So, that said, although I don't experience it BEFORE I sleep anymore, I still do from time to time half-way through sleeping. And I don't believe you can just " kick it's ass"... I notice it happens to me when I am most exhausted. My body requires it so badly, it falls asleep before my mind has fully drifted off into Oz... I guess the best way to combat Sleep Paralysis is to sleep on schedule, and not over-exhaust your system.