You’re not asleep, but you’re not awake either. What’s the word for that mysterious feeling?

A hypnic jerk is someone you wouldn’t want to share a cab with, right? Actually, it is a feeling that many of us experience nightly.

In “Inception” the dream travelers move from dream to dream via a “kick,” which is like a hypnic jerk. Sleep starts, night starts, or hypnagogic jerks are also names for the feeling of an involuntary myoclonic twitch that happens just as we’re beginning to fall asleep. Myoclonus is when our muscles move suddenly, without any rhythm or pattern. (Find out if the word “inception” actually has anything to do with dreaming, right here.)

Hypnnic jerks happen during hypnagogia, which is a state that occurs between sleep and being fully awake. Some of history’s great thinkers and writers, including Aristotle, and in more recent times, Edgar Allan Poe, have pondered hypnagogia.

Hypnagogic is related to drowsiness, which we often feel profoundly when we are on the brink of sleep. The word drowsy comes from the Old English drusan or drusian, which means “sink” and “to become low, slow, or inactive.”

Interested in more thoughts on sleep and dreams? Read our post in which we discuss oneiromancy, the practice of predicting the future through the interpretation of dreams.

Had any dreams with words in them recently? Those are called hypnagogic images. Share them, and perhaps you can gain some insight from the collective wisdom of your fellow readers.

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Hindustan Times (New Delhi, India) February 12, 2011 The website first created for Harvard students in 2004 eventually became a vast global community with 500 million members.

Now, a British mobile phone maker has collaborated with the social networking site to launch the first ‘Facebook phone’, reports the Daily Mail.

London-based INQ Mobile on Thursday revealed two new Android smartphones for the UK market that are designed expressly for 18-28 year-old Facebook users – the INQ Cloud Touch and the INQ Cloud Q.

Up until now, Facebook has consistently denied that it was making a phone.

Now the company has come clean about its plans.

Working closely with the team behind Facebook, INQ has given the home screen a visual feed that lets users quickly access updates, pictures, videos, and other Facebook content.

The phones provide quick links to all the popular Facebook features, including chat, messages, wall postings and notifications.

Facebook messages and instant online chat facilities are what today’s generation now uses for communication.

‘Writing on a (Facebook) wall is as easy as sending text messages,’ said INQ’s co-founder Ken Johnstone.

‘INQ has built an innovative and easy to use set of features that enable people to use common Facebook interactions such as viewing photos and videos, chat, message, and check-in to their favourite businesses all from the home screen,’ said Henri Moissinac, head of mobile business for Facebook, in a statement. go to website facebook phone number

Facebook Places is accessible directly from the home screen, giving people the ability to use the feature to check in at stores, restaurants, clubs, and other spots.

Facebook’s Events feature is also available to let people schedule events and sync them with Google Calendar.

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The Cloud Touch is powered by a Qualcomm 600MHz 7227 chipset and offers a 3.5-inch HGVA touch screen, 4MB of memory with an option to add more, and a 5-megapixel autofocus camera.

Also built into the phone are Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, Bluetooth, GPS, an FM radio, an accelerometer, and a compass.

The cost of the phones has yet to be revealed but it is thought the price will be set low to attract teenagers.

INQ said the Cloud Touch would be on sale from April, with the Cloud Q launched in the third quarter.

Published by HT Syndication with permission from Asian News International.

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  1. Emily -  November 15, 2016 - 8:02 pm

    I keep having a reoccurring dream that I’m laying in my bed staring at the ceiling and looking around the dark room feeling like I can’t sleep, but I then wake up. I’m dreaming that I can’t sleep. And it makes me tired for school the next day and then it’s hard to concentrate. What is this and how can I get it to stop? It’s interferring with my schoolwork.

  2. Mckenzie -  October 13, 2016 - 12:43 pm

    When I was in the bathroom and my mom was doing my hair, but then suddenly there was this little fuzzy thing that I saw and it started to get bigger. Then I fell and my mom told me that my eyes were inside my head, and I really didn’t know what just happen. But I wasn’t shaking so that was good, and this was this morning at Oct. 13, 2016.

