Hypnagogic definition

hĭpnə-gŏjĭk, -gōjĭk
Inducing sleep; soporific.
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Of, relating to, or occurring in the state of intermediate consciousness preceding sleep.

Hypnagogic hallucinations.

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Causing sleep; soporific.
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Designating or of the state intermediate between wakefulness and sleep.

Hypnagogic fantasies.

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Inducing sleep; soporific.
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Of, relating to, or occurring in the state of intermediate consciousness preceding sleep.

Hypnagogic hallucinations.

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That accompanies falling asleep; especially, pertaining to the semi-conscious period immediately preceding sleep.
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Origin of hypnagogic

  • French hypnagogique Greek hupnos sleep hypno– Greek agōgos leading (from agein to lead ag- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French hypnagogique, from Ancient Greek ὕπνος (hupnos, “sleep”) + ἀγωγός (agōgos, “leading”).

    From Wiktionary