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Old 11-04-2004, 08:26 AM   #1
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Flashes while drifting to sleep

Not sure if this is a sleep disorder or some other problem, or perhaps it's normal. But sometimes as I'm drifting off to sleep, I'll see a flash of light. It's as if someone is taking a picture with a flash however my eyes are closed.

I thought I've read somewhere that this is similar to your body jerking as you fall asleep, except, it's a visual sleep start.

Has anyone else experienced this?

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Old 11-06-2004, 06:01 AM   #2
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Re: Flashes while drifting to sleep

I wouldnt worry about it, many strange things can happen when falling asleep or waking, including hallucinations

Old 11-28-2004, 06:42 PM   #3
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Re: Flashes while drifting to sleep

I get that all the time. Nice to hear that is not just me. I have narcolepsy, but who know if it has anything to do with this.

Old 11-29-2004, 05:56 AM   #4
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Re: Flashes while drifting to sleep

I've had the light flashes too. Also, a few times (different nights) a loud noise like the static from a TV set when the cable signal goes "off-station", then snaps back in. Sorta shoots across the inside of my head from one side to the other, all within a 1/4 second or so. Kind of weird.

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