As i was falling asleep i tried to force myself

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Q: As i was falling asleep i tried to force myself to remain awake, and i felt a strange sensation which i could partially trigger by raising my abdomen when inhaling and then quickly lowering it. The sensation was of a "gust" or "shiver" in my torso, as if sleep is forcing my body. It is a one time event, with little muscle weakness when awakening. What is it? Is this sleep paralysis?

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