Isolated Sleep Paralysis: Fear, Prevention, and Disruption

  title={Isolated Sleep Paralysis: Fear, Prevention, and Disruption},
  author={B. Sharpless and J. L. Grom},
  journal={Behavioral Sleep Medicine},
  pages={134 - 139}
Objectives: Relatively little is known about isolated sleep paralysis (ISP), and no empirically supported treatments are available. This study aims to determine: the clinical impact of ISP, the techniques used to prevent or disrupt ISP, and the effectiveness of these techniques. Method: 156 undergraduates were assessed with lifetime ISP using a clinical interview. Results: 75.64% experienced fear during ISP, and 15.38% experienced clinically significant distress/interference, while 19.23… Expand
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