    • Mckenzie -  October 13, 2016 - 12:45 pm

      I was really scared

  3. Clare -  September 26, 2016 - 10:38 pm

    I have had sleep disorders and hypnogogia brought on by insomnia for years. This is always preceded by a really loud internal bang just as I begin to doze off so I know its coming. In the beginning I was absolutely terrified and would feel the usual being pinned down and hallucinate, but I am no longer powerless in these state and find it easy to change direction but I guess this is what insomnia does to you.. I have found it incredibly easy to get into this hypnogogic state after learning meditation. Incidentally when I do sleep (or perhaps I don’t!), I also have very lucid dreams which I can control easily.

    I am very interested in dreaming in words as I have noticed this is happening really often. I am very aware that there are no pictures but words or sentences just repeating in random orders until I acknowledge them. These are words relating to issues that have I seen or been thinking about during the day and those that relate to them – along the lines of ‘Mallets Mallet’. I wondered if, perhaps, this is really how we dream, we just throw the images up there in split seconds after, because that’s how imagination works after all.

    • Malusi -  November 16, 2016 - 2:23 pm

      When this started it was like this, north, east, south and west . This thing is like a dream it goes like this at the north I would see ghostly figures having gold crowns on their heads,at the east is just a sea,at the south is where I’m coming from fly and at the west there are old hurts inside them I would see old grannies that are witches and beautiful fields and huge lakes with strange monsters .ant the middle of these points are common people and I would communicate with them .when this thing ends 10 minutes later roughly my head aches and so dreadful.This started 19 years ago bt it jus changes every year like four years ago it just makes my head vibrates and see visios and whatever I think when this thing happens it’s gonna happen I really don’t know what’s going on I need help.

  4. Jessycah -  August 21, 2016 - 4:10 pm

    So, I just experienced this for the third time, one in each day, being minutes ago the third one. I’m in my bed with my laptop and suddenly I just feel like I’m slipping away, I don’t really know how to describe it but I know that I can think and I’m aware of what is happening. I don’t really know if I can move because I just stay still until that wierd sensation is gone. It only lasts for about 10 to 15 seconds, and it feels like I’m slipping for about 3 seconds, 2 I’m ok and then 5 more until I feel normal again. Does anyone ever experienced this or know what it is?

    • Ericka -  October 27, 2016 - 11:47 am

      I just experienced something alike I was in my bed using m laptop I felt super sleepy so I decided to close it and take a nape then suddenly I begin feeling 100 robots talking in my head and my head vibrating and shaking. I wasn’t able to open my eyes I remember trying to open one eye and I could nearly see and hear my child in our living room watching cartoons. I tried to reach my laptop to call my husband with it and i couldn’t move my hands. Then it left for little but my body was to tired to get up not even 10 seconds had past and I felt it agin only this time I was able to move my hand a little closer but every time my hand would got near my laptop I would feel worst. Then I suddenly woke up and it was like nothing really happened. A minute later my husband called and told me it was probably a bad dream. I feel like Im going crazy I need to know if this was just real or not

    • Justin -  December 11, 2016 - 6:49 am

      What you describe kind of reminds me of what I experience once in a while and I don’t know what it is either

  5. Zack -  July 30, 2016 - 1:14 am

    What happens to is wierd and i dont know how to really explan it but i feel like im just laying there in bed wide awake trying to sleep and some times i feel that way till i have to wake up then when i open my eyes i feel kinda rested can someone help

    • Ethan -  August 11, 2016 - 11:45 am

      Sometimes you can dream you can’t sleep when you are asleep, and it leads to disrupted sleep like this. It’s hard to fix, though.

    • Jo -  August 27, 2016 - 9:41 pm

      Hi there? Do you still feel the same? For how Long have you been suffering from this kind of weird sleep?

      I am also disturbed of sleepless night which I can’t explain. I am half sleep and half awake. I really wanted to sleep, however I felt like for the whole night I just felt my mind is just Travelling, wandering around..till the next morning, I’m still confused if I was able to sleep or just thinking too much.

