Hypnagogic Sleep Paralysis
Hypnagogic hallucination: a vivid dreamlike hallucination that occurs as one is falling asleep. The opposite of anhypnopompic hallucination which is a vivid dreamlike hallucination that occurs as one is waking up.
- An inability to move the body when falling asleep or on waking, lasting for seconds or several minutes.
- Being consciously awake.
- Being unable to speak during the episode.
- Having hallucinations and sensations that cause fear.
- Feeling pressure on the chest.
- Having difficulty breathing.
It's possible you're experiencing hypnagogic hallucinations. These can occur in the consciousness state between waking and sleeping. Dreams, on the other hand, occur during sleep. Hypnagogic hallucinations Often cause confusion.