Caught between sleep and reality....help!

Caught between sleep and reality....help!

by Travis
(WA)

Hi, I just had a quick question.I have a long history of teeth grinding and sleep talking, and with extreme stress waking up in a defensive/agressive mood thatscared my girlfriend. (Which finally passed after about a week of doing so, and stopped about 3.5 years ago.)

But two nights ago I sat up and began talking to my girlfriend about the Chase bank symbol that was apparently in our doorway. And the conversation went on for awhile until I "woke up," apoligised for waking her and went back to bed.

Now, last night I woke up again (same time of night 90mins after going to sleep.) My interpratation was I was trying to explain to her military tactics, and explain why I had woke her up the night before. But she said I was talking about something else completely and not making sense.That kind of freaked me out so I apologized and tried to go back to bed. Minutes later I thought I was sleeping but my eyes were open and I was unknowingly scratching the bed, and the sound was scaring her...I heard the noise too but thought it was in a different room, but she said I was making the noise.

Both nights I actually knew what I was doing and can remember everything. It's like my mind is caught between reality and dreaming. But the more "awake" I became the more confused I got.

This is scaring both of us, I was thinking something medical (but I am otherwise healthy.) And she just saw paranormal activity so her mind is thinking something else. lol I am just trying to get to the bottom of this.

I am 25 years old. I am usually tired but take a lot of caffeine to counter act that. I am not a stressed/depressed person, and I do not take any medications.

Could it be "hypnangogic hallucinations?"

Any and all help would be VERY much appreciated.Thanks for your time.

Answer

I have a reader who was experiencing the same thing you are. You will need to see a doctor, a sleep doctor.
I dont want to comment much as i am not a doctor and might get a lot things wrong.
I would really appreciate if you could come back here to post what the doc says.

I hope to hear from you soon.

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