posted on Oct, 28 2011 @ 01:00 PM
This happens to me as well, its the result of waking up into consciousness before your brain has fully joined you. Basically what you see are
manifestations of your unconscious or thought forms you have built around yourself. They are not inherently real.
One way I've learned to deal with them is to just expect the unexpected. I can even influence the objects I see with my mind as in a lucid dream,
because they are basically on the same level of reality as a dream. I try to stare down anything horrifying and or just look away for a moment. Either
way if you stare these things down they will vanish and you will see that they aren't real, or how your brain is creating the image out of the light
available in the room.
One way you might deal with it is to become conscious that it might happen and then don't open your eyes right when you wake up, but give your brain a
moment to catch up. Whats happening is basically that the transition between sleeping and waking is not smooth, but rather instant. So your brain is
still projecting dream-like images even though your senses are now receiving input from your surroundings, and the combination of the two results in a
momentary hallucination. The same thing can happen while we are falling asleep too, as the brain transitions into sleep if we open our eyes for a
moment the two worlds can mesh in some unpleasant way.
edit on 2011/10/28 by Seventhdoor because: added