What is Sleep Paralysis?
Sleep Paralysis is a condition during sleep when a person feels awake but is unable to move or speak. Sometimes the person can also feel pressure on his body or a sense of choking.
Cause of Sleep Paralysis
Medical doctors have different explanations on this condition, but having experienced it many times myself, I would simply call it "demonic attack". Why do I say so? Because every time I cried out the name of Jesus, this condition goes away.
Effective Treatment of Sleep Paralysis
As mentioned, this condition usually goes away when one cries out the name of Jesus. However, sometimes it is difficult to speak under this condition, and the person often has to struggle to make a sound out of his mouth. One effective way to prevent this condition altogether is by "praying and praising God aloud" before going to bed! Remember, in the New Testament Era, our strongest weapon is in our mouth! (See my blogs "Warfare of the New Generation" and "Using Believers' Authority") If you find yourself experiencing sleep paralysis quite frequently during a certain period, try praising God aloud in bed before sleeping. It seems like demons cannot stand people praising God and they often just flee. If you do not know how to praise God, just read from my blog "10 Bible Verses to Praise the Lord".
Of course, the most effective way is to always keep ourselves in the love of God. If one experiences any form of demonic attack, it often means that in some way he or she has opened a door to the devil. We must therefore "resist it until it flees from us". (James 4:7)
1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:”