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What you're experiencing may be a hypnogogic hallucination which many people experience just while falling asleep and/or while waking. This does not mean that you have a psychotic disorder, but rather it is a phenomenon that occurs in between dreaming consciousness and waking consciousness. As far as I know, there is no treatment for this although some people find that sleep medications induce sleep so quickly (and so deeply) that the hallucinations either disappear or lessen in frequency and intensity.
So there is no way to make this stop other than putting my head under the pillow or taking something to put me in a deep sleep? I am not sure I like that because I am not one to take medications.
What causes this to occur?