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Saw this on One of my friends facebook and it looked like a rather familiar condition, thought I would Share...ever had this happen to you?

Sleep Paralysis....
Sleep paralysis is a phenomenon in which people, either when falling asleep or wakening, temporarily experience an inability to move, it is a transition state between wakefulness and rest characterized by complete muscle weakness. Sufferers often wake up in the middle of the night, unable to move or scream, but able to see, hear, feel and smell. It is often accompanied by strange smells, frightening sounds, apparitions of shadows or people, and a weight on the chest, making breathing difficult if not impossible. 
It is caused by the hormones, which keep us paralysed while we sleep, preventing us from acting out our dreams, not ceasing function immediately when you wake up. It usually only lasts up to a minute It is believed a result of disrupted REM sleep, which is normally characterized by complete muscle weakness that prevents individuals from acting out their dreams.

or as we like to call in Tanzania

JINAMIZI...but Science ey...

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