Hypnagogic and Hypnopompic Hallucinations: Things That Go Bump In The Night.
Some one pointed out to me an interesting subject and asked did young Ana suffers from it in “The Tree“
I am positive she didn’t for I never heard of Hypnagogic or Hypnopompic Hallucinations. Well, not until a reader pointed out the subject matter to me. I looked it up and learned something new.
Hypnagogic hallucinations occur during the transition from wakefulness to sleep (just after our head hits the pillow). And hypnopompic hallucinations hit during the waking–up process. People report hearing voices, feeling phantom sensations and seeing people or strange objects in their rooms.
No, this isn’t the case with young Ana. There’s something horrible in that house and around it. These things wake Ana up in the middle of the night and would’ve killed her had not been for many different reasons.
From what I just read Hypnopompic Hallucinations does not kill. It may have a different effect on someone who already has an underlying medical condition. I do not know. I read they can be terrifying but I haven’t read where anyone died from them.