Hi Machina, and welcome to LD4all!
A few years ago, I used to be troubled by SP and old hag hallucinations. I woke up, couldn’t move, and there was an eerie black shadow in my room! Sometimes, it would move slowly towards me, while I was paralysed…needless to say, i was terribly scared. It was more common when I woke up than when I was falling asleep.
My brother had the same problem. One night, he had a lucid dream, which was interrupted by that black shadow in his room. This time he had enough. He waited until he could move, and kicked a pillow forcefully in the hag’s direction. He told me the LD the next day, and none of us have ever seen it again.
Recently, my sister has also had periods with more SP than usual because of real life worries. Sleep paralysis is, in my experience, more likely to occur in times of stress or little sleep. I don’t know why so many people get that hallucination, it could be the image of some primal instinct? Maybe it is just a visualisation of fear?
My point is: I can usually remember at least one dream , usually two a night, 365 days a year. The last year I have experienced SP twice. I don’t think it follows lucid dreaming practice. In fact, both my sister and me has had less SP since we started practicing lucid dreaming. The only exception is practicing the WILD induction method, since it sometimes tries to induce SP.
Posting here is a nice first step. I wish you good luck, and many sweet dreams in the future. Maybe you could even confront the hag in a lucid dream once.