This is not so common but some people experience a temporary inability to move or speak as they wake up. In extreme cases this can happen weekly and episodes can last from a few seconds to several minutes. It’s not harmful but can be very alarming.
You are most likely to experience sleep paralysis if you are sleep deprived or you go through periods of irregular sleep routines. Because of this, the best way to avoid sleep paralysis is to regulate your sleep routines for both quantity and quality of sleep.
Narcolepsy causes people to fall asleep very suddenly at any time. It’s a rare condition that can be caused by major stress, changes to your sleep routine and illness.
To avoid the risks of narcolepsy a consistent sleep routine is recommended. The better you sleep at night, the less likely you are to fall asleep during the day.