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Related to hypnagogic: hypnopompic, Hypnagogic hallucinations, Hypnagogic imagery


also hyp·no·gog·ic  (hĭp′nə-gŏj′ĭk, -gō′jĭk)
1. Inducing sleep; soporific.
2. Of, relating to, or occurring in the state of intermediate consciousness preceding sleep: hypnagogic hallucinations.

[French hypnagogique : Greek hupnos, sleep; see hypno- + Greek agōgos, leading (from agein, to lead; see ag- in Indo-European roots).]


(ˌhɪpnəˈɡɒdʒɪk) or


(Psychology) psychol of or relating to the state just before one is fully asleep. See also hypnagogic image, hypnopompic
[C19: from French hypnagogique; see hypno-, -agogic]


(ˌhɪp nəˈgɒdʒ ɪk, -ˈgoʊ dʒɪk)

1. of or pertaining to the period of drowsiness between wakefulness and sleep: hypnagogic hallucinations. Compare hypnopompic.
2. inducing drowsiness.
[1885–90; < French hypnagogique; see hypn-, -agogue, -ic]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hypnagogic - sleep inducing
depressant - capable of depressing physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent


a. hipnagógico-a.
1. adormecedor-a, que induce el sueño;
2. que experimenta alucinaciones o sueños antes de perder el conocimiento o de pasar a un sueño profundo.
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Vorstellung, we actually see her triumph over popular negative iconography when without recourse to necromancy she manages to suppress an especially poignant and possibly devastating elegiac event in consciousness: a hypnagogic image of one's wedded spouse in a coffin ("Wakefield", 292).
Domains Associated With Alterations of Consciousness Classified by Their Origin or Method of Induction (4) Origin Alteration Spontaneously States of drowsiness Daydreaming Hypnagogic states Sleep and dreaming Physically and physiologically Extreme environmental conditions induced (pressure, temperature) Starvation and diet Sexual activity and orgasm Respiratory maneuvers Physiologically induced Sensory deprivation, homogenization, and overload Rhythm-induced trance (drumming and dancing) Relaxation Meditations Hypnosis Biofeedback Disease induced Psychotic disorders Coma and vegetative state Epilepsy Pharmacologically induced