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I see images when i close my eyes. Am i crazy?

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diamondriver Nov 29, 2008
Lately i... well i got the impression i get crazy, when trying to fall asleep. It is a very troubled time.

I react negatively to the little images that appear when you close your eyes. It's random stuff usually, and i don't like this. I would rather only see pitch black when i close my eyes.

Then i usually become anguished, because i'm recently afraid to become mentally ill, so i stay awake, because i don't want to see images anymore. Then you know, in the dark, there is some kind of... blue..dots, static.
That's normal, i think. But then the static becomes scary. I see shapes of worms, of small objects. And it's driving me crazy. I hate this hyperactive imagination.

Eyes closed or open, i see those strange artifacts, so i have to open the lights or i really believe i am getting crazy. Sigh... that's why i hate the night. I rarely get enough sleep, i didn't sleep at all this night.
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Seltivo Nov 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You probably just have strong reactions to sensory deprivation. When one of your senses is not getting any input, your brain becomes hyperactive and reacts more strongly to the smallest of signals. People have been known to have hallucinations and hear things when they are alone in a dark room. Best not to worry about it.
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Personal-Pariah Jul 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
... that's called having an imagination, surely?
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:iconrainbowbarf:
yeah, i have to say that i think that's normal. do you stare at a screen for most of your day?
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diamondriver Nov 29, 2009
yes i do , rainbowbarf, i stare at a screen most of my day.
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:iconsuzzzanne83:
Hey, I get this too! Only I don't see negative things. I normally see faces. I wouldn't worry at all. I normally even try to have fun with it. Who says worms are bad? I sort of lie back and just watch whatever images are being produced. I would also recommend, however, eliminating/decreasing any anxiety-producing activity during your day or allowing yourself to wind down before bed. While the images are still coming, however, just take time to sorta get a kick out of them. Honestly, I've been "seeing" things with my eyes closed before falling asleep since I was like 3... I thought it was normal. (Maybe it is) Good luck!
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:iconposebud:
It might sound like jibberish, but sometimes I get the same thing.
I love to read horror and sometimes I read stuff that can get itno your head. Not as in "She died. The End." But as in scarier. If you go to my devArt there are some examples.
Anyways, after erading these I sometimes see these things. And you're right, there is this static blue thing when you stare into darkness!
But I don't get it ALL the time. Seriously.

I'd try yoga or something to calm down. Tell yourself, it's your imagination and try to do things to take your mind off it. Watch something funny or do something you enjoy before going to sleep. I'm sure everything will be fine.
If things don't imporve I say you should tell someone. Parent, friend or someone.
If things still don't improve, see a councillour. (sp?)

I'm sure everything will be fine hun. :hug:

♥,
Posebud
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:iconavanti666:
oops, damn enterkey
and so on and so on,
but better catch some sleep otherwise they'll come to life and stand next to you xD
I went without sleep for 3 weeks, then I saw these things like they were real and had to take antipsychotics ^^
FUN!! :P
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:iconavanti666:
I've got the same, nothing to worry about. Look at the bright side of it xD when you'r on the train, having nothing to do, you close your eyes and look at what your mind brings you now :D
What kind of things do you see?
I saw a little girl rotting away at speedtempo, a fiery phoenix poking my eyes out, a devil laughing with me, a pile of fish (?!), a lion ripping someone to pieces, really bloody ^^, a man with a
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:iconthroughglasseyes:
If it's adversely affecting your functionality in day to day life, it's probably something worth going to a docto over. If it's just kind of a troublesome annoyance, it's probably some sort of guilt/fear that's just sitting in your subconscious that just appears when your mind wanders, in which case you might consider getting counselling for.
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