Most Montrealers complain they do not get enough sleep. Yet, sleep affects our physical and mental health. Not having enough sleep affects our mood, our stamina, our home-life and career, and our social relationships.
Sleep is an important human function which is essential for good physical health and good mental health even though sleep is so important many Montrealers take sleeping for granted. They either sleep too much or more often than not, sleep less than is recommended for good health. Montrealers will catnap rather than sleep, burn the midnight oil studying, play on the computer, or just insist that they are too busy to sleep.
Conditions that affect sleep, our health, and mental health include such topics as sleep paralysis also known as dream paralysis. For help in the Montreal area for sleep disorders in Montreal click here:
Mount Sinai Hospital Sleep Center
Montreal Sleep Clinic
Sleep Paralysis: Causes and Treatment for Dream Paralysis
We have looked at the medical theory for sleep paralysis and now we will look at some other
theories about the causes of dream paralysis.
The theory of astral travel as it relates to sleep paralysis purports that when the body travels to another astral plane, the soul, which should go with the body to this other realm, is somehow trapped in the body and it is at this precise point that the worldly and other worthy forces unite and are seen by the dreamer. These forces prevent the soul from traveling to the other astral plane.
In conjunction with the astral travel theory there is the theory that the mind has already separated from the body, but has not yet entered the astral plane and when sleep paralysis occurs, it is still in the etheric stage (not yet in astral travel).
Treatment for sleep paralysis
Doctors often treat night paralysis the same way they would with narcolepsy patients. The brain chemical Hypocretin (hi-po-KREET-in) is believed to be responsible for narcolepsy and so the doctors will prescribe medications and suggest lifestyle changes such as proper amounts of sleep, diet, exercise and cessation of drugs and alcohol.
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