What is the Hypnagogic State?
The Hypnagogic State refers to a mental phenomenon occurring on the “threshold of consciousness” during the onset of sleep whereby lucid thought, lucid dreaming, and hypnagogic hallucinations can occur. The word is derived from the Greek hypnos – meaning sleep – and agogeus – meaning guide. Think of it as the “half-sleep” state, either immediately before or after falling asleep. Some people call this a “Lucid State” or “Wake Dreaming.” Read more