If you’ve ever had an experience where you’re falling asleep at night and suddenly your mind is still awake but your body is asleep and you can’t move it, fear not, the condition is known as sleep paralysis. (The same thing can also happen during the middle of a sleep cycle, where your mind wakes up while your body is asleep.) For some reason it’s featured in a story here in Business Insider (India). There’s also an article about it here on Wikipedia.
By Alvin Alexander. Last updated: June 18, 2020