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Do you experience nightmares as part of your narcolepsy symptoms and do they affect you even after waking?

  1. I have surreal hallucinations. Morning and night.

    1. Hi . Are they frightening or just strange? Is it difficult to know when you are hallucinating? I hope they don't impact you too frequently. Thinking of you. - Lori (Team Member)

  2. I have terrible nightmares now that I have stopped smoking marijuana. The marijuana actually helped me with sleeping through the night. Among other things. Now I am up every 1 1/2 to 2 hrs. Smh! It's the cost I have chosen to pay to be marijuana free. 🤷🏾

    1. Hi . How awesome that you have stopped the marijuana. It can be really hard to give up something that seems to be helping, but maybe being off it will help your doctor find better way to treat your sleep issues. I hope the nightmares subside over time. Best wishes. - Lori (Team Member)

    2. yes exactly! Thank you so much. 💜

  3. This symptom developed after my N2 progressed into N1. I experienced lucid dreams before I knew what they were. I just knew I wasn't awake, but I was aware. I digressed into a deep depression and soon met what being human meant to me. It was a very interesting journey into my chemical machine.

    1. I have hallucinations that seem real to me. I can shout out for my daughter only to realize that I was dreaming. My dreams are never good. They usually have me trapped some place on a mountain with no way to get down. Sometimes there is a man coming into my bedroom. I am always in distress. I sometimes get up during these dreams to do something like answer the door only to find out I'm just dreaming and no one is there. I cannot remember having a pleasant dream. I shout out quite often. The dreams seem to be coming more often and are more vivid than in the past. I don't know if I am awake when I get up and walk around. Sometimes I think the dreams are real and don't find out until I'm awake and talk to someone and find out that it didn't happen. It is an interesting phenomenon and can be funny sometimes.

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