If you have ever experienced sleep paralysis before, you will know how unnerving it can be. According to Dr Cheryl Kam, a family physician at Mint Medical Centre who has an interest in sleep disorders, sleep paralysis “renders a person unable to speak or move just as they are about to fall asleep, or while they are transitioning to the wakeful state.”
As frightening as that may sound, sleep paralysis is actually pretty common and affects about four in 10 people. However, there are sleep disorders with far less obvious symptoms that make them harder to spot, but still make you feel always tired. Here are four sleep disorders that you may not realise are disrupting your sleep.
Text: Sasha Gonzales / Her World / March 2017