    • ed -  September 4, 2016 - 8:29 am

      Ever since I went through cancer I have had this also. It seems I am also able to think out problems. I feel like I am awake but it also feels like I am dreaming. It’s like I am asleep yet awake. When I get up in the morning I don’t feel like I am waking up just that it’s morning and I feel rested enough to get up. Sometimes in this awake dream state I start to think about something that troubles me and I’ll get up because I feel I am not tired enough to actually be asleep.

      Sometimes the night goes in and out of this.

      At times during the day I feel a lack of energy but my thyroid was also destroyed during radiation treatment. The most interesting thing to me is that it seems I am actually solving some work related issues while in this dreaming awake state. I’m finding that to my advantage and wanting to practice this more.

      Only wish I knew what this is called and what other interesting facts are there concerning this.

      I’ve always been a light sleeper but this is being awake.


  6. Yatesy -  July 17, 2016 - 8:41 am

    Strange one this- i woke the wife up during this dream, i proved to her i was awake by waving my hands, BUT I was dreaming about going through a portal to another dimension, i even had a converation with her.
    It was the early hours of this morning and i can still remember it.
    The only thing that i can really say why it was a dream was that i could not remember names for every day objects like ‘floor’.
    Wide awake inside a dream – very strange feeling

    • karianne -  August 15, 2016 - 1:50 pm

      I had a terrifying experience on being asleep partly while awake. Like I could move and walk and barely talk. I was not totally awake, but could move, like under anethstisia .. again I am able to move while still asleep. like i’m stuck in between falling asleep and awake. like I couldn’t wake all the way up

  7. Kaley -  July 1, 2016 - 12:45 am

    I have been researching but nothing has come up for this situation. More than a few times I have woken up during a dream and they continue. I am aware I am awake, but as I said my dream continues. I woke up around three this morning checked my phone and looked up to see an unnaturally big spider. I gasped and scared my cousin and sister and it disappeared. I remember these actions yet I remember not checking my phone and just looking up. I can’t find a solution to this problem. Some other things that have been happening are I have been oversleeping, having short term memory loss, and increased irritation and anxiety. I tell people in my family but they always say I’m fine and I don’t need to go to a doctor to diagnose something, but I feel like it is something and I want to be safe.

    • Maci -  July 2, 2016 - 1:49 pm

      I have been doing the same thing. I recently got in a car wreck and one thing that distracted me before I wrecked was a spider that was on my car. When I went to bed that night I had a dream about the spider, I woke up checked my phone, which said 5am, and then I thought the spider was dangling over my face. I vividly remember moving to the other side of my bed and swatting at the spider. It was as if my dream continued when I woke up. (of course there was no actual spider there.) I have been searching but can’t find an answer as too why this happened.

    • Amber -  August 6, 2016 - 7:57 pm

      Omg! I think I might have the same thing. Sometimes I am dreaming and suddenly my eyes open in real life and then my dream takes place to what ever I am seeing in real life…. Such as let’s say I am dreaming about an elephant, suddenly my eyes open and I see my dream on my bed room ceiling and then I like snap out of the dream and just see my normal ceiling. I don’t know why I do that but I do know that my eyes open when I sleep but u can only see the the white part of my eyes

  8. gabby beats -  June 27, 2016 - 8:19 am

    Today I woke up weird. I was half asleep and half awake. I felt like Iwas drunk though but iI wasn’t. I was having a weird dream that a guy was oon top of me that I knew but iI was awake to and Iswore iI saw someone on top of me but barley can see. Look like a female with 2 pony tails on the side. I can feel in my dream and I could feel in reality. When Isaw it iI decided to fight and wake up to see what it was cuz Iwas grabbing onto it. When iIwake up nothing was there. But I was half asleep and half awake. I was feeling what I was doing in my dreambut iIwas seeing in a diff version awake to.

