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Hypnagogic hallucinations
« on: February 18, 2012, 09:41:56 PM »
I've been having frequent hypnagogic hallucinations for the past month. Anyone else have experience with these? And if so, were you able to get them to stop?

If you're curious it's mostly random sounds I hear as I'm drifting off to sleep - usually voices but also random other things. There was one frightening episode where it felt like someone climbed into bed with me. My sleep schedule hasn't changed, but I am in a new apartment with a much larger bedroom but similar lighting.
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Re: Hypnagogic hallucinations
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2012, 03:02:34 AM »
I haven't had them in a while, but in the past I've heard someone calling out my name as I'm drifting off. It's scary as hell, even when you know it's just your brain 'hiccuping'.

I don't know if this counts, but I've experienced the sensation of falling while drifting off to sleep, too. Also scary.

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Re: Hypnagogic hallucinations
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2012, 02:09:20 PM »
if you keep getting them and find you don't feel you are getting enough sleep in general, go to the doctor and get checked for sleep disorders.
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Re: Hypnagogic hallucinations
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2012, 02:31:25 PM »
I induce them on myself because I think the psychology behind them is cool

I think of a word or phrase over and over again in my head, and if im tired enough, soon I will begin to hear a faceless voice saying the word or phrase out of the darkness, seemingly being picked up by my ear, at times i even hear the echo of the word or phrase bouncing around my apartment

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Re: Hypnagogic hallucinations
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2012, 02:34:14 PM »
Yeah if nothing has changed in your habits go to a doctor.
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Re: Hypnagogic hallucinations
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2012, 02:44:53 PM »
This one time, two 8-foot tall amazonian women came into my room and straddled me...
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Re: Hypnagogic hallucinations
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2012, 03:40:25 PM »
This one time, two 8-foot tall amazonian women came into my room and straddled me...

AND? Don't stop there!!!
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Re: Hypnagogic hallucinations
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2012, 04:16:53 PM »
Thanks, I am going to go to the doctor in another week or so if they persist. They sometimes keep me awake slightly longer than usual, but enough to be bothersome.
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Re: Hypnagogic hallucinations
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2012, 04:17:28 PM »
This one time, two 8-foot tall amazonian women came into my room and straddled me...

Did you do good snoo snoo?

On Topic: I have heard my name a few times and had the falling experience while almost asleep, but these occasions are rare for me. I would agree with others who have suggested seeing a doctor if it is excessive or bothering you.
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Re: Hypnagogic hallucinations
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2012, 04:37:52 PM »
I've had it happen a few times. No voices, but just as I'm drifting off I hear an extremely loud hiss, like someone detuned a radio. Only for half a second, then it stops, and I'm wide awake.

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Re: Hypnagogic hallucinations
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2012, 05:00:33 PM »
AND? Don't stop there!!!


Did you do good snoo snoo?



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Re: Hypnagogic hallucinations
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2012, 06:17:44 PM »
Do they tend to happen when you are sleeping in a certain position. I've had them a few times, all but one while I was sleeping on my back. I try not to do that anymore.
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