How do you prove sleep paralysis? You may need: Overnight sleep study (polysomnogram): The test monitors your breathing, heartbeat and brain activity while sleeping. It may enable healthcare providers to observe an episode of sleep paralysis or detect issues like sleep apnea.
Why military has sleep apnea? The authors noted that many factors may have contributed to the larger number of Army personnel receiving diagnoses, including that the service has higher rates of personnel who are overweight — a contributing factor to sleep apnea — and soldiers may have better access to medical centers with sleep disorder clinics.
Can you be in the military with sleep apnea? If you need a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine to sleep, you may be considered 50 percent disabled. However, new rules promulgated by the VA require that you show that your breathing assistive device is medically necessary. This means that you need a prescription from your doctor.
What induces sleep paralysis? One of the major causes of sleep paralysis is sleep deprivation, or a lack of sleep. A change in your sleep schedule, stress, and other sleep-related problems might also play a role. Other factors could be involved, including: Mental health conditions, such as PTSD or bipolar disorder.