hypno-, hypn-

(Greek: sleep)

hypnotize (verb), hypnotizes; hypnotized; hypnotizing
To put someone into a condition that resembles sleep, but in which the person can hear and respond to suggestions or questions made by the hypnotist: The therapist hypnotized Gertrud so that she could describe the horrible auto accident she had recently experienced.
One who hypnotizes.
Like or resembling the hypnotic state.
1. A sleep-inducing substance that accumulates in the body during waking hours.
2. A toxic substance that, according to a discredited hypothesis, accumulates in the bloodstream during drowsiness and ultimately induces sleep.
hypnudism (s) (noun) (no plural)
The practice of or the obsession someone has for going to bed and sleeping without wearing any clothing.
Hypnus, Hypnos
The god of sleep in Greek mythology; identified with the Roman god, Somnus.
A reference to incomplete or light slumber.
Self hypnosis; autohypnosis.
narcohypnia (s) (noun), narcohypnias (pl)
A general numbness that is sometimes experienced at the moment of waking up from sleep.
narcohypnosis (s) (noun) (no plural)
A stupor or a deep sleep induced by hypnosis.
1. Any kind of sleep disturbance.
2. Abnormal sleep and hypersuggestibility as in the hypnotic state, somnambulism, or pharmacologically induced general anesthesia.
An obsolete term for phrenology and hypnosis.
A suggestion made to someone under hypnosis that is to be acted upon at a later time after the period of hypnosis is over.
Also see the mesmerism page for additional enlightenment.

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