Why are we afraid to fall asleep?
Faculty of Medicine Osijek
Event Date + Time:
March 17, 2020 @ 11:00 am - March 17, 2020 @ 11:15 am
About This Event
Human dreams are a great mystery. When we are awake and in a dream, we similarly experience emotions, and this affects how we feel when we wake up. What happens in the dream that makes us afraid of falling asleep? The answer lies in sleep paralysis, a “supernatural” experience that, according to some studies, is experienced by 40% of the population at least once in a lifetime. A feeling of complete alertness, an inability to move, a feeling of chest pressure and suffocation, so who would not be afraid to fall asleep after this experience?