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Scared...heard a scary/evil voice while falling asleep...
I just wanted some advice, for some time now I have been suffering from seeing/hearing random images/noises while falling asleep - which has not concerned me. The things I see are when my eyes are closed, and normally the noises/sounds are random gibberish etc.
However last night when I was trying to sleep I heard an evil kind of voice say:
"Your mine now"
Or something nasty like that! It was definitely inside my head...is this something I should be worried about? I barely got any sleep and feel awful now - and am worried about schizophrenia yet again :(
I should add I suffer from GAD and OCD.
Your symptoms look like Hypnagogic hallucination. This may occur with a sleep disorder or independently. The content of the hallucination is likely to be related to what thoughts go on in your mind in your wakefulness. It's probably irrelevant to worry about Schizophrenia.
You might have to check for any issues regarding the quality of your sleep. Talking with your mental health professional can help find that out. Similar symptoms can also be seen with anti-depressant medication.
You also seem to be much anxious about this particular incidence. This anxiety might prevent you from recovering on your reduced sleep. Anxiety out of proportion to the event can turn into fear. Mae sure you don't let it happen.
Hey man. you might have been going through something called sleep paralysis. this is actually a fairly common thing people go through. the EXACT same thing happened to me once. while i was falling asleep i heard a voice say "I've come for you", or something like that. now im not aware of any cure of this problem. but just know that you cannot, and will not, be physically harmed.
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