    • Indigo -  June 29, 2016 - 2:54 pm

      I am curious as to if anyone has experienced something similar or could explain this for me..
      Last night, (which marks the second occasion) I was fully asleep, however, fully conscious of my thoughts, which were not conjuring up dream like imagery but instead reflecting on myself as a person. I can’t recall any visuals, just a voice in my head, in the form of thoughts, reflecting on my personality traits, experiences, relationships ect… See I know I was asleep as when I woke up to use the bathroom, it stopped and instead my awareness was focused externally.
      I might add that I had enjoyed a spliff hours earlier, which I feel is somewhat connected. However, I still cannot explain how I woke up recalling these thoughts and remembering them happening, the same way you remember a dream, but then forget the exact details of each analysis. It sounds crazy I know, but any help to make sense of it would be appreciated

      • CharmingThief11 -  August 26, 2016 - 10:54 pm

        IVe gone through it also, when this happened to me though it felt like i was sitting there for hours staring off into space and i never once blinked. One thing that i cant wrap my head around is that i remember saying some words but i’ve never heard them and i cant recall them either. since that has happened tho ive been different. not in a bad way, actually i’ve improved. i see things more clearly but i still have many questions that float around in my head. Is this normal?

  9. Jayme -  June 14, 2016 - 11:07 pm

    So this isn’t the first time this has occurred.. but about two nights ago I was dreaming and in this dream I threw a chair lol can’t remember why but as the chair got hit the floor at the exact same time something fell in my room and woke me up .. I don’t know what to make of it or how to interpret it.. the best guess I can come up with is I’m very intuned with my surroundings.. please let me know your thoughts or if you have experienced this as well

    • splash -  July 26, 2016 - 1:05 am

      what you heard fall in your room happened first. It registered in your mind and directed it into your dream after you heard it and then you awoke.

  10. Dee -  April 27, 2016 - 7:24 pm

    So I was feeling very high amounts of stress so I decided to take a bath—something I rarely do. I was just laying there when I suddenly everything became so peaceful. TOO peaceful in fact. It got to the point where I could only hear my heartbeat and then to the point where I couldn’t even hear that. My body felt heavy and limp. My brain felt numb. I couldn’t tell if I was awake or asleep or somewhere in between. I felt as if I could do anything, go anywhere, and I would never have to worry about anything ever again. I was suddenly jolted up/awake for no reason at all. I instantly fell back down after I jumped up because the weight of my body seemed unbearable. It slowly became easier to move and I got up and out of the tub. It turned out I spent 40 minutes in there. I have no idea what had happened still and it scares me quite frankly.

    • splash -  July 26, 2016 - 1:24 am

      yes, I had one like this before. I tried my hardest to fight it by waking up. I remember it being more like a nightmare though which in my dream i knew I was dreaming and just had to wake up. It was if I was trapped in the dream state. It was very vivid to. My arms and legs were too heavy to lift up. I was talking to myself in my mind “wake up, you gotta wake up,,,I can’t, its to heavey”.

      • child of Jesus Christ -  August 3, 2016 - 4:04 pm

        I’ve always loved the Lord but I can tell you all that he tries to tell us things in our dreams sending us warnings. I’ve been going through dreams and can’t hold my eyes open but can’t fall asleep either. Dreams some are vivid and I’ll never forget and others no memory of. I’m only sharing this because lately I’ve been reading my Bible more and it plainly tells us that he deals with us and gives us warnings in our dreams. The one dream vision whatever you want to call it. I had beaten into a coma state as I was going out I saw a bright light that was blinding I knew it was the Lord Jesus Christ when I came outof coma state and woke I saw a black panther with huge teeth. That was my warning to get sin out of my life. My prayer to all is to repent of sin and find life. He is calling on you.

      • Melinda S -  November 10, 2016 - 6:55 pm

        I was having these similar things happening to me as I slept, quite often, about a year or so ago. I would be awake and fully aware that I was still sleeping. I felt frustrated and trapped inside my body or head however you want to put it. I kept praying that somebody or something would wake me up. I can’t remember more details about it because it has been awhile since I have experienced it. I just thought about it the other day when I heard someone talking about sleep paralysis. I decided to google it to see if this is a “thing’ and was reading through the posts. Your post felt the most similar to my experiences. Have you had any lately? Reply back if you want. Thanks

        • Melinda S -  November 10, 2016 - 6:56 pm

          My response was to “Splash”.

    • Natalia Beke -  September 23, 2016 - 8:16 pm

      That does seem quite scary. Go to the doctors and get checked out.

