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Feel paralyzed when sleeping

I wake up and am falling asleep again and I feel a "trance" coming over me like I can't move, speak, open my eyes or close them, but I can think freely. I wait for it to be over quickly, and it only lasts 10-30 or 40 seconds. What can I do for this to not occur again?
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replied February 17th, 2010
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Its called Sleep paralysis. Im not sure what can be done for that..Look it up on google or search for it on here..
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replied February 24th, 2010
it happened to me, too, then I tried meditation before going to bed. Just 5-10 mins. it helped Smile
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