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How is it when you first wake up?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Gabriel, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. Gabriel

    Gabriel New Member

    This is probably an odd question but when I wake up the flickering is really bad and then clears up after a while, is that just me?
  2. efrustrated

    efrustrated New Member

    I have the exact same issue. Normally the snow is not really moving during the day but when I wake up from a nap or wake up from a longer sleep there is a lot of movement in the snow and the snow is thicker and it is very much worse. It takes a few minutes for it to go back to "normal".
  3. Gabriel

    Gabriel New Member

    Yeah that's very odd, I wonder why that is, how could the possibly be connected do you think? But anyway, thank you for replying, I was beginning to wonder if anyone used these forums anymore.
  4. Sydnem

    Sydnem New Member

    Hi There
    My brother has Visual Snow and astigmatism and wakes up in what he describes as semi-darkness
    He has had his lenses checked, his visual field test, oct, retinal scans, blood tests for lipods etc, and he saw his doctor a few days ago and no one seems to know what is wrong with him
    He has just turned 30 and he has had issues with light etc for a while
    He is just starting to get really worried because no one can tell him what it is or at the very least where to look for help
    Please if someone has something similar, or can help, please let me know
  5. Gabriel

    Gabriel New Member

    I'm very sorry to hear that. My name is Gabriel I am 14 years old and I am not sure if I have it or not but I have researched it quite a bit nonetheless, and I am sorry to tell you that there isnt much you can do for visual snow, I know there are some medicines mainly anxiety medication that can help, and there are other methods, I've heard of people doing neck stretches and that has helped them quite a bit, proper posture and proper nutrients helps too, people have found ways of making it better, I truly believe that visual snow makes people miserable and that is the worst part. However, they are researching a cure (as you probably know) and they are making seemingly good progress, some of they're recent study results are coming out later this year, isn't that something to look forward to? In any case, the best thing you can do is be healthy and relax, a good state of mind really helps. If you want me to go more in depth on how do to make it better just ask. Any way, thank you for posting here I appreciate it! And again feel free to ask me whatever you want.
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2016
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  6. darkforest577

    darkforest577 New Member

    Not just you, its because when you sleep your eyes are closed and its ''dark'' when its dark the snow is enhanced because thats all your brain is processing, not just black but little dots... you notice how in dark/dim rooms the snow is always present. So until light enters yer eyes and brain the snow will be a bit more enhanced cause thats all your brain was partly visual processing, ( same happens when you enter a pure black room, the snow gets enhanced, i think thats the same for sleeping, darkness, enhanced for a tad until light enters the eyes...another example, Maybe like how after images happen when you stare at light words on black background, just reversed logic(cause most people the snow is white dots) so basically, the snow is just shortly enhanced from the dark. (tho when you sleep yer brain completely blocks the snow out btw, for me anyway) but this Just my theory anyhow on why its worse when you wake up or when you enter pitch black rooms.
    Last edited: May 5, 2018

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