Former Bachelorette Hannah Brown is opening up about her terrifying experience with sleep paralysis. It’s something she has experienced more than once. Keep reading to find out more about her scary sleeping situation.
Hannah Brown details scary moments of sleep paralysis
Hannah Brown is opening up a little more about an ongoing condition she faces from time to time. She sometimes suffers from sleep paralysis. US Weekly shared what Hannah had to say.
The former Bachelorette recently opened up about her ups and downs with sleep paralysis and why it scares her. Hannah brought the topic up on Instagram. She said, “Do any of you experience sleep paralysis, because I’ve already had an alternate morning in my sleep paralysis state.” She continued, “It’s the weirdest thing, I am like, ‘Hannah, open your eyes,’ in my head while I’m sleeping.”
Hannah said she tells herself to move her body but she is unable to. She said it’s like a feeling of consciousness without being able to move. However, she noted it was not nightmarish but she did slip into a dream.
She said, “Then it felt like I had woken up and done a whole morning, but I couldn’t move. It’s the weirdest thing. So, I’m still just recuperating from that.” She described the experience as being unable to move and being very confused when waking up.
She noted she had a hard time knowing if things were real or not. It made her wonder if she was really awake or not. Hannah also noted she was aware she wasn’t moving. Although it wasn’t her first experience with sleep paralysis, Hannah said it’s “super scary” anytime it happens.
Hannah noted that her experiences made her able to sympathize with anyone having any kind of sleep issues.
What is sleep paralysis?
According to Sleep Foundation, “Sleep paralysis is a condition identified by a brief loss of muscle control, known as atonia.” The site also said hallucinations can occur and are likely with sleep paralysis. “Sleep paralysis is categorized as a type of parasomnia. Parasomnias are abnormal behaviors during sleep.”
Only approximately eight percent of people experience sleep paralysis at some point in their life. For most people, it’s not serious. However, one should seek the advice of their physician if it occurs to rule out any underlying conditions.
Nobody knows exactly what causes sleep paralysis exactly. However, studies indicate that perhaps it’s more common if other family members have suffered from it.
Do you or anyone you know ever experienced sleep paralysis?