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  Life   Health  08 Jun 2018  Sleep paralysis or hallucinations before nodding off may indicate depression

Sleep paralysis or hallucinations before nodding off may indicate depression

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Jun 8, 2018, 5:13 pm IST
Updated : Jun 8, 2018, 5:13 pm IST

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 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.

Tags: health, sleep paralysis, hallucinations, depression