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      Could this have been a hallucination?

      This is the second time while I think I might have been dreaming...or not that I've been woken up by like a door pounding noise. I don't think I heard it when I was wide awake...

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      It could be that I have loud neighbors...

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      If it happened right when you were somewhere on the edge of sleep, it's possible that you might have heard something originating from your mind. These are called hypnagogic hallucinations. They can take the form of sounds, a falling sensation, or apparently, something called exploding head syndrome.
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      Following up on what Travis E. said, it sounds very much like hypnagogia to me. I've had many hypnagogic hallucinations right after waking up, more-so if it's the 2nd time waking up after sleeping in again. This can actually lead directly into a lucid dream if you manage to balance things just right. Do you hear a loud ringing of the ears when it happens? At least in my experience, it's often accompanied by a loud buzzing that escalates and pretty freaky sounds/sights (so its a challenge not to startle myself fully awake). I've observed it even leaves a lingering after-effect of a kinda staticy visual noticable on white surfaces. Counting backwards helps for staying calm and aware, and don't worry, even if it seems loud the sounds won't damage your hearing.

      Just for an example I've often heard footsteps while in this state, or even people speaking- once I was almost 100% certain it was just my mom walking about, up to the point that she even entered my room and nagged at me to get out of bed- and then I opened my eyes and there was simply no one there, no one else was even home. Gave me the chills.

      Also it's worth looking in to sleep-paralysis, this is basically the same state just without the paralysis part.

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