Our expert says:
What you are describing does indeed sound like sleep paralysis. It has nothing to do with nutrition.
When we go into the dream stage of sleep (so-called REM sleep) our muscles become paralysed. This prevents us from acting out our dreams, in other words sleep-walking. When this paralysis happens at a time it shouldn't, then one gets sleep paralysis. Very frightening, but of no health consequences.
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