  11. Star -  April 10, 2016 - 6:54 pm

    I go to sleep but I don’t dream I just remember see black

    • Chloe -  April 21, 2016 - 10:47 am

      Recently I’ve been waking up in the middle of the night. When I go back to sleep I can hear my thoughts, I also feel as if my eyes are open looking around . I feel like I’m awake but I’m asleep. I was just wondering if anyone knows what this is called its happened to me a couple of times. Someone told me i could be astroplaining or a type of insomnia. I would be very greatfull if I could get some knowledge on it and why this keeps happening to me. Thank you, Chloe :)

      • Charlie -  May 30, 2016 - 8:12 am

        Hiya, i see this message has been here a while but thought i’d reply anyway.. I’ve been looking into Lucid Dreaming a lot recently and what you’re experiencing sounds quite similar.. Lucid Dreams are when you’re asleep but you’re fully aware in your conscious mind that you’re dreaming (basically you’re asleep but your mind is still awake) When this happens to you try and think about a dream or bringing your thoughts to life as you can hear them, you should start dreaming and be able to control what is happening which can be quite fun. Its nothing to worry about though, it happens to me all of the time haha :) Charlie xo

        • Will Calhoun -  June 10, 2016 - 2:45 pm

          Sleep paralysis. It’s where your brain paralyzes your body so you don’t move around in your sleep but it’s supposed to go away as soon as you wake up but sometimes there’s a delay

        • Will Calhoun -  June 10, 2016 - 2:47 pm

          I have done this it is fun you can try to fly or do whatever you want the key is trying to remember it the next day

      • Dixie -  August 18, 2016 - 4:58 am

        I just woke up to this same event in my sleep at 4:40is but I woke up with a knock in my wall. This happens to me at times. But I realized I have been sleeping different patterns I sleep in the daytime to stay awake night time. It probably has to do with the idea of unemployment or the heat in my house.

        • Dixie -  August 18, 2016 - 5:07 am

          The message I wrote was for the event Chloe wrote.
          I had the same experience at 4:40ish of the morning
          I feel rested like if my brains rested and my body’s aware that im moving my eyes half asleep half awake
          I always think im in a mid world
          Similar like astro or a subconscious world . im dreaming and speaking in my dream
          And this knock
          Happens once in a while
          My sibling gets this too
          She hears knocks inbetween our rooms
          But she usually dreams when she hears them too

      • Hania fatima -  August 20, 2016 - 7:08 am

        It sounds like paralysis. I feel like my body is locks up I can’t move and can shout cry but no body listen and was terrified in dream Moreover I can see anything going outside(in the world) even if light turned on or off even i could read book or watch time and most strange thing is that I can memorize that happened yesterday or another day Before. I don’t know what it is but I am very tired of it…it is very horrible… No one help me……no verse no holy script nothing…. Moreover sometime I saw Somme Walking toward me and it came so close to me I realized it’s me …..when I woke she was wearing the same Dress….plz tell me what is it…why I watch it..and how to get rid…..

    • Star -  November 21, 2016 - 12:25 am

      Well I don’t know what it is because I’m tired but I’m back to normal and I don’t know what just happened

  12. Stacy -  April 6, 2016 - 1:29 pm

    I want to know what happened to me. I was fully awake talking to a friend right before night fall. The next thing I know I went in to like a dream state and my friend was over me trying to wake me. She tells me she is taking me home then and we walk out to the car. While going home I fall back into dream state again. I don’t remember much how I got home but I remember the most darkest dream I have ever had. Once I got home I thought it was over but it happened again with my mother. She had me admitted because I really thought that I went to hell that night. After being evauated they thought I was nuts. One of the doctors said lack of sleep and it sounded like a seizure. The next time it happened I was about to go to sleep and my mouth was dry. I told my husband I was going to water. He followed to the kitchen I was standind holding the fridge open to get water when this weird nausea feeling came over me. Then I fell in the floor and went into dream state again. When I came to the paramedics was over me. It is like my brain just falls asleep. No one really knows what happed but I have being trying find out for myself. If you have any answer please help. Thanks

    • Michael -  April 9, 2016 - 8:22 pm

      It sounds like simple narcolepsy with possible cataplexy and Hypnogognic experience.
      Go to a sleep doctor for a check- up. If he agrees the will run a battery of tests which usually is a polysomnogram and a multiple sleep latency test.
      It usually takes a while to get an appointment so keep a daily log of when you go to sleep, how long, if you have really tired feeling episodes durning the day etc. there are several excellent logs on the Internet.

