2. What are the differences between the two types of paralysis?
The obvious differences between predormital and postdormital sleep paralysis is the circumstances in which they occur, but there are other differences.
Let’s take a look at pre-dormital sleep paralysis, for instance. When this occurs, you probably don’t even notice it happens. Your brain is so tired that you won’t even consider trying to move, meaning it might have happened to you before without even noticing.
With post-dormital sleep paralysis, you will experience the effect during REM sleep. This is ‘Rapid Eye Movement’ sleep, and during this part of your sleep, it is possible for your brain to become active and for you to essentially become awake. At this point, you will notice that you cannot move or speak.