Anybody ever experienced sleep paralysis? Sleep paralysis definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms easily defined on MedTerms Sleep Paralysis - The Naked Scientists 2006.03.01 I had it happen to me about a year or so ago. It scared the friggen crap out of me. I woke up in the middle of the night, wide awake, but couldn't move for a few minutes. The only thing I could move was my eyes. I could look around the room but that was it. After a few minutes of total panic I was finally able to move. I was so freaked out by the experience that I was afraid to go to sleep again. That night, I got up and spent a few hours on the internet trying to figure out what happened. I eventually found enough sites like the one linked above to realize that I probably wasn't in any real danger. I still had trouble falling asleep again that night, and for a few more following nights. I mean, come on, that was seriously scary to wake up paralyzed. So, It happened to me again about 2 weeks ago. Same thing, wake up in the middle of the night and can't move. Since I was armed with the knowledge from last time, it wasn't quite as terrifying to me this second time around, but still, it was scary. The first time it happened, I talked to a few friends about it. Initially, most of them just said it was probably a nightmare. Then I pointed them to some of the websites I had found about the subject. I didn't experience some of things other people that have had it talk about. Things like a pressure on the chest, or a "sense" that somebody/something is in the room, no auditory or visual hallucinations. Just me being paralyzed for a few minutes. Anybody else ever had this happen to them?