you on a treatment plan.

    Yours in health,


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