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Hypnagogic hallucinations?

I’m medicated and haven’t had any hallucinations (that I know of) in a long time, but I’ve just come to the realization that I may be having hallucinations before I go to sleep. From what I’ve seen from looking up the symptoms, it may be hypnagogic hallucinations? I hear voices whispering my name or talking, but it feels like they’re coming from “inside” my head. I don’t understand it because I’m on a surprisingly normal sleep schedule despite it being summer, I don’t drink, I haven’t been skipping medications, etc.

Has anyone else dealt with this?

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I had a hypnopompic hallucination(which is the opposite of hypnagogic hallucinations, when waking up instead of when falling asleep) once. I saw a transparent person standing near the foot of my bed which slowly faded away as I woke up more. My understanding is that hypnagogic and hypnopompic hallucinations are normal and occur in the general(non sz) population.

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I have it often. Like every time I close my eyes.

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people without mental illness can have hypnagogic hallucinations before sleep too. so dont worry about it.

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How long has the hypnagogic hallucinations been happening; when did it start?

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A week ago. I’m starting to feel better about the hallucinations, but it’s just annoying dealing with them.

You had said, you don’t think it’s because of a lifestyle change.
How long do the hallucinations last? Until you fall asleep?

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How about when you’re in bed, but you’re wide awake?

I don’t keep track of how long they last because I try to abstain from looking at my phone until I go to sleep, but yes to what you said. They don’t say anything threatening (at least what I can remember) and sound mostly comforting, but they annoy me because I don’t like to hear things that aren’t there when I’m just trying to sleep.

I don’t recall hearing or seeing anything when I’m awake.

Thanks for the replies, everyone. I’m feeling better about this. I just hope it goes away soon.

I dont have this, dunno if the meds got rid of it or if I had them off meds.

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I had strong half-asleep hallucinations when I was on Seroquel. They are not present now that I have switched to Zyprexa.

I used to see the weirdest things behind my eyelids and heard more intricate voices than I heard during the day time.

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I have narcolepsy and hypnogogic hallucinations come with the territory. I experience it all the time. Hallucinations associated with a half asleep state actually aren’t uncommon even for the general non-mentally ill population.

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I had hypnagogic hallucinations for a long time. I was later diagnosed with sleep apnea. After starting treatment, the hallucinations went away.

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I used to have hypnagogic and hypnopompic hallucinations when I slept too much and was under a lot of stress.
After I worked on reducing my sleep time and increasing my sleep efficiency, they went away.
I still sometimes get a whiff of them if I use seroquel to help me sleep.

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