If you sometimes find that you are paralyzed during sleep and you can not move then you are suffering from sleep paralysis. This condition will affect the average person more than once in their lifetime. For some however the occurrences are more frequent and can be terrifying. Sleep paralysis will manifest itself under varied conditions and it can be dealt with it.
The underlying factor of sleep paralysis is that of partial consciousness. These episodes occur if whilst having a dream you are interrupted and the brain reacts much faster than the body can respond. You then experience the sensation that the dream you were having is real. In trying to respond to it you find that you can not even move a single muscle.
This is because the process of coming out of sleep was never meant to be a sudden event but a gradual one. If something happens to interfere with your normal sleep jostling the brain into action whilst undergoing a dream then the paralysis sets in. Being paralyzed during sleep is actually meant to be a protective measure for you. The body is trying to prevent you from reacting to something that is not there.
Panic and fear usually set in when one tries to scream and the sound does not even come out. What disturbs me the most though is that these so called hallucinations seem so real at the time they occur. With so many repeated occurrences happening to me I could not stand it any longer and decided to research.
I have encountered many suggested solutions and techniques to this problem. Some methods are as simple as avoidance techniques of known causes, to meditation and yoga. If you find that you are paralyzed during sleep help is available. You can say goodbye to sleepless nights.