Every once in a while something really odd happens to me. I will be totally relaxed, just on the point of falling asleep. I am aware of all the noises and things happening around me. when it happens that i want to turn around into another position I find myself totally numb. I can't move at all or even call to someone. I can however open my eyes and look around. I taught myself over the years just to relax and start by concentrating on moving my toes. So the numbness goes away and i can move again. What could be the cause of this happening? It's a very unpleasant feeling.
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. one possibility for your symptoms is sleep paralysis. which is a period of inability to perform voluntary movements during sleep.
Patients often complain of inability to move the trunk or limbs at sleep onset and for confirming the diagnosis, polysomnography or sleep study is often required. I suggest you to get it evaluated from a sleep specialist. Till that time, exercise regularly, reduce stress and get enough sleep.
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