short dream-like loss of consciousness
May 21, 2014 2:07 PM Subscribe
Are these short dream-like loss of consciousness feelings common?
posted by daninnj to Health & Fitness (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
For most of my life I've been having these short one-minute periods where it feels like I'm either not alive or conscious or I'm not physically wherever I am. It almost feels like the twilight phase of sleep where you're drifting out but are easily awakened. It's a very strong feeling, definitely not a daydream. This happened a lot when I was in my teens but has popped up in my 20s from time to time. It happens whether I have enough sleep or don't and will happen when I'm focused on something or I'm not.
Sorry to be so vague but it's hard to describe. I've read up on on out of body experiences, hypnagogia, sleep paralysis, and can't pinpoint what exactly it is.