To preface this, I have been prescribed adderall taking the recommended doses for each day and I went a day without (this is a common occurrence, if one if wondering) and this happened that night/next morning when I woke up from sound of my son (who is a real person, age 6) yelling at a video game. This happens all the time, he’ll routinely play videogames if he gets up earlier than us… I turned to my wife who was laying beside me in bed and said, “hey, get up, you gotta take our babies to school” (she is a SAHM), this was an about the time the kids were required to be at school. She told me “I got them on the bus about 30 minutes ago! what are you talking about?” and I said “I heard (my son’s name) talking, I thought he was in here (our bedroom)”. She sighed or whatever and went back to sleep.
Now I’m laying there thinking I’m hearing things. I KNOW I heard, externally, my son’s voice and words that would make sense about what he’s been doing lately. But he wasn’t there. But I heard it externally. It wasn’t “in my head” as far as I could tell.
So, rather then freaking out over this, I thought it was kind of neat. So I decided to experiment a little.
I laid in bed and tried to go back to sleep, thinking this would provoke the hallucinations. And it worked. Several times when I was just about to go “out” I would hear an (external) sound or conversation that I KNOW didn’t really happen. But it wasn’t like an internal dialogue, i heard it as an external sound. Like my brain interpreted an internal dialogue as an external sound and so I thought it was. And the distinction was clear. It was weird, but kind of fascinating.
I haven’t experienced it since that night, but it was really eye-opening as far as audio-hallucinations go.