Terror and bliss? Commonalities and distinctions between sleep paralysis, lucid dreaming, and their associations with waking life experiences

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Denis, Dan; Poerio, Giulia L.;
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Journal: Journal of Sleep Research,volume 26,issue 1,pages38-47 (issn: 0962-1105, eissn: 1365-2869)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1111/jsr.12441, pmc: PMC5245115
  • Subject: REM dissociation | anomalous sleep experiences | parasomnia | Sleep Paralysis, Lucid Dreaming and Waking Life | wake–sleep continuum
    mesheuropmc: humanities | psychological phenomena and processes

Summary Sleep paralysis and lucid dreaming are both dissociated experiences related to rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. Anecdotal evidence suggests that episodes of sleep paralysis and lucid dreaming are related but different experiences. In this study we test this claim... View more
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