Why am I hallucinating?
People experience hallucinations for many reasons. Let’s take a look at some:
A lack of sleep. Not getting enough sleep means your brain is working without enough breaks. When you brain is working too hard it can get confused or make things up.
Hypnagogic hallucinations are like a dream where you might hear, see or feel things when you're falling asleep or waking up. These usually go away when you're fully awake.
Stress or anxiety can affect the way your brain works and how you understand what happens around you.
Physical illness. Hallucinations can sometimes be a symptom of illness, e.g., fever, dehydration or exposure to toxins such as a gas leak in the home.
Migraines can cause you to see changing lights and shadows or see things not quite right (because of blurry or wobbly vision).
Substances. The use of drugs, alcohol, medications and other substances might have side effects that cause hallucinations.
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