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Hypnagogic Hallucination

False sensory perception(s) just before the onset of sleep (hypnagogia refers to the state between wakefulness and sleep).

Example: A man thinks he sees an old woman come through a locked door into his bedroom soon after he turns the light out.

Hypnagogic Hallucination
APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2018). Hypnagogic Hallucination. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 19, 2020, from