this actually happened last year, and its only ever happened once this bad. i was dreaming, and my dream suddenly turned very uncomfortable, and nightmare-ish. i knew i was dreaming, but nomatter how hard i was trying to wake up i simply couldnt. i was trying to force my eyelids open, or move my arms or legs or fingers to jolt me out of sleep but i couldnt i just felt limbless and helpless. i was screaming out my mums name in my sleep to wake me up, because my dream was just getting worse and scarier. i kept screaming out my mums name as loud as i could. all i could physically do was breath air rapidly and loudly out of my nostrils trying to wake myself up, to signal to my mum to wake me up. im not exaggerationg when i say that this went on for about at least 5 minutes, while this was still all happening in my head. i finally was able to wake up when i bit my lip and i started bawling my eyes out. (LOL) my mum woke up beside me and asked what was wrong, i told her the whole story and all she heard during my dream was very quiet mumbling, and sometimes hard breathing.
what was this? it has only ever happened this once.