Paralysis

To dream of paralysis indicates an unwillingness to make certain commitments to society and yourself. A lack of confidence in your own potential leads to you stop acting and feel progressively paralyzed. Because of this state of mind, in your dreams you appear unable to move and, thus, decide for yourself. If you dream that it is others who are paralyzed, they can represent those aspects of yourself that you do not externalize. Similarly, if you dream of a paralyzed animal, it can refer to your instincts and inhibited sexual feelings. There is a belief that claims that nightmares are huge spirits that sit on top of us while we sleep. Thus the feeling of paralysis is explained. In olden days, in Europe, the solution for nightmares was to sleep with a knife beside the bed because the spirits feared iron and steel.



Gallery of dreams

Interesting facts

Body reactions during sleep

Most of us must have experienced hallucinations or night mares. When we experience such dreams we are unable to move or react. This stage is referred to as sleep paralysis. This type of dream occurs in between wakefulness and REM. As it occurs during the REM stage, it causes complete muscle weakness preventing the individual reacting to the dreams.

Keep stress at bay

Your cardiovascular health will likely to suffer when you deprive yourself to sleep. Sleeping can surely reduce the levels of stress you're going through and with that, you could have a much better control of your blood pressure. Not having enough of sleep will also affect the levels of your cholesterol, which plays a significant role in heart disease.