Is ASP Related to ... ?

It is the experience of a thousand names. "Awareness during Sleep Paralysis" is simply a newer, more accurate description for an experience that is natural for human beings. Older Terminology

It is thought that certain paranormal experiences are cases of Awareness during Sleep Paralysis which are misunderstood. But for such an identification to be meaningful (and not pejorative) we must distinguish Awareness during Sleep Paralysis from physiological conditions with which it is sometimes confused.

So how can experiencers decide whether their individual, unique experiences are exmples of Awareness during Sleep Paralysis rather than cases of paranormal experience or some abnormal medical condition?

Paranormal Experiences will be considered elsewhere.

This section consider the relationship (if any) between Awareness during Sleep Paralysis and the following physiological or medical conditions.