When this woman is worried about her sleep paralysis, she asks Reddit:
I 30F have had sleep paralysis on and off since I was a teen. It comes along with false awakenings and audio visual hallucinations. I haven’t had it in years but had an awful flare up last night.
My house was creaking as my heat came on/off. My fun brain interpreted it as someone was breaking in. At the start I knew I was dreaming/had sleep paralysis but after about 4 false awakening I had no idea if I was awake or not.
At one point I “woke up” to a stranger in my room who begaan to attack me. I genuine thought I was being attacked and was trapped in my body unable to even scream. I never managed to fully wake up but managed to fall into a deep sleep. Although I felt so on edge today.