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- n. The state of being wakeful.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being wakeful; especially, indisposition or inability to sleep.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a temporary state in which you are unable (or unwilling) to sleep
- n. the process of paying close and continuous attention
- n. a periodic state during which you are conscious and aware of the world
It was in one of those moments where the boundary between sleep and wakefulness is so blurred that you’re not sure whether you’re awake or dreaming – are you lucid while dreaming, or are you dreaming while awake?
According to the Buddha, the actual point of all our efforts on the spiritual path is simply to return to the state of complete wakefulness, which is the true nature of our minds.
Not coincidentally, consciousness can also be defined as wakefulness, and—interestingly—the phrase “she is unconscious” can describe a medical problem or a spiritual one.
Cephalon is trying to maintain its domination of the so-called wakefulness drug market as Provigil loses patent protection in 2012.
Even, in this lightless place, they clung to convention, calling their wakefulness day, and their sleep night.
A related question is whether there was a relationship between subjective alertness and recognition memory at test for the variables that were found to be significant predictors of performance at test above, namely wakefulness during the retention period, and time of testing.
- One is that kind of wakefulness called alerting, sensitivity to your surroundings.
It is, in sum, a kind of wakefulness that should be celebrated, not simply endured.
An occasional night of this kind of wakefulness does no harm, provided no such drugs as coffee, alcohol, strychnine and morphine are used.
He was alert, with the ready wakefulness which is the habit of the trail.