This is beyond a joke now.
I just had another similar to this mornings. I fell asleep perfectly normal, and I remember something about a horse running around me and then suddenly I realised I was paralysed.
The speed of what was happening seemed to be linked with how fast I was breathing - each of these times it seemed to speed up really fast at some point, I guess as I breath faster starting to panic.
I managed to come out of it pretty quick by slowing my breathing right down and putting myself back in sync, giving a normal speed and not trying to fight the fact that I couldn't move. Then I woke up.
I've also noticed that when I do get up my hands feel numb for a second or two.
I'm 21 and have never experienced this in my life, yet over a period of 3 days I've had one somewhat paranormal experience during an awake and aware state, followed by 2 very similar states where I seem to be aware of my paralysis mid sleep.
I'm beginning to wonder if I have a more serious problem, something medical maybe? I'm worried this could effect me either psychologically or physically, and I can see myself becoming afraid of sleep.
Any advice would be much appreciated.