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- n. Lack of muscle tone.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as atony.
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- n. lack of normal muscular tension or tonus
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Often called a nightmare, isolated sleep paralysis is not considered a sleep disorder (as when it occurs with narcolepsy), but rather an extremely disconcerting intrusion of the atonia, or paralysis, of REM sleep carried over into your waking state.
The muscle atonia prevents individuals from physically carrying out their dreams.
For instance, when humans dream that they are running, they are unable to actually run in reality because of muscle atonia.
One of the main characteristics of the REM stage, muscle atonia, is the temporary paralyzation of skeletal muscle (1).
The neural structures responsible for muscle atonia are located in the dorsolateral portions of the pons located in the brainstem (1).
During REM sleep, neural activities generating muscle atonia descend through the medulla and spinal cord, and inhibit the motorneurons in the brainstem and spinal cord (1).
In fact, the cause of sleep paralysis is "a marked dissociation between level of alertness and muscle atonia that often occurs in SOREM (sleep onset - REM) sleep episodes (1)."
Physiologically, it is closely related to the paralysis that occurs as a natural part of REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, which is known as REM atonia.
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