Man, do I miss those good old morning stretch/yawns... Lost them years ago, somewhere in my early 20's.
I have one or two, each year. When I do have them, I am StokeD.
My cats being silly and cute have triggered a few collapses.
Watching 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' was intense.
And what you say Kriqit: "They probably lasted longer than normal because I fought the entire sensation." That is definitely the case.
When I first note the Cataplexy hitting, obviously my focus goes away from whatever (humor, oddity, frustration...) is triggering it and I don't fight the Cataplexy in any way.
If I can manage to lay down and sprawl out I seem to lessen and/or in part avoid the Cataplexy, usually this is very awkward still though because it is when the sensations -muscle flickering- are occurring and I either am beginning to already collapse or I am sort of in a frozen -weakening or teetering- momentary state. Sprawled out, I always focus on my core, breathing slowly, sometimes counting, relaxing; within a few seconds my muscles return. We all adjust to it in our own ways.