hypno-, hypn-

(Greek: sleep)

hypnapagogic
1. Inducing sleep or induced by sleep.
2. In psychology, pertaining to hallucinations or dreams that occur just before the loss of consciousness.
3. Denoting a condition similar to the hypnagogic, through which the mind passes in coming out of sleep; denoting also hallucinations experienced at such times.
hypnenergia
A disorder consisting of partial arousal from sleep during which the subject may walk for relatively long distances, return to bed, go back to sleep, and awake the next morning with no memory of having wandered around; somnambulism.
hypnesthesia, hypnaesthesia (s) (noun); hypnesthesias, hypnaesthesias (pl)
1. Sleepiness; a sleepy feeling: After a day outside with fresh air and exercise, Mildred usually feels overcome with hypnesthesia and has a strong need for a nap which she calls a "nappetite".
2. A dulled sensibility resulting from drowsiness: After waking from her nap, Mildred still felt a bit of hypnesthesia and was unable to respond with sufficient energy to prepare her dinner.
hypneusia
Ease of going to sleep.
hypnic
Inducing or pertaining to sleep.
hypnoanalysis
A method of pshychotherapy in which psychoanalysis is employed in conjunction with hypnosis.
hypnoanalytic
hypnoanesthesia (s) (noun), hypnoanesthesias (pl)
The use of induced sleepiness to block pain or consciousness: Rather than risk the side effects of a medical anesthetic, Lini's cousin opted for hypnoanesthesia for her tonsil operation.
hypnoapnea
A temporary suspension of breathing during sleep; also known as sleepapnea.
hypnocatharsis
The reliving of repressed thoughts and experiences with their affective associations that have been brought out during hypnoanalysis.
hypnochezia
An unconscious defecation during sleep.
hypnocinematograph
An instrument for recording movements made during sleep.
hypnodontia
The study of hypnosis in dentistry.
hypnodontics
The application of controlled suggestion and hypnosis to the practice of dentistry.
hypnody, hypnodic
1. In biology, a prolonged resting period (diapause) during development.
2. A long resting period passed through by the larvae or pupae of certain insects.
Also see the mesmerism page for additional enlightenment.

Related "sleep" units: dorm-; letho-; narco-; oneiro- (dream); somni-; sopor-.