Our expert says:
What you had was an episode of "hypnagogic hallucinations". During the dream phase of sleep, the muscles become paralysed. In your case, this paralysis is lasting beyond the sleep phase. What you are describing is a continuation of the dream into the period when you are already awake!
However, both of these are typical manifestations of a condition called narcolepsy. If you are having attacks of daytime sleepiness, you should consult someone about this, because it is possible that this is the condition you may have.
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