Eli5: how and why does sleep paralysis happen?


Like how the hell does your brain conjur up demons

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Waking up from a period of REM sleep can result in sleep paralysis or atonia and how the same period of REM sleep can also result in vivid dreams which when we wake up appear to have locked our limbs in place. https://youtu.be/M88Pwwv3M8k

The why is because if you didn’t have sleep paralysis then when you ran in your dream you could very well be “running” in your bed–likely with bad results. While humans can have some tics while dreaming, dogs seem to have it more commonly (or maybe it isn’t talked about as much in humans). I’ve seen several dogs that “ran” in their sleep.