Definitions

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  • adjective Alternative spelling of hypnagogic.

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  • adjective sleep inducing

Etymologies

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Examples

  • We are told to pay heed to the “interval between the waking-state and the sleeping-state,” the twilight states of mind psychology calls hypnogogic and hypnopompic.

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  • We are told to pay heed to the “interval between the waking-state and the sleeping-state,” the twilight states of mind psychology calls hypnogogic and hypnopompic.

    Experiencing the Next World Now

  • We are told to pay heed to the “interval between the waking-state and the sleeping-state,” the twilight states of mind psychology calls hypnogogic and hypnopompic.

    Experiencing the Next World Now

  • I always hear voices in my head when I'm lying in bed at home ready to sleep, in what I think is called the hypnogogic state.

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  • I also watch brilliant mutating spectacles on my closed eyelids, so-called hypnogogic hallucinations, that usher me into sleep.

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  • This is similar to the "hypnogogic" state experienced just prior to sleep, and the first thing in the morning.

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  • The audio is sure to give the venue's newly upgraded sound system a thorough breaking-in, while the images transport with a hypnogogic flow of abstract patterns conjured through digital manipulations of a dozen shots of what looks like crumpled aluminum foil.

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  • I had a hypnogogic paralyzed dream last winter, while staying at the family cabin in the Adrirondaks.

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  • I realized it was a hypnogogic dream inside the dream.

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  • It started at four this morning when I was jolted awake by a particularly hideous hypnogogic hallucination.

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  • ...and lingering hypnogogic for sleep

    no more cling-clanging bells

    to awaken

    suzanne, suzannagig jig

    December 20, 2006

  • Could I just stick my etymological oar in here (wearing my etymologist's boater) and point out that the roots are hypn- "sleep" and ag- "lead", so the word should be formed hypn-agog-ic. There is no place for a linking vowel -o-. The spelling 'hypnagogic' is much preferable.

    September 8, 2008