Our expert says:
Hmmm. Puzzling. This must be a very alarming experience, but of course you know that. It must be related to your earlier experiences of sleep paralysis and sleep walking, but in a complex form I haven't come across before. There are a number of complex parasomnias of this family, including nightmares, night terrors, confusional awakenings, REM disorders, and so on. The best option, if it is available to you, would be to see a sleep expert at a sleep clinic ( and there are quite a number of these in South Africa ) which would have facilities to study your sleep disorder properly, assess it and make a better diagnosis and propose treatment.
Some such disorders may apparently be precipitated at times by taking some other drugs for other purposes, such as antidepressants.
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