I just recently read a story about sleep paralysis on this site and remembered a story that happened to me very recently. I've never experienced sleep paralysis, but I completely understood what it is and what happens to a person when it occurs, so when it happened, I wasn't as frightened as some might be without previous knowledge.
I did my usual meditation before going to sleep, because it kills time and helps out with my sleep, and at one point in the night I awoke. Now, I normally wake up about 4-5 times a night in need of water or some drink. I don't know why, but it's been happening for years now. It doesn't bother me too much, because I have a drink by my bed for this reason alone. This one night, I woke up and didn't feel thirsty, and in fact, didn't feel anything at all. I quickly realized I couldn't move any body part at all. I remember feeling so much energy inside me trying to push out. Then I felt something touch my ankle. It was extremely noticeable because I couldn't feel any body part at all. But I felt something cold poke my ankle like a finger or something. Needless to say, I used every force of energy I had and pushed my arm forward and was completely rejuvenated. The whole ordeal lasted only about 12 seconds which is very short from what I've heard about past sleep paralysis experiences. I think this could be attributed to my meditation and knowledge of not panicking when feeling this strange sleep condition.
After experiencing this, I will say that it is truly a frightening thing to have happen to me. Feel free to leave any comments on what you think.