      • James -  August 28, 2016 - 5:17 pm

        This is a bit strange ino but one night I was laying in bed half asleep and all of a sudden I went into a dreem of me playing football with a few friends then I fainted in the dream but I was completely aware that this was happening and knew I was dreaming but I couldn’t move or open my eyes and then I was in a room with a tall man dressed in black with a black top hat and a wooden Kane who was getting closer and just as he was about to touch me I was able to open my eyes but I also woke up thinking I was dead

  13. Jay Ditsworth -  April 4, 2016 - 2:10 pm

    What about if you keep thinking of a specific person every night when your at that stage?

  14. sandiseattle -  March 8, 2016 - 12:41 am

    I always called this “twilighting”, nice to know what the real name is

  15. Gary -  February 23, 2016 - 9:54 pm

    Not enough time to read more than the first 30 posts. Didn’t see what I feel, though it’s probably there somewhere because I have met several people who have concurred to have had the very same feeling. Peaceful, intense, seductive. Then overwhelming to the point that you must bring yourself back. No questions of eternity while there, for you feel as though you are eternal. Some say they can go there whenever they want. Some people have probably gone way deeper than I have. I can’t really go there anymore. The human brain is apparently far more impressive than the strength of an ant.

    • Eva -  March 2, 2016 - 5:48 pm

      Hi gary, i was wondering if we had the same thing. I was trying to fall asleep because i was exhausted and i started to think about what it would be like if i could visit rodeo drive in LA and all of a sudden i started to hear people talking as if they were walking past me. And then i started to see and its like i was being pulled into the image. Then i was on rodeo drive. When i got scared i came back i know it wasnt a dream. But at that moment i knew that we are not only humans and that there is way more to experience.

    • Dee -  April 27, 2016 - 7:26 pm

      That’s exactly what my own experience was like. It scared the shit out of me and I just want to know more about it or at least what it’s called.

  16. Bethyboo177 -  February 7, 2016 - 11:05 pm

    I feel as if I’m awake all night long just tossing and turning but actually I do fall asleep now and then but wake up trying to sleep, I don’t know if I do actually sleep or not but in the morning it sounds as if I’ve been awake for ages. Does anyone else get this?

    • Bryce W -  February 14, 2016 - 8:17 pm

      Just now, I felt like I was falling. I wasn’t even asleep though so I don’t know why. Does anyone know what this is?

    • Simon -  March 26, 2016 - 10:18 am

      Yes I do and it fells like my brains for got how to sleep u am so sceaed

    • melody -  July 4, 2016 - 3:10 am

      This is me. It never ends. Night after night. I never really sleep no matter how much i want to sleep.

    • julbug -  August 22, 2016 - 7:40 am

      I believe I experience the same thing or similar. Im in bed between 5-10 hrs. I guess asleep somewhat like cant move or well other than rolling but not really like open my eyes. I feel awake and aware entire time. I dont ever dream or recall a dream always wake up feeling like I didnt sleep at all pretty much ever since a child. I dont care what it is as much as can something be done? It is nice though Im not the only one, im always tired and I think my mood swings anxiety etc is a result.

  17. Lyle -  October 25, 2015 - 4:03 pm

    I recently went through a time of total sleeplessness. I would go for days with what seemed like only a very few hours of sleep. I was admitted to a mental health ward for anxiety and depression. A number of meds were tried to no avail. Sleep aids that I was given would cause severe side affects. I was told that I was sleeping but that my brain would not let me know that i was asleep. I never was told what the name of the disorder was. I have gotten somewhat better and am getting enough. realized sleep, to be able to function. Can you tell me if I have been duped or is there a name for this disorder??

