So you don't start thinking of village people when you tell people about your experience, in normal REM sleep, there is temporary paralysis of the muscles (atonia).
Waooh. Thank you for this article. Our Nigerian and religious background sometimes is a problem. With every event attached to some powers (like village people) fighting to put you down.
Its obvious from this article that this is a natural phenomenon and interestingly, we do wake up after that and continue as normal. Sharing this article with some seriously religious friends. Hoping they wont put it aside as brainwashing