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QueenMidnight16:

Ive been wondering something for a while. Can animals get sleep paralysis?

ILOVESPAGHETTI:

Well the only one that I know is a dog, and it's not very common for them.

TogaHimiko:

it is possible for them to get it altho, Dogs and cats have many of the same sleep disorders as humans including sleep terrors, cataplexy, nocturnal seizures, narcolepsy, limb ..not sure is this answers it at all but there you go

QueenMidnight16:

do you think that animals might be effected by the hallucinations, or do you think they wont be effected by it

ILOVESPAGHETTI:

When dogs toss around in their sleep, it can usually be a sign of it. So I'd say that they'd be affected by it, but maybe not as severe as humans.

Icyhot:

Sleep paralysis is when you are half awake half asleep, according to studies. Meaning, yes, animals can get sleep paralysis. They are able to be half awake an half asleep at once.

TogaHimiko:

@icyhot wrote:
Sleep paralysis is when you are half awake half asleep, according to studies. Meaning, yes, animals can get sleep paralysis. They are able to be half awake an half asleep at once.
yes icy thts wht i was gettin to lol ur so smart

Icyhot:

@ilovespaghetti wrote:
When dogs toss around in their sleep, it can usually be a sign of it. So I'd say that they'd be affected by it, but maybe not as severe as humans.
Tossing in turning in sleep is a sign of restlessness in animals. Kind of like a dream.

Icyhot:

@togahimiko wrote:
@icyhot wrote:
Sleep paralysis is when you are half awake half asleep, according to studies. Meaning, yes, animals can get sleep paralysis. They are able to be half awake an half asleep at once.
yes icy thts wht i was gettin to lol ur so smart
Thank you ma

TogaHimiko:

@icyhot wrote:
@togahimiko wrote:
@icyhot wrote:
Sleep paralysis is when you are half awake half asleep, according to studies. Meaning, yes, animals can get sleep paralysis. They are able to be half awake an half asleep at once.
yes icy thts wht i was gettin to lol ur so smart
Thank you ma
np <3

QueenMidnight16:

i have another question too

QueenMidnight16:

is it possible that when sleep paralysis is supposed to be over and you are able to move again that you will still see hallucinations

TogaHimiko:

@icyhot wht do u have to say lol?

Icyhot:

@queenmidnight16 wrote:
is it possible that when sleep paralysis is supposed to be over and you are able to move again that you will still see hallucinations
Possibly. The average human brain is made up of several different sections. The frontal lobe, parietal lobe, temporal lobe, occipital lobe, visual cortex, brain stem, and cerebellum, all of which are separated into different sections. The visual cortex related to sight, and the parietal lobe(sensation) and temporal lobe(memory and behavior) may still be affected by your sleep, so you could possibly, in some cases remain seeing hallucinations and such related to being asleep.

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