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Why Do I Hear Music And Voices Before I Sleep


Almost every second night before I go to sleep I hear either voices or music. The music is incredible, usually originating from single instruments or beats, then progressing to full orchestral symphonies. Other times the songs are driven by vocalists, and their voices are completely unrecognizable. The genres vary on every occurrence, but are never self controlled, they're always just projected into my head and are always too intricate to remember.

Im an 18 year old musician so it's almost painful to think that I'm the only one to hear these compositions and that they are lost forever after a single hearing.

I also hear voices before I sleep. They started probably around the age of 12 with what sounded like my friends voices calling my name and often telling me to look in their direction. Also uttering phrases along the lines of 'come their way'. Over the years they changed to unknown voices saying the same things but mainly accompanied by music.

Recently I have been able to almost control this music by adding instruments and changing what they do ect. I know the voices are always delivering clear messages, but it's always just out of my grasp when I leave the state. What does all of this mean? And are there possible ways to remember what is going on in these states.

Any help would be greatly appriciated, I've struggled with this concept for years.

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JohnDoe2761 (1 posts)
2 years ago (2021-05-20)
It's a very interesting experince to hear voices and unique music while asleep.
I would love to listen to the music I've heard but unfortunately I woke up.
It means you have a creative mind.
Italia18 (1 posts)
8 years ago (2014-09-15)
I thought I was the only one. I have the same problem too. It happens when I'm half awake. I'm asleep but I can still feel my surroundings.

This morning I was lying face up, I'm usually a side sleeper, I had Audioslave "I am the highway" playing very loudly in my head, it wasn't crystal clear, it sounded a bit distorted but I could tell exactly what was playing. I should also note that I was playing this song in my car the week before.

Then I thought to myself, I want to hear some Coldplay "white shadows" and sure enough it started to play in my head, some other song that I don't remember was playing before it for a couple of seconds. A shame, because it sounded like a song that I would really enjoy. It probably doesn't exists though cause I never heard it before.

This only happens about 3-5 times a year, And it's usually because I wake up because I have to go to the washroom or something (I drink a lot of water before bed), but then I dose back off to sleep. I think it's kind of cool that my brain is a personal mp3 player.

I also had a dream this same morning after the music was finished playing, and I can actually "feel" things that happened in the dream, Anyone else have this?

For example in the dream today, I was in the gymnasium of my old elementary school and a girl kissed me on the cheek and I felt it like it was actually happening. Then it gets a bit weird, later I punch a whole through the roof and fly down the street during night cause I felt that some evil force was chasing me, and I can actually feel myself flying.

The brain is a powerful thing.
WakeTwin (10 posts)
12 years ago (2011-01-09)
God bless you Aidan,

We share the same experience, word by word I cand stand behind everything what you described 😲 😲 😲 It's amazing beyond doubt, but I know it isn't an exclusive, I believe many of those very focused, productive musicians/composers 'suffer' from this very same 'syndrome'. In essence, we could call it the result of a "very vivid mind and a very sensitive body". Why the body too, as a musician, you should know:o)

Now, I do not recall when did it start precisely, but I recall how it started in my case. Given it a great deal of thought as you yourself know, I did come to some conclusions but no definitive answers. I'll share what I have.

In general, it isn't something you can't get over at sole value, why it's an overhelming HI FI - BIG BAND - BIG TIME... Only, the amplifyer missing to externalize it... But you feel it the same as if it resonates through your very body, through your bones... Now I'm wondering are those the bones of ours "singing"... Who knows:) ... It's literally the "possesed by music" discourse. I can testimony there's no virtual difference between hearing phisical emanations of it, or those mental of ours, the sound is cristal clear, and, LOUD!:)) You Aidan DO know HOW MANY times did I wish for some kind of device or gadget that could record what's been jamming through my head, but, douh, there isnt:)) ) X (( (

The "hearing only human voices" is the especially puzzling part, the musical one I call my "nightly jam sessions", becouse that's what they are, no mather who's "on the repertory". Now, in my case, I started playing music mentaly as a diversive to shake of the "voices hearing" part. I know I was pretty young when it started, maybe around the 5th grade? If I could describe those voices influx with a musical piece, I would go for Gus Gus Polybackwards. I've searched but there's no upload of it on ytb, it's the 11th, hidden track on their album Polyesterday...

