Why do I experience sleep paralysis after masturbating before sleeping?

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Why do I experience sleep paralysis after masturbating before sleeping?

Unread postby Adrian » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:12 am

Hello, I am Adrian and I am 14 years old. I want to know why do I almost always experience sleep paralysis after masturbating before sleeping and how can I avoid/prevent this from happening? Thanks :D

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Re: Why do I experience sleep paralysis after masturbating before sleeping?

Unread postby Heather » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:01 am

That can happen from just about any kind of disturbance with sleep, even though I get it can seem scary and super-strange.

It's usually not anything to worry about, though I would mention it happens to your doctor the next time you see them, just so they can be sure that's what it is, rather than something that needs investigation and treatment, like epilepsy, for instance. (You don't have to say it happens the morning after you masturbate unless you feel comfortable doing so.)

I'm not an expert on this, but based on what I know about it, it might just be that your masturbation is disrupting your usual sleep patterns in some way. I'd just try mixing it up and seeing what happens, like maybe doing it an hour or so before sleep instead of right before, or in the morning instead. You might also try doing something like some stretches and deep breathing after -- and before you go to sleep -- to see if that helps.
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Re: Why do I experience sleep paralysis after masturbating before sleeping?

Unread postby Adrian » Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:23 am

Thank you for the advice! :D

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Re: Why do I experience sleep paralysis after masturbating before sleeping?

Unread postby Heather » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:57 am

Happy to help. Anything else I can help you with?
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