Freaky Sleep Paralysis: Being Awake in Your Nightmares

New research suggests that a common, but frightening, condition known as sleep paralysis is akin to being awake in your dreams.

You wake up, but you can’t move a muscle. Lying in bed, you’re totally conscious, and you realize that strange things are happening. There’s a crushing weight on your chest that’s humanoid. And it’s evil.

You’ve awakened into the dream world.

This is not the conceit for a new horror movie starring a ragged middle-aged Freddie Prinze Jr., it’s a standard description of the experience of a real medical condition: sleep ... Full Story »

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