Experiencing paralysis & electric shock sensation while sleeping

Patient

Q: I'm having some odd experiences while sleeping. I will be very aware of my surroundings as if I'm awake but i can not respond in any way. sometimes I TRY to completely wake up but can't. I can't talk or move. my face and sometimes other body parts are numb. When this happens, I also feel an electric shock sensation that starts in my head and radiates in "waves" throughout my body. What could this be?

Symptoms:  Temporary paralysis, electric shock sensation
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Comments / Follow Ups

Patient: I want to add that this happens after being asleep for at least an hour.

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