I suffer from the following condition:

Mainly in the rainy season sometimes from being asleep I wake up. But neither I am able to open my eyelids, nor move any body part. But I am fully conscious. I struggle to move my fingers. After a few minutes with extreme effort and associated unbearable pain I am finally able to move my body parts and open my eyelids. Why this takes place and what is the cure?

NOTE: My maternal grandmother and mother also suffer from this condition.

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Likely it's sleep paralysis in the hypnopompic state. It's not uncommon and has a hereditary component. Drug therapy is not that useful, and it may just require some cognitive therapy.

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