the drowsy period between wakefulness and sleep, during which fantasies and hallucinations often occur.
hypnagogue hyp·na·gogue (hĭp’nə-gôg’) n. A drug or an agent that induces sleep.
hypnapagogic hyp·nap·a·gog·ic (hĭp-nāp’ə-gŏj’ĭk, -gō’jĭk) adj.
hypnesthesia hyp·nes·the·sia (hĭp’nĭs-thē’zhə) n. See drowsiness.
1. a combining form meaning “sleep,” “hypnosis,” used in the formation of compound words: hypnotherapy. combining form 1. indicating sleep: hypnophobia 2. relating to hypnosis: hypnotherapy word-forming element meaning “sleep,” from Greek hypno-, comb. form of hypnos “sleep” (see somnolence). hypno- or hypn- pref.