Tuxy said it first: sleep paralysis is freaky stuff.
It used to happen to me every morning in the summer time about 8 years ago. For those who have not had the pleasure; after a long nights sleep you start to wake up. However there can be a point where you are awake an conscious able to remember and think etc.
Heres the thing......
your body is paralysed, for all intense purposes its still asleep. To make matters worse you panic a bit and naturally your heart beats faster but cause your body is asleep you are tidal beathing...fells like suffocation. You try to move an arm/leg or even say something cause if you do it generally snaps you out of it and wakes up your body. You get this feeling that when you are lying there and you feel you cannot breath that if you fall asleep again that you could die....its freaky.
Scientists have discoved that there are hormones that are responsible for awaking the body and another for the mind. Sometimes one starts before the other explaing sleep walking and alternatively sleep paralysis
Anyone else inflicted?