So, as I've been falling through the sleep state, I've come to be progressively sorrounded by something bubble-like masses of mental energy, and of pretty obsessive character I can say. They weren't harmonizing with eachother, they were like overlaping erratic amalgams, dancing around my lying body in whisper, occasionally intercepting with it and then pop'ing loud as if somebody've started speaking right on my ear. If you'll take the time to listen to Polybackwards, you'll get the picture. Many diverse voices, young, old, male, female, sometimes coming one by one, sometimes in a group buzzing, of all possible emotional colorations. The least They were, at least very, very anoying. So I resolved, while can't sleep sound, I could be sound creative and start focusing my energy on inner componing.

So, I would start with a phrase, deppending on which mood I was in for, a guitar, a bass, a voice, a cello, a chorus, brass, an eclectronic sample, harp, whatever - name it, and wait from a higher response. The resoult was, as if I blew the "horn", and the cavalry "roll" down the "mountain". Hard to describe how enjoyable this process is, and, digging deeper and deeper, I've started experience, well, yes, hearing instruments as they play, but undestanding them as the've been speaking words, as we humans do:o) But I can't convey it, there's no diference in the sound output, only in my perception of it changes... It's hard to describe, obviously in such state, some of the remotely used areas of our brain become active. I must say, there's a very, very thin line between the wake and unconscious state in those spirits, and is easy to slip out of it and fall asleep (what's been my ultimate intent, lol) or slip again and wake up completely.

Now, I wouldn't dare to point for sure which why there are a frew that could apply, but in such state, the brain has to be emitting some of the transcendental wavelenghts, but notice, in the while-wake state, and that's what produces this unusual sensorama. Tracing precisely which wavelengths are we talking about here could provide the needed link on how to get a grip over this creative process, m?

In extension, I do experience the same musical bursts in a fully wake state too, but there's usually a need for a pretty strong stimulans to trigger the inner ear. The wild beauty of Nature by far works the most...

Bout the voices, I'm not estranged from hearing people thoughts (yes) in the same fashion, however, by using them as junk storages, it tend to make the listening unbearable. Deliberately closed and shielded myself from that praxis. Following the discourse though, I've come to believe those voices I'm hearing priori to sleep state been thoughts of people making their bedtime agendas revision, and in fact, we tend to be amazingly loud in that state.

At least, my handicap is that I've gone under visual arts specialisation, my lifetime regret I couldn't start with music early enough, but I don't inted to give up, it's never too late bonding with what uttmostly has importance.

Greetings and blessings,
Hope to hear from you soon :)
Newblood (1 stories) (202 posts)
12 years ago (2011-01-06)
to DCinAZ
Mad respect for you. An to AnandaHya I deff do believe that some times it is angels it just depends on the person and where you are. An to the people who think that its like the end of days or what ever you are far from right, at the beginng of summer I watched a big glowing light shot from the north star and when it did my prayers have been answerd. What has been laid among us is testg to see if man can be good pretty much and how they handle them selfs. Lets just say I herd from a specail friend that god is looking to collect some new angels when people pass and to makes some benifitcail changes for man for his son has answerd prayers for so longs and now its time for a change ha but you get it. The last time this happened this big god collected 2 very big angels raphiel, marcus and michael and he set up the who line for jesus christ an not to mentch most are gardien angels came from this time.
whitebuffalo (guest)
12 years ago (2011-01-06)
Well, this is just "off the cuff" here, but I do believe I read somewhere that the Great Mozart heard Original Spiritual Pieces, which caused him to write MANY of his compositions.
I also believe I read that Sandy Nelson, and Lynn Anderson did pretty much the same.
Have you ever TRIED to write it out? I DID read where you said they were too vague to recall, but did you ever try to just jot down a few bars?
Maybe you are receiving help for your PHYSICAL talent of music, through these.
Are ANY of the compositions familiar?
Thank you.
DCinAZ (guest)
12 years ago (2011-01-06)
[at Paymon]
Did you just yell "SILENCE"?
You are a demanding little imp, aren't you?
Normally I would ignore a limp gimp like you, but this is just too easy. You can't really believe that anyone would take you seriously can you? Boy, are you going to be in for a rude awakening! You come off as such a clown, and you probably worked real hard on your "attitude" before logging on to the site. I'll bet you practice in front of the mirror too, don't you? That's so cute!
This being a website for psychics, I wonder if it ever occured to you that some of the psychics here are quite adept at Astral travel, remote viewing, OBE's and lucid dreaming? Well, the community that now occupies this space are some of the best around. And we've all been waiting for a chance to "get to know you better", if you catch my drift. So you just keep the little hissy-fits coming boy, it makes our job that much easier.
Thank you and enjoy the rest of your day! 😊 😆 😆
AnandaHya (guest)
12 years ago (2011-01-06)

