“This ghoulish treasure trove”

June 28, 2014

At one time considered to be the work of demons or incubi, sleep paralysis – the “transition state between wakefulness and rest characterized by complete muscle atonia” – has since become accepted as a well-documented and not very uncommon phenomenon.  Still, “the experience can be terrifying,” writes Karen Emslie in her recent piece about making the best of the condition.

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