Hi Fizzgig,Hi Katlover, and welcome to the forum! I'm sorry to hear you're having this happening to you. It is a most troublesome experience! I know, I've dealt with it for over 25 years.
Your experience sounds similar to what happens to me. You feel a presence, a negative entity holding you down and diving inside of you. To me it sounds like what I go through. Do you ever see an entity or evil spirit before/during this experience in your dreams? Do you feel weakened when you wake up? There are scientific reasons they say this happens, though for me I know exactly what's going on and it's not innocent.
Did you ever play with a Ouija board or play with the occult? How long have your experiences been happening?
*I’ve edited some of this out as I my intent is it to cause any unnecessary fear.
I haven't had an episode recently, but still remember what it felt like. I've never seen an entity/presence in the dreams. It's more a feeling. I have had several episodes/dreams