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What can cause hypnagogic hallucinations?

What can cause hypnagogic hallucinations?

Hypnogogic : Hypnogogic hallucinations are visual, tactile, auditory, or other sensory events that occur at the transition from wakefulness to sleep. They can be part of the syndrome of narcolepsy. Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder consisting of the above, along with daytime sleepiness, cataplexy (suddenly going limp), and sleep paralysis. Other possibilities include partial and absence seizures, & schizophrenia. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes or prevents sleep paralysis and hypnapompic or hypnagogic hallucinations?

Can anyone tell me what causes or prevents sleep paralysis and hypnapompic or hypnagogic hallucinations?

Sleep fragmentation: Sleep paralysis ; hypnagogic/hypnopompic hallucinations are due to the intrusion of rem sleep into wakefulness. This occurs due to fragmentation of sleep, that can be attributed to narcolepsy, sleep apnea, as well as other sleep disorders. Treating the underlying disorder can treat them. Having adequate sleep can help. If you're having them often, see a sleep dr. So it can be evaluated ; treated. ...Read more

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Can hypnagogic hallucinations be caused by underactive thyroid? Can any docs explain?

Can hypnagogic hallucinations be caused by underactive thyroid? Can any docs explain?

Unlikely: Hypnagogic hallucinations, which are hallucinations that occur just before falling asleep, are not a common feature of an underactive thyroid. That doesn't mean they can't be caused by by hypothyroidism, just that most people with hypothyroidism don't have them. If they began around the time someone was diagnosed, and went away with treatment, it's certainly possible. ...Read more

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What can cause or prevent sleep paralysis and hypnopompic or hypnagogic hallucinations?

What can cause or prevent sleep paralysis and hypnopompic or hypnagogic hallucinations?

Can be normal : These are not considered pathological and can occur in just about anyone. ...Read more

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Whats hypnagogic hallucinations?

Whats hypnagogic hallucinations?

Hypnagogic hallucin: These are perceptual disturbances that occur as someone is falling asleep. ...Read more

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What are hypnagogic hallucinations?

What are hypnagogic hallucinations?

Hypnogogic : Hypnogogic hallucinations are visual, tactile, auditory, or other sensory events -- usually brief but occasionally prolonged -- that occur at the transition from wakefulness to sleep. They can come with the syndrome of narcolepsy, but they don't have to. Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder consisting of the above, along with daytime sleepiness, cataplexy (suddenly going limp), and sleep paralysis. ...Read more

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What are hypnagogic hallucinations like?

What are hypnagogic hallucinations like?

Hypnagogic: Usually brief visual images while dozing off to sleep. ...Read more

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What leads to hypnagogic hallucinations?

What leads to hypnagogic hallucinations?

Www.wikipedia.com: These hallucinations occur just before falling asleep, and affect a surprisingly high proportion of the population (in one survey 37% of the respondents experienced them twice a week [20]). The hallucinations can last from seconds to minutes, all the while the subject usually remains aware of the true nature of the images. These may be associated with narcolepsy or rarely brainstem abnomalities. ...Read more

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How could hypnagogic hallucinations be cured ?

Usually due to sleep: Hypnagogic hallucinations are exclusive to the onset of sleep. They should never occur when awake and alert. They are more common than you think but usually associated with sleep deprivation and narcolepsy. If you feel you are not getting enough good sleep, try improving that first. If it continues, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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