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How could hypnagogic hallucinations be cured ?
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Dr. Ranji Varghese
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ranji Varghese
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Multiple causes
There are multiple causes of hypnagogic hallucinations (occurring as you're falling asleep) -- so the treatment depends on the cause.
Sleep deprivation, prolonged stress, hallucinogens like lsd and cannabis can cause these; so can psychotic disorders like schizophrenia. Also, they are part of narcolepsy, which also includes cataplexy, sleep attacks, and sleep paralysis. See your doctor for help.

In brief: Multiple causes
There are multiple causes of hypnagogic hallucinations (occurring as you're falling asleep) -- so the treatment depends on the cause.
Sleep deprivation, prolonged stress, hallucinogens like lsd and cannabis can cause these; so can psychotic disorders like schizophrenia. Also, they are part of narcolepsy, which also includes cataplexy, sleep attacks, and sleep paralysis. See your doctor for help.
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