372. Sleep


See also 129. DREAMS ; 154. FATIGUE .

autohypnotism, autohypnosis
1. the process of hypnotizing oneself.
2. the resulting state.
Braidism
the practice of hypnotism by Dr. James Braid, British physician, in the mid 19th century.
clinomania
an obsession with bed rest.
clinophobia
an abnormal fear or dislike of going to bed.
consopition
Obsolete, the act of lulling or rocking to sleep.
dormancy
the state of being dormant or inert.
hypnobate
a somnambulist, or sleepwalker.
hypnobatia
somnambulism. —hypnobate, n.
hypnology
the science dealing with the phenomena of sleep and hypnotism. See also 215. HYPNOSIS . — hypnologist, n. —hypnologic, hypnological, adj.
hypnomania
a mania for sleep.
hypnopedia, hypnopaedia
the art or process of learning while asleep by means of lessons recorded on disk or tapes.
hypnophobia
an abnormal fear of sleep.
lunambulism
the condition of sleepwalking only in the moonlight. Cf. somnambulism. —lunambulist, n. —lunambulistic, adj.
narcoanalysis
narcotherapy.
narcohypnia
Medicine. a numbness often feit upon waking from sleep.
narcolepsy
Pathology. a condition characterized by frequent and uncontrollable lapses into deep sleep. — narcoleptic , adj . — narcolept , n.
narcotherapy
Psychiatry.
1. a method of treating certain mental disorders by inducing sleep through barbiturates.
2. a type of psychotherapy involving the use of hypnotic drugs. Also narcoanalysis. —narcotherapist, n.
noctambulism
somnambulism. Also noctambulation. —noctambulist, noctambule, n. —noctambulous, noctambulant, noctambulisdc, adj.
somnambulism
the condition of sleepwalking. Also called hypnobatia, noctambulism. —somnambulant , n., adj. —somnambulist, n. —somnambulistic, adj.
somniloquism
1. the tendency to talk in one’s sleep. Also somniloquy .
2. the words spoken. —somniloquist, n. —somniloquous, adj.
somnipathy
a state of sleep induced by hypnosis or mesmerism.
somnolence
the condition of drowsiness or sleepiness. Also somnolency, somnolism. —somnolent, adj.

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