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When I wake up from a deep sleep, why do I feel paralyzed?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

When you are in the dream phase of sleep, your body does something to prevent you from acting out the dream.

Watch the video to learn more from Dr. Oz about why you feel paralyzed when you wake from a deep sleep.


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