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REM sleep correlates when we dream. Our eyes move back and forth, but our bodies remain still. This near-paralysis of muscles while dreaming is called REM-atonia and is lacking in people with REM sleep behaviour disorder.(Unsplash)

Researchers find how the brain paralyses you while you sleep

ANI, Tsukuba [japan]
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 02:35 PM IST
Researchers at the University of Tsukuba have found neurons in the brain that link, narcolepsy, cataplexy, and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behaviour disorder disorders and could provide a target for treatments.
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As many as one in five people experiences sleep paralysis, which may be triggered by sleep deprivation, and is more frequent in psychiatric conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
As many as one in five people experiences sleep paralysis, which may be triggered by sleep deprivation, and is more frequent in psychiatric conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Meditation-relaxation therapy might treat sleep paralysis: Study

By Asian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma | Cambridge [United Kingdom]
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 07:57 PM IST
Sleep paralysis is a condition thought to explain a number of mysterious experiences including alleged cases of alien abduction and demonic night-time visits.
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The team recruited 1,034 lay people from 35 countries via a crowdsourcing platform online and asked them if they’d ever had a near-death experience.(Unsplash)
The team recruited 1,034 lay people from 35 countries via a crowdsourcing platform online and asked them if they’d ever had a near-death experience.(Unsplash)

10% of people have near-death experiences

By Asian News International | Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2019 11:18 AM IST
These near-death experiences (NDEs) are equally as common in people who are not in imminent danger of death as in those who have experienced truly life-threatening situations such as heart attacks, car crashes, near drowning or combat situations.
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