I have the exact same symptoms. Right now I am numb from my front teeth all the way to the top of my forehead. I wake in the nite suddenly, and it feels like I'm not breathing, but I'm really dull and just stare, and my body trembles. Ilive alone and have MS, and I call my neighbor and she helps me breathe thru it. But today I am still tingly now at 11AM, and disoriented.
I have no clue, I have had 3 sleep studies which show sudden wake episodes but no significant 02 drop, so what is it? My PCP and neuro say panic or sleep paralysis. Well, so? Then how can I function if I keep waking, unable to talk or get up or think? REALLY frustrated!!!! Suggestions, please, T