John Carter's Mysteries and Beliefs Show

Sleep Paralysis

March 06, 2022 John Carter
John Carter's Mysteries and Beliefs Show
Sleep Paralysis
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Show Notes

Episode 65:  Sleep Paralysis

In this episode, Lisa and I give our opinions of Sleep Paralysis.   

Many people have or will experience sleep paralysis at some point in their life.

The neurotransmitters gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and glycine paralysis the body during REM sleep by 'switching off the cells in the brain that allow your muscles fire.

These episodes last anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes, but to you, it may feel much longer.

All though sleep paralysis is not dangerous or a serious condition, you should investigate what may be the root cause, if the episodes are frequent, seek treatment.

Some of the main causes of sleep paralysis,

  • Lack of sleep.
  • Change in Sleep schedule.
  • Mental conditions like stress or bipolar disorder.
  • Sleeping on the back.
  • Narcolepsy.
  • ADHD medications.
  • Drugs or substance abuse.

BUT!!!  In some cultures, and with Paranormal enthusiasts, there must be a more sinister cause of sleep paralysis.

Some believe that it’s a witch or demon sitting on you holding you down while you’re sleeping.

Some even think they have been abducted by aliens.

What are your thoughts?  Have you had or do you practice Astral projecting?   Share it with us at or leave a comment on Instagram, youtube, or on whichever platform you listen on.

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