(No idea where else to post this thread, seems like the appropriate section)
I suffer from CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome), typically low on energy most days, and my sleep routine typically goes all over the place, can be real
hard to keep a routine with my sleep patterns, which is the biggest problem for me. When i get out-of-sync, so to speak, i force myself to stay awake
as an *attempt* to reset my bodyclock. My therapist i have been seeing for the past few years has mentioned several times about this:
which seems to be a good description of what happens with my sleep.
As a work around, to attempt to stay awake during the day; if i were to wake up at 2am in the morning (after a 10 hour sleep) i would deprive myself
of sleep until an appropriate time so that i will wake up at a "normal" time the next day (eg; 9am).
Now, i'm aware that sleep deprivation causes hallucinations (which this post is about). I'm wondering if anybody who knows much about hallucinations
and/or lucid dream states can explain anything about this. This has happened to me rarely in the past, but typically i hear mumbled voices shouting my
name, almost as if someone is speaking directly into my ear, moments before actually falling asleep.
Last night (well, roughly 2pm i fell asleep) i had a visual hallucination of text appearing in my room, prior to going to sleep, literally the last
thing i remembered before falling to sleep was this:
The words "? You need help" appeared scribbled in front of me, at the corner of my room. They weren't fixed to any surface, more or less floating
in a fixed location, as i rolled my head thinking 'What. The. ****.', the words stayed in the same space (almost like they were written on a piece
of glass hanging from the ceiling) and changed through purple/red/blue gradients.
This probably isn't making any sense, but i feel it's important to explain everything that i noticed about this event. Do hallucinations have a
similar explanation behind them, as to dreams? In such a way that specific colours, sounds, or objects describe a persons mood. Is this the same with
hallucinations related to sleep deprivation?
Any ideas what this could mean? It was very vivid, and rather strange. Pretty sure i wasn't dreaming at the time, and there was a weird physical
appearance to it.