Why Do I Hear Voices When Falling Asleep?

There are lots of reasons why you might hear voices.

Here are some of them: Voices as you fall asleep or wake up – these are to do with your brain being partly in a dreaming state.

Lack of sleep – sleep problems cause you to hear voices or have other sensory experiences that you can’t explain in everyday ways.

Is it normal to hear things before you fall asleep?

Sleep issues.

It’s pretty common to hear a sound just as you fall asleep or wake up. And it’s usually not something to see your doctor about. But if you fall asleep randomly (narcolepsy) or have a hard time falling asleep (insomnia), it’s much more likely to happen.

Why do I hear voices?

Causes. Until recently voices were regarded as a symptom of a mental illness and not talked about because of fear of stigma. Hearing voices is still considered by psychiatry as an auditory hallucination and as a symptom of conditions such as schizophrenic disorders, manic depression and psychosis.

Why do I hallucinate before falling asleep?

Hypnagogic hallucinations are imagined sensations that seem very real. They occur as a person is falling asleep, and are also referred to as sleep hallucinations. They are often associated with a sleep disorder called narcolepsy. These hallucinations are relatively common in teenagers and young adults.

Do you stop hearing when you sleep?

Scientist have discovered that your ears, or at least the mechanism that protects your hearing, goes to sleep at night. That means if you’re working late at night or are exposed to loud noises while you sleep, your hearing is more likely to be damaged–even when exposed to the same noise level as during the day.