On Friday morning (the day after Thanksgiving), I woke up but did not open my eyes. I figured I would just rest there, since it was that kind of day and I was comfortable. So there I was, when I heard my mom in the room talking to my dad and I think my uncle. My mom said, something like, "I can't wait to eat that pumpkin pie that we got." Then my uncle and dad said something along the lines of, "But you can't eat it, remember?" And then my mom said, "Oh, you're right, I was really looking forward to eating it." Then they stopped talking, and I assumed that they had left the room. After a while, I opened my eyes and saw that my dad was in the bathroom that was connected to the bedroom. I got his attention and asked if he had had a conversation with mom or my uncle about pumpkin pie. He looked at me and said, "It's too early, no one has even gotten out of bed yet." Ladies and gentlemen, please direct your attention to my face.
I consulted the internet, and I read about hypnagogia just before falling asleep and just after waking up. However, I also remember reading about it somewhere before, perhaps even on this website. Something that I wondered after I had this strange experience is if I had tried to move, would I have been able to (Sleep Paralysis and hallucinations, which would be a first for me). I wasn't even trying to move, so I can't be sure. Also, if I had opened my eyes, would I have seen "them" standing there in the room? Or would I have stopped hearing them and woken up fully?
I think I may have had a similar experience this morning. I was on the verge of waking up, and all I saw was black, same as before. Then I heard a voice say something like this: "Stephen Hawking studied umbrellas. He researched many colors of umbrellas and many shapes of umbrellas." Then I opened my eyes. This time, however, I think I was still dreaming but was just about to wake up.
Wow, this is a long post. Anyway, what do you guys think? Can you confirm if this is hypnagogia or hallucinations of some kind? I don't have brain problems, so I'm talking about the natural kind. Have any similar experiences? Any feedback would be appreciated! Thank you!
Jacob wrote:if I had tried to move, would I have been able to (Sleep Paralysis and hallucinations, which would be a first for me).
I don't think so actually. I know when I get this and I truly think that what I am hearing is really happening, I wake up fully. Whenever I have had Sleep Paralysis Hallucinations it is the opposite. I wake up first and think I am awake and in bed and I know it and everything is normal. BUT THEN.... I start to hear or see things and realize I am actually still sleeping! And it doesn't have to be scary, it just happens sometimes, and can lead to a pleasant lucid dream from there if I leave the room. But I suppose if you got use to hearing voices or sounds and just KNOW that it is not real when in that early hour state of mind, I think it could lead to a lucid-false-awakening.
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