In the middle of my sleep, I feel like I have virtually talked to my close one. Suddenly, when I awake, I realize that he is not beside me. Why am I getting such feel?
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There could be associated psychological condition such as narcolepsy. Narcolepsy is explained by the bouts of sleep during any time in the day, even a person may sleep at workplace. This causes extreme disturbance and requires medical or psychological treatment.Differential diagnosis:
If hypnopompic hallucinations are the only thing you have experienced and no narcoleptic bouts are present, then this is the indication that you are going through normal process of transitions during rapid eye movement sleep.Probable diagnosis:
Hypnopompic hallucinations (auditory type).Treatment plan:
There is no particular medical or psychological treatment for mere hypnopompic hallucinations. However, some doctors prescribe medicines to treat the disturbance that is anxiety caused by this condition.
If you are fine with your hypnopompic hallucinations after learning that it is a normal thing, then you do not need any further treatment. If you find yourself worried about your condition, then you can just take a counseling session with a psychologist.
I appreciate that you just noticed this phenomenon and consulted a specialist. If you find any other psychological factors such as narcolepsy, then this is the alarming point. Just get the problem treated as soon as possible without any hesitation and delay.
Also, check if there is any other sleep related problem present such as nightmare, sleep terror, narcolepsy, etc. You can consult a sleep specialist in order to rule out these conditions.
For further information consult a psychologist counsellor online.---> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/psychologist-counsellor
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