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What is your most common nighttime hallucination?

Is it creepy figures? Shapes or sparkles on the walls? Piles of laundry turning into what you think is your dog?
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  1. I have taken an antidepressant at night for years. Not sure how well it works. A small black human shape walks across my room. My room is different from what it is. Once the devil was on my bed. Terrifying. Tried to kick him off.

    1. That must be horrifying, . Are you able to tell yourself it's not real? I hope you don't see the shape too often and that the devil figure never returns. Gentle hugs. - Lori (Team Member)

  2. Mine are shadow men! I usually see a couple standing in my door way! I always think i flatten my body and slide off the edge of my bed and hide and for a long while was so confused about waking up right in the same spot i went to sleep when i thought i was hiding!!

    1. I've definitely had some hallucinations that get me to jump out of bed! In college when I was experiencing my first hallucinations, there were plenty of times that I flew out of bed to turn the lights on!
      Xoxo/Zzz, Gabrielle

    2. Sorry to hear that you have the "Shadow Man" hallucinations. They can be the worst! I remember having these so much in college. One hallucination I remember is having a guy in a bee-keeper suit burst through my door! It was so scary but when I told my roommate about it she just laughed at me. It does sound funny but it was not funny in the moment, AT ALL. Thanks for sharing! Warmly, Tatiana ( Team Member)

  3. I feel like mine varies from night to night. I think I have about 5 or 6 hallucinations each week (like almost one every night). My most common ones involve a human-shaped figure moving around my room somewhere, but sometimes I will experience ones that involve something getting down into my face. For example, the other night I thought the ceiling fan was falling down onto me. I woke up waving my arms above my head before I realized it was just another hallucination. Thankfully, more often than not, it only lasts a few seconds until I come to. Then I lie in bed for a few minutes with my heart racing.
    Xoxo/Zzz, Gabrielle

    1. Ugh sleep hallucinations involving humanoid figures is the WORST. They're always too creepy. I can relate to waking up with a racing heart after experiencing that. Luckily, thanks to high doses of antidepressants, I am able to sleep without terrifying hallucinations these days. I still have hallucinations upon waking, but they tend to be mild. For example, this morning I thought I was looking through a window next to my bed watching a bird hop along. When I came to and realized it was just my wall, I got a little sad haha It would be so wonderful to be able to wake up to nature like that all the time. Thanks for sharing! Warmly, Tatiana ( Team Member)

    2. I am not currently taking any antidepressants (though I was on fluoxetine for a long time). I wonder if taking an antidepressant would help the hallucinations.
      Xoxo/Zzz, Gabrielle

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