Sleep Disorders Community
Has anyone experienced seeing this when waking up?
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to apnea, children’s sleep issues, jet lag, insomnia, narcolepsy and snoring.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Has anyone experienced seeing this when waking up?

I've experienced this 6 times during the past 6 years. Each incident happened about a year apart. You have no idea how much it scares and frightens me. I'm single, live and sleep alone. This happens within an hour or so after I fall asleep. I really don't know if something wakes me up to see this, or if I just wake up myself.  As soon as I open my eyes, I see a very bright colorful shiney object like a ball spinning very fast coming toward my face, nearly touching it. I grab my pillow and hit it, and it disappears.  Has anyone ever experienced anything like this?  I do not take prescription medication and never used drugs in my life. I'm 61 years old, very healthy, and in excellent shape.
Avatar_dr_f_tn
Hello and hope you are doing well.

If its an occasional occurrence, you need not worry. If it persists, your symptoms could be due to Hypnagogic hallucinations, which are hallucinations that occur between sleeping and waking. This is the symptom of a sleep disorder called Narcolepsy. This sleep disorder is characterized by excessive day time sleepiness, sleep paralysis, cataplexy where the person has episodes of loss of muscle function while awake, hypnogogic hallucinations and automatic behavior.

If it persists or is troublesome consult your doctor for assessment.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Sleep Disorders Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Sleep Disorders Answerers
612876_tn?1355518095
Blank
Heiferly
Howard, OH
1622896_tn?1426267159
Blank
bobdylan1958
Somewhere ?, United Kingdom
1780921_tn?1416842066
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