Sleeping hallucinations

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I have been struggling with visions and/images just as I am falling asleep though I am still aware of what's around me. Sometimes sounds but when I m fully awake, it's normal. I am normal during the day and while working. These "phenomena" occurs every time I am about to fall asleep. And it frightens me adding to my anxiety bec what if I will wake up not in my normal self? Please help.. thank you

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    Vinbux, I don't know anything about this, but I wanted to encourage you to stay with this forum. It's a group of very caring, knowledgeable, people. Good for you for finding the site and putting your problem out there. If no one has responded in a few more hours, re word your headline and post again. It will be alright, you just don't know how yet. Hang in there.

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    I would say that it is your nerves causing your sleeplessness and just try to go with your fears to overcome it and sleep. Easier said than done but it is possible to overcome your fears if you apply yourself.
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      Was it Churchill that said we have nothing to fear but fear itself. Fear can paralyze us to the point we don't have control of our thoughts at all. Fear is not a real thing. It is part of anxiety. Try doing something very calming before bed..a bath, soothing music, warm milk with honey, etc. I put on soft music or ocean sounds that play all night. That really, really helps when my mind decides it doesn't want to go to sleep. (just like a little kid)

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      There's one other thing that works just about every time. I go to the sofa with a pillow and blanket (When I was a child and was sick, mom put me on the sofa-very comforting), put on the tv, something dull on a channel with no commercials that blast you awake, turn the sound low and off to sleep I go in a comforting place with a comforting murmur in the background. The past two weeks have been so bad at night that I've done this every night. It works. If I wake up during the night, the murmur is there, I sometimes get a small bowl of cereal, lay back down and off I go again. The sofa thing has worked for many years when for whatever reason I know sleep would be hard to find. I will probably be there again tonight. insomnia is my bugaboo, alsoeek. Be well.

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      Excuse me if I'm being dense, but you said you are working from home. Does that mean you have no sofa, or have a family, so sleeping in the living room or den won't work?

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