Hello fellow NN members:
I keep finding articles related to the following research:
While this is interesting, of course, what I'd really like to know is what actually causes the sleeping DISORDER sleep paralysis. I mean, how the muscles are paralyzed at night is important, sure, but I want to know why I become conscious while the muscles are paralyzed... the trouble is, the is no special name for the disorder, and that is slowing my research down considerably...
Right now, all the "causes" of Sleep Paralysis Disorder are listed as "stress" and "jet lag" and stuff like that -- but I'm not interested in that, I want to know about neurochemicals or protiens or peptides that are related to the disorder, if any are known.
Has anyone come across anything about what causes people to become conscious during REM state? i.e. low amount of a neurochemical?