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False Awakening: Meaning, Causes, When to Worry

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What Is False Awakening?

A false awakening refers to the strange experience of “waking up” when you actually remain asleep. It can involve vivid, realistic images that leave you feeling anxious and confused.

  • The key difference between sleep paralysis and a false awakening is that sleep par...

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  • Type 1: A type 1 false awakening proceeds in a fairly straightforward way. After “waking up,” you do the same things you typically would. This type often won’t feel scary as it happens, though you might feel disoriented or somewhat distressed once you actual...

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What Causes It To Happen

A few suggested explanations for false awakenings include:

  • sleep disorders, such as insomnia and sleep apnea
  • anticipation, or knowing you need to wake up early for a specific reason
  • noise and other disturbances that int...

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Lucid Dream

Many people who experience false awakenings also have lucid dreams.

In a lucid dream, you realize you’re dreaming. This knowledge allows you to maintain some control over your surroundings and even change the course of the dream .

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Sleep Better

Improving the sleep you get each night could help reduce the frequency of false awakenings. Here are some general pointers for better sleep:

  • Turn off your phone and other electronics at least 1 hour before bedtime.
  • Take some time to wind down before bed.

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