Relating to the state immediately preceding waking up.
- Also the state in-between sleeping and waking is NOT the hypnagogic state but the hypnopompic state.
- The level I am talking about is also hypnagogic & hypnopompic, because sleep brings on the same feeling of hypnosis.
- Sleep paralysis occurs in the hypnagogic state or the hypnopompic state.
Early 20th century: from Greek hupnos 'sleep' + pompē 'sending away' + -ic.
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