Complex nocturnal visual hallucinations.

  title={Complex nocturnal visual hallucinations.},
  author={Michael H. Silber and Mark R. Hansen and Mirle R Girish},
  journal={Sleep medicine},
  volume={6 4},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To describe the clinical features and associations of complex nocturnal visual hallucinations. PATIENTS AND METHODS We identified 12 patients seen between 1997 and 2004 with complex nocturnal visual hallucinations. Charts were reviewed and data analyzed. RESULTS Of the 12 patients, 11 were women. Vivid, silent, often distorted images of people and animals occurred after waking, disappearing with increased light. Idiopathic hypersomnia, beta blocker use, dementia with… CONTINUE READING