What is the treatment for sleep paralysis?
There is no cure, but if you have sleep paralysis more than once a month, you should talk to your doctor about it. It would be worthwhile to get a sleep study done. It’s best if you sleep regularly, so go to bed at the same time and wake up at the same time every day. Sleep deprivation is also a significant trigger for sleep paralysis.
Also, don’t sleep on your back. 58% of sleep paralysis happens while in that position. It’s wise to avoid alcohol and heavy meals before bed. There are other things to be done to prepare yourself mentally.
Try reminding yourself, “This isn’t real; it’s sleep paralysis.” Sometimes just realizing this can make it stop. Change your breathing. Exhaling forcefully or even coughing can help snap you out of it.
Try to relax. Calm down. Remember that you are in control, and it is your mind playing games on you. Note that it is not going to harm you in any way. And last, make sure you do journaling before bed, write out your thoughts, and add what you did that day, what and when you ate, and ALL medication, including supplements you took. Also, write down how well you slept and any dreams or nightmares you remember. This will be important in figuring out what your triggers are.