Why Do I Hallucinate When I Wake Up?

Hypnagogic hallucinations are sleep-related hallucinations that occur while falling asleep.

Hypnopompic hallucinations occur during the transition from sleep to wakefulness, i.e.

when waking up.

Like hypnagogic hallucinations, these episodes are brief and can include sights, sounds, and sensations that are not there.20 Jul 2019

Are Hypnopompic hallucinations normal?

Hypnopompic Hallucinations. Vivid dreamlike experiences—called hypnagogic or hypnopompic hallucinations—can seem real and are often frightening. They may be mistaken for nightmares, and they can occur while falling asleep (hypnagogic) or waking up (hypnopompic).

What are Hypnopompic hallucinations?

Hypnopompic hallucinations are unusual sensory phenomena experienced just before or during awakening. Their better known mirror image, hypnagogic hallucinations, are vivid and frightening episodes of seeing or hearing or feeling phantom sensations while falling asleep (or in early stage 1 sleep).21 Dec 2013

Can you hallucinate in your sleep?

Hallucinations and Sleep Paralysis. People with narcolepsy can have vivid, dream-like hallucinations while falling asleep or as they are waking up. The hallucinations are called hypnagogic if they happen while falling asleep, and hypnopompic if they happen while waking up.

Are closed eye hallucinations normal?

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Closed-eye hallucinations and closed-eye visualizations (CEV) are a distinct class of hallucination. These types of hallucinations generally only occur when one’s eyes are closed or when one is in a darkened room. They can be a form of phosphene.