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13 April 2011 @ 07:22 am
No one likes a pushy psychosis  
Sometimes, right before I drop off to sleep, I have minor auditory and visual hallucinations.  Not dreams, but actual waking-state sounds and images that exist in my brain but also on the ceiling or perched beside me on the pillow.  These are usually extremely vivid and end when I sit bold upright wondering where the flaming Chinese dragon scampered off to.

These last few nights, I've been hearing a man's voice.  He's quiet and resigned, but pleading, and he keeps repeating, "Children... no. Children... no. Children..... no" in the exact tone of voice you'd use after you've tried to escape but the towheaded cherubs have finally surrounded you in the corn and have already thrown the first rocks.

You don't get back to sleep after something like that.  I am very tired.
kuremmu: parrotkuremmu on April 13th, 2011 09:32 pm (UTC)
sounds like hypnagogic hallucinations to me. i get them sometimes, both visual and audio. if so, not a problem and not a psychosis. i just enjoy the show, myself. it can happen because of overtiredness, stress, or an irregular sleep schedule. some meds, can also make you prone to it. occasionally it can be a sign of narcolepsy. basically, it is just things happening a bit out of order during the process of falling asleep (or waking up, in which case pedants call it hypnopompic hallucinations).
toastqueentoastqueen on April 13th, 2011 09:41 pm (UTC)
Diazsoberloki on April 13th, 2011 11:59 pm (UTC)
That's really interesting. I sometimes have similar, but auditory-only. It's voices sometimes saying my name quietly, or snips of a conversation I'm not part of. Only ever a couple of words, though, like someone walking by in a crowded place.