I usually get sleep paralysis maybe once or twice now and than and I still don't understand it
Anyway anything happens during sleep paralysis, you see "entities" and they do as they please and there's nothing you can do sometimes they just talk but I don't pay attention to them cause I'll be praying (with my mind) for dear life calling every god/goddess that I know of.
I don't believe that a person can die from it cause if someone can die I'll be dead by now,
It is not as awesome as you think it is, being helpless is not awesome. Yes it Frightening but when it happens I just tell my self that its normal to get sleep paralysis now and then, but I always say a little prayer on my mind when I experience it