I think its wonderful that you are a musician. I hear music all the time and wish I could find a way to share it with the world. Sometimes I think its angels singing the world awake or asleep. Other times its just the world breathing or its heartbeat and all the living creatures heart song joining in.

If you could write down the notes and share it with the world, I think it would be wonderful. One of my favorite singers is Jewel, I think she hears music that most have forgotten how to listen to, music that only sings inside the heart and soul but sometimes can be heard in the ears and mind of the listener.

If you are able to replicate the music, please post in on youtube and send me a link via email, I'd love to hear it.:)

Clupt012 [at]
Newblood (1 stories) (202 posts)
12 years ago (2011-01-05)
You are one of meny which sound stupied but its true growing up I had same issues not the music but some voices and wacking up with things in my room. Some time I would hear music to but every time the music would like try to brake through it was like some tihng bad try to cut it off and you could tell because the feeling would change. Music has been one of the bigger parts of my life but I'm not the best at playing instruments but I can make some uniq beats and I have always had some sort of musical mouth. This past summer let's just say I got good with god and he gave me a great gift of sing which I love. An I found out that god was doing some thing dealing with music and it has to do with marry, michael and marcus. I kind of know more then I tell people but I have been told not to share with just every body because last time I did it lead to bad things an let's just say they still have a few little issues with me any ways like smoking cigs. If I smoke to meny or any thing like that they find away to get to me. An there's some other stuff I want to know dealing with you because I have been told that there is others who god and jesus christ have looked apon for diffrent thing an quit a few of them have there fingers in music. One thing I want to know is by any chance with in last month dos the light in a room ever seem to get brighter and the feeling become more comfortable. Heres my email whiterynory [at] get at me some time.
God bless
Jesus rest
Doublemint (3 stories) (261 posts)
12 years ago (2011-01-05)

Let's address your question - what does this all mean? For starters you are experiencing clairaudience or accurate inner listening. Naturally when this happens we hear presence of voices or dialogue; like a river of thoughts flowing information towards us and for some conversation with their guides. Hearing music in this fashion is awesome definitely the "best of both worlds." You are not the only one there are many who hear this way. The orchestral pieces are not lost to you because you are a musician. Next time you hear music allow yourself to open up to it let it fill you up internally this should help with memory and control. Try not to force it just let it flow towards you naturally like a river.

HaruNoTsuki (guest)
12 years ago (2011-01-05)
i don't know. This sounds really cool. A musician hearing music and controlling them at times. I don't know what it's about really. You would have to find out the reason on your own maybe.
Paymon (41 posts)
12 years ago (2011-01-05)
Hehe butterface, nice funny little comment. What you didn't like my comment to this guy or girl? And what you got something against internet terrorist? SILENCE!
Shinigami0 (2 stories) (204 posts)
12 years ago (2011-01-05)
Hey Paymon, they make this great medication called "Midol". I think you should take some, because, cuppycake, you obviously have some PMS issues.

Aiden, I apologize for the comment made by Paymon. Some people have no life worth living, and compensate by getting their rocks off by being a terrorist on the INTERNET, of all places...

That was an interesting experience. Perhaps there were entities around you, trying to get your attention?
Thanks for posting.

Au Revior. 😊 ❤

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