I usually remember my dreams. Twice within 3 weeks I have had an experience when I have been asleep. I become paralysed, feel numbness and heaviness all over my body, really struggle because I want to shout out for help. My heart rate and breathing increases. All in all, its not pleasant, but is it a dream or is it actually happening? I don't know how long it lasts but I feel very awake and in the moment while it happens. It also takes quite a while for my breathing and heart rate to return to normal. The numbness and heaviness take a while to wear off too.
I do have periods of numbness, pins and needles as part of my condition, and when it first appeared, it affected my whole body. It is something that could happen to me
Any dreams I do have, I'm running, cycling, climbing and doing all the things I can't do now but used to. They are happy. There is no anxiety or negativity. I watch myself like a film, and don't feel anything, no change in heart rate, breathing or muscle ache.
Which is why I'm a bit confused as to whether these experiences are real or not. And how do you find out?