My first experience with sleep paralysis. It's a bit confusing to explain since I was dreaming of experiencing sleep paralysis and I woke up to it happening to me IRL. My actual dream: It was third person so I could see myself sleeping on the couch and I (in real life; IRL) could feel what I (in my dream; IMD) was dreaming about. I (IMD) was terrified not just scared and I (IRL) could see my self trying to wake up and then I (IRL) saw a black figure creep up on me (IMD) and stand over my body as I was stuck there. finally I (IMD) woke up and with my eyes open but I (IMD) couldn't move or make noise. I (IRL) could feel myself (IMD) trying to yell for my mom but nothing would come out. That's when I woke up in real life because I felt the terror, not just fear it was like I was going to die. BTW I never saw the front of the black figure or it's face, just it's back and I didn't see my face either. Sleep paralysis experience: when I woke up the immense feeling of terror was still there and it kept getting worse. I was laying flat on my back and I could not move any part of my body. My eyes were the only thing that would move and blink. I could see a black figure standing on the side of my bed, staring at me. It felt like it was staring straight through my soul honestly. I can't even describe the face because of how scary it was. Idk if it was a person, male or female, a demon, a ghost, whatever; I just know it was scary af and it had the creepiest gaze almost like it was smiling at me while frowning. I didn't want to stare at it so I tried to look away but I could still feel its presence and it was the worst feeling ever. I tried to yell for my mom because she had actually fallen asleep in the living room that night so she would have been able to hear me. But I couldn't get my screams out. I had to lay there with that thing watching me for like 5 minutes until I could finally start to move. I called my best friend because I didn't want to go back to sleep and he usually stays up really late. And we had actually been texting prior to me falling asleep. Which still freaks me out because It all happened so fast. We were texting and it was around 2:50AM when I told him I was going to go to sleep. I fell asleep quick and like 7 minutes after telling him I was going to go to sleep I was calling him because I was so scared and didn't want to go to sleep again. Everything happened in under 10 minutes and I was sooo scared I couldn't sleep right for a few weeks after. I haven't had another experience, thankfully and I hope I don't have to go through it again. This was about a month or two ago.