Originally Posted by sleepthought
never knew it had a name, it is plain unpleasant though.
Yes, it's very unnerving. I've only experienced it a couple of times, I had the whole paralysis/buzzing inside my head/heaviness in the chest/sense of being watched feeling which was almost overwhelming. And in the immediate aftermath of it I was convinced beyond any doubt that there was something supernatural or even alien going on.
But the more I discovered that people have this sort of thing happen on a relatively regular basis, that removed the fear.
I haven't experienced it recently - say, in the past year (at least not that I can remember) - but I'm almost hoping it will happen again so I can be more aware of what's happening within my body & mind, rather than being distracted with an avalanche of fear.