Sleep paralysis has been frightening people for centuries.
"Each day that passes, I am able to gain more control over what happens within my episodes."
It was an ordinary night, but Salma, a 20-year-old student at The American University in Cairo, had a particularly frightening
Many of those afflicted with sleep paralysis report the perceived presence of a human figure at the bedside, often described as dark, like a ghost or a shadow. Understandably, this experience in the middle of the night, as you come out of sleep, can be downright terrifying.
Adjusting to narcolepsy in law school wasn't easy. The treatments improved my symptoms but did not erase them. A few months after the diagnosis, I reached an all-time low, realizing narcolepsy was a serious illness I would face every day of my life. There was no cure.
Standard TreatmentsSleep paralysis often occurs when a person becomes overly tired or has had his sleep patterns disturbed