Relating to the state immediately before falling asleep.
- These patients also reported and described hypnagogic images upon falling asleep.
- I wasn't sure whether or not I was suffering from a hypnagogic hallucination!
- Sleep paralysis occurs in the hypnagogic state or the hypnopompic state.
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- Saffron decided that she must be hallucinating, experiencing a sort of waking dream as the hypnagogia of her subconscious came to surface.
- Here, everything resembles hypnagogia (the ‘break-up’).
Late 19th century: from French hypnagogique, from Greek hupnos 'sleep' + agōgos 'leading' (from agein 'to lead').
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