Aside from narcolepsy, hypnagogic hallucinations may be caused by Parkinson’s disease or schizophrenia.
Sleepwalking, nightmares, sleep paralysis, and similar experiences are known as parasomnia.
Often there is no known cause, but parasomnia can run in families.28 Feb 2018
Why am I waking up hallucinating?
Hypnagogic hallucinations are sleep-related hallucinations that occur while falling asleep. Researchers believe that most adults will experience a hypnagogic hallucination at least once in their lifetime. Hypnopompic hallucinations occur during the transition from sleep to wakefulness, i.e. when waking up.20 Jul 2019
Is 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).
Why do I see things after I wake up?
So-called hypnagogic hallucinations occur during the transition from wakefulness to sleep (just after our head hits the pillow). And hypnopompic hallucinations hit during the waking-up process. People report hearing voices, feeling phantom sensations and seeing people or strange objects in their rooms.28 Feb 2010
What causes Hypnopompic?
Hallucinations that occur while falling asleep are called hypnagogic hallucinations. These most often occur due to the sudden onset of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep near sleep onset. When waking from REM sleep, which is more prevalent towards morning, hypnopompic hallucinations may occur.18 Jul 2019