Sleep paralysis and hallucinations before sleeping may be linked to depression

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jun 8, 2018, 5:13 pm IST
Updated Jun 8, 2018, 5:13 pm IST
While these conditions are considered harmless and rare, people who have them experience a lot of distress.
The degree to which people report them show severity of depression (Photo: AFP)
 The degree to which people report them show severity of depression (Photo: AFP)

Trouble while sleeping is certainly not a good sign and it can take a toll on a person’s overall well being. But such disorders can also be a sign of something much more damaging.

A new study has linked sleep paralysis and hallucinations before sleeping with depression. While these conditions are considered harmless and rare, people who have them experience a lot of distress.

 

Sleep paralysis is the inability to move or speak upon waking up and hallucinations occur a short while before a person nods off. The degree to which people report these issues can indicate how severe symptoms of depression are.





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