A few weeks ago, I awoke to what I presumed was sleep paralysis. I couldn't move a muscle . Suddenly the air around the room started swirling in vortices that I could see and there was a whooshing air sound. I'd experienced sleep paralysis before but not dreamlike ehallucinations so it was quite scary but I was strangely calm and kept saying to myself... "this is just sleep paraylsis it will be over in a minute... now if I could only move my arm enough to tuen on the lamp it would be ok". I kept trying to move though my limbs felt like lead but I eventually managed to drag one arm vey slowly out of the bed.. all the while the swirly air thing was still going on. I managed to get to the lamp switch but it wouldn't work so my next plan was to get out of bed and get to the door because once I got to some light it would all be ok and the hallucinations would go. Still leadlike I managed to drag my body and slowly trudge towards the door. This took ages and there was still scary air which now had faces in it. When I reached the door I raised my leaden arm to move the curtain away from the door.... ??? curtain... why was there a curtain covering the door? Then I realised it was all a dream. Then I woke up.
What do you think? Sort of lucid?
I do find this fascinating I have to say. I must make a point of practising the reality checks.