What is Abu Rabos

Written By The HealthMeth Team - Updated On Friday, September 3, 2021 7:00 PM

Abu Rabos definition

Abu Rabus, or sleep paralysis, is a state of involuntary parasomnia, which may occur immediately after going to sleep , or when waking up from it in the morning, or at the time between sleep and waking up, The person with the condition often experiences hypnagogic experiences, such as: auditory, visual, and sensory hallucinations that occur during the transition from sleep to waking, and the hallucinations may be one of the following three categories: [1]

  • Intruder: It is the situation in which a person hears the sounds of opening door handles, and the steps of people, and sees men, and feels the presence of danger in the room.
  • Cuddling : where a person feels pressure on the chest, and difficulty breathing, as if an evil creature is trying to kill him by suffocation, or he is sexually assaulting him, and he feels that he is about to die.
  • Vestibular-motor: In this case, the person feels that there is a body floating, floating, and flying over his body, or he may feel that it is some kind of experience outside the body.

Causes of sleep paralysis

Sleep paralysis occurs when a condition known as rapid eye movement occurs during waking, which is a stage of sleep in which the mind is very active, and dreams occur, and the body is unable to move, and is separated from eye control and breathing muscles, which makes the person capable To vent his dreams without harming oneself, and it is not known exactly why REM occurs while awake, but it may be due to some reasons, including: [2]

  • Do not get time enough sleep, or deprivation due to insomnia.
  • Sleep disturbance due to changing working times or different timing.
  • Narcolepsy It is a long-term medical condition that causes a person to suddenly fall asleep at inappropriate times.
  • Family history of sleep paralysis.
  • Sleeping on the back.

Sleep paralysis treatment

Often people do not need treatment for sleep paralysis, but treating one of the causes may suffice, and among these treatments: [3]

  • Improve sleep habits and make sure you get enough sleep, equivalent to 6-8 hours of sleep every night.
  • Use antidepressant medications, if prescribed to help a person regulate their sleep cycles.
  • Treat any mental health disorders that may contribute to sleep paralysis.
  • Treating sleep disorders such as narcolepsy and leg cramps.


  1. Kathleen Davis (24-5-2017), "Sleep paralysis: Causes, symptoms, and tips" , www.medicalnewstoday.com , Retrieved 2-13-2018. Edited.
  2. "Sleep paralysis" , www.nhs.uk ,, Retrieved 13-2-2018. Edited.
  3. "Sleep Paralysis" , www.webmd.com , Retrieved 13-2-2018. Edited.