Inspired by this other question about what Captain America experienced after being frozen for 67 years at the bottom of the ocean, is there any in-universe explanation for what Han Solo experienced while frozen in Carbonite for the in-universe time period between the events of The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983)?
There are references to hibernation sickness and its side-effects — such as temporary blindness — when someone is unfrozen from Carbonite, but is there any insight as to what someone like Han Solo actually experienced in this process?
Yes, references are made to suspended animation and such. But what does being placed in “suspended animation” actually mean for the subject themselves and their own experience?
- Does someone frozen in Carbonite fall into a deep sleep/hibernation immediately upon freezing?
- Does someone frozen in Carbonite — who is then unfrozen — have any memory of their time frozen in Carbonite at all?
Looking for in-universe, canonical explanations; not armchair speculation and theories. If none (currently) exist, legends explanation would suffice. Regardless, please provide references and context.