Hypnagogic hallucinations could be indicative of a sleep disorder. Anxiety and depression could also be making the hallucinations worse, but not treating a possible underlying sleep disorder could be at the heart of the problem.
Sometimes medication alone isn’t enough. You could benefit from counseling. It is a recommended treatment for both depression and anxiety. It could help to regulate your sleep which could, in turn, decrease your hypnagogic hallucinations.
Another possibility to consider is that you have yet to find the right medication. It can take time to find something that works. It is often a trial and error process.
Your antidepressant medication could be negatively impacting your hypnagogic hallucinations. Consider discussing these possibilities with your prescribing physician.
I would recommend consulting a sleep specialist about your hypnagogic hallucinations. Ask your prescribing physician for a referral to a sleep specialist in your community. You might need to undergo a sleep study, to determine if a sleep disorder is present. This link allows you to enter your ZIP code and find a sleep center in your area. Please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle