3. How is it diagnosed?
Sleep paralysis can be diagnosed by a doctor, but usually there will be no official medical treatment offered. If you find that you are unable to speak or move for at least a few seconds when you’re about to fall asleep or in the process of waking up, then you have experience sleep paralysis.
The only reason you should be concerned about sleep paralysis is if it makes you feel anxious, or if your symptoms stop you from sleeping and keep you tired during the day. At this point, your doctor will be interested in exploring your symptoms further and looking into what can be done to reduce these symptoms.
If you have particularly bad experiences, your doctor might ask you to participate in sleep studies to ensure that you are not suffering from another sleep disorder.