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Meditation-relaxation therapy may help treat sleep paralysis

The University of Cambridge found that sleep paralysis could be treated using an a technique of meditation-relaxation.

Meditation-relaxation therapy empowers and teaches patients to follow four steps during a sleep paralysis episode:

1) Reframing the meaning of the attack (normalizing the experience)

2) Psychological and emotional distancing – reminding that there is no reason to worry and be afraid, and that fear and worry will only make it worse

3) Inner focus meditation – focusing their attention on their feelings and something positive, such as a happy memory, event, prayer or affirmation)

4) Muscle relaxation to relax their muscles and to breathe

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/08/200812094900.htm

Meditation-relaxation therapy may help treat sleep paralysis

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