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Is it normal to hear things that aren't there if I haven't slept in a few days?
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Sleep depravation can cause hallucinations.
For heaven's sake, get some sleep!

In brief: Yes
Sleep depravation can cause hallucinations.
For heaven's sake, get some sleep!
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
In brief: It can happen.
It is occasionally a result of extensive sleep deprivation.
When that occurs, not only can people hear things, they can also see things not there. The person may or may not know it's not real. Restoring sleep generally clears it. However, the onset of a psychotic depression, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder or schizophrenia can start with inability to sleep. That needs more than sleep.

In brief: It can happen.
It is occasionally a result of extensive sleep deprivation.
When that occurs, not only can people hear things, they can also see things not there. The person may or may not know it's not real. Restoring sleep generally clears it. However, the onset of a psychotic depression, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder or schizophrenia can start with inability to sleep. That needs more than sleep.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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