Our expert says:
You're right - this sounds like hypnogogic (and hypnopompic!) hallucinations. You also seem to be having what is known as sleep paralysis - the feeling of not being able to move when you wake.
The most common reason for this is a condition called narcolepsy - if you tend to fall asleep during the day you probably have it.
These experiences are obviously bothering you. There are various medications which are likely to help, but I would strongly suggest that you get to see a sleep doctor to work out exactly what it is you have, and what should be done about it.
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