Has anyone here experienced this while awake? This seems to be a new symptom and one I'm not liking at all. When I woke up yesterday, I couldn't move my body at all. I couldn't even open my eyes. It scared me to death and about caused a mini panic attack. It probably only lasted a minute, but it seemed like much longer. I kept willing my body to move, but it wouldn't. When I finally did, that first movement seemed to take monumental strength, but then I was ok. It happened again this morning, but didn't freak me out as bad. I woke because my left hand was tingling (ulnar nerve entrapment) and I couldn't move my hand or open my eyes or move anything else. I told myself that it would come around and stayed calm and just kept trying to move my arm and finally I could. It was just the smallest movement at first, but then everything was ok like before. It didn't seem to last as long as the day before. This coupled with my other sleep issues is prompting me to call my GP tomorrow so she and I can discuss a sleep study again. We've talked about it but had decided to wait and see. But, if anyone has any suggestions on what to do other than what I did when this happens - maybe a way to avoid it, please share. It's extremely disconcerting.