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HEA 260 Medical Ethics

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Josie Rideout

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Poster Presentation

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The online article, A walking nightmare: The enigma of sleep paralysis by Maria Cohut was published April 20, 2018. It discusses sleep paralysis and the types of hallucinogens it can produce. This out of body experience has mainly bad effects towards people but could have a few good ones. Most include a scary figure then enables you to move while some feel like your floating outside your body. Sleep paralysis is very common and although there is no proven way to prevent it, there are some tactics to help such as meditation, not sleeping on your back, and cognitive therapy. The purpose of this article is to inform its readers about sleep paralysis and the factors that define it. Researchers are even quoted to define sleep paralysis as “a common, generally benign, parasomnia characterized by brief episodes of inability to move or speak combined with waking consciousness.” The idea that the brain is still awake and conscious while the body is immobilized is intriguing. The topic of this article has intrigued me to learn more about the causes and preventions of the different types of hallucinogens during sleep paralysis.

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HEA 260: Medical Ethics in the Media

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HEA 260 Medical Ethics

The online article, A walking nightmare: The enigma of sleep paralysis by Maria Cohut was published April 20, 2018. It discusses sleep paralysis and the types of hallucinogens it can produce. This out of body experience has mainly bad effects towards people but could have a few good ones. Most include a scary figure then enables you to move while some feel like your floating outside your body. Sleep paralysis is very common and although there is no proven way to prevent it, there are some tactics to help such as meditation, not sleeping on your back, and cognitive therapy. The purpose of this article is to inform its readers about sleep paralysis and the factors that define it. Researchers are even quoted to define sleep paralysis as “a common, generally benign, parasomnia characterized by brief episodes of inability to move or speak combined with waking consciousness.” The idea that the brain is still awake and conscious while the body is immobilized is intriguing. The topic of this article has intrigued me to learn more about the causes and preventions of the different types of hallucinogens during sleep paralysis.