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Hypnopompic Hallucination

False sensory perception(s) while awakening (hypnopomp refers to the state between wakefulness and sleep). This issue can be a symptom of narcolepsy.

Example: A woman awakens to an image of her dead father’s face in the window. She attempts to flee but finds she is paralyzed and helpless.

A detailed and technical overview of this category of hallucinations:

Hypnopompic Hallucination
APA Reference
Fournier, G. (2018). Hypnopompic Hallucination. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 8, 2020, from