    • barbara sulzen -  October 29, 2015 - 6:54 pm

      I suffer from chronic insomnia, and I can relate to hypnagogic images. At least there is a title and category for it.

    • Amanda -  December 19, 2015 - 1:12 pm

      I do this every night and it’s driving me crazy! I don’t ever feel rested!

  18. Izzy -  October 1, 2015 - 9:32 pm

    PLEASE HELP! So in the past two years I have been having a very weird sleep experience. What would happen was I would be having a dream that I was in a club meeting for school. In the dream someone would take to me. As a response to this, I would sit up in my bed in real life and answer the question. At the same time, I would tell myself that it wasn’t necessary because I was dreaming. It’s like I am dreaming but I am fully aware of the situation and I respond to it in real life. It’s almost like one half of me is dreaming and the other half is telling me to stop because I am dreaming. Please help

    • Chloe -  October 27, 2015 - 4:21 pm

      I have this same experience! I honestly don’t know why or what it is but it’s annoying because I lose sleep over it. I think it might be just over stimulation from the day but I’m no psychologist. If you learn more about this please let me know!!!

    • Elizabeth -  November 25, 2015 - 8:57 pm

      That happened to me when I was prescribed a muscle relaxer. I woke up every 10 minutes for about an hour! It was miserable bc I was like, oh crap… Here we go again, every time. I didn’t figure it out until about 4 days later that it was the medicine, but once I did, I was SO relieved to get some quality sleep!!

    • Jay Ditsworth -  April 4, 2016 - 2:15 pm

      Idk but ive done the same thing i think its just us as people want to answer the question or maybe that question actually means something to you, it is your mind that is asking the question it could be your subconscious trying to bring something to your attention, just a thought, next time try to pay attention

    • Jenna -  June 6, 2016 - 9:21 pm

      When I am asleep and in my dream my teacher will ask a question but when he asks the question I will sit up in my bed say the answer out loud while holding my hand in the air and I will wake up with my hand in the air.

  19. noah bell -  September 26, 2015 - 5:34 am

    hi, my friend owen has a weird sleep disorder(or something). Sometimes hell sleep over and most of the time he will fall asleep before me. anyway within about 10-20 minutes hell wake up and talk about something that i have no clue about. This one time he woke up and argued with me that his dog sandy was at my house. the dog has never been here. but soon after hell come to grips and forget about it. another time he mumbled about forgetting to put something on an app?…got up went up to my kitchen then walked down my hallway, soon after he came back down said something about a watermelon, sat down and remember nothing of it. I don’t even know what to call this. Its not an emergency but please help me. its really creeping me out

    • Akash -  May 25, 2016 - 4:21 pm

      you’ll be glad to know he isn’t the only one with this. My little brother has something same as your friend owen. One i got up at night to drink some water from kitchen, he came there too. his eyes were open and he was walking as if he is very tired, then he said something to me which i totally didn’t get it because his words were all twisted. So i asked him ” What? what did you say? ” and he again mumbled something……so because i knew he had this thing to wake up in sleep and say things, i shook him. when he came to his senses he didn’t knew why he was in kitchen. That was the most worst time of him. other time, he would just wake up and mumble something and then go back to sleep.

  20. Aly -  September 9, 2015 - 4:45 pm

    So today i woke up and I was like in a dream still i was walking around and talking to people still but i thought we had someone living with us when no is there and the only way i was forced into reality was by being splashed in the face with water. This is the second time its happened ill be able to walk and talk and everything but i think something or someone is there or has been there for a while. My grandpa had done the same thing right before his stroke, is it health signs? Am i crazy or what? Why is this happening, and is there a way for it to stop.

    • karmin -  September 27, 2015 - 9:31 am

      i think that happen to me too i feel like i’m in a dream i can’t feel my body parts i talk with people about my problem and they don’t understand me i stay at this situation for five hours then i try to drink caffee and wash my face and i get better after this but i don’t know what was this

      • yash Raj -  January 15, 2016 - 11:50 pm

        hello karmin, I had also experienced something likr this, don’t know what to call it. I am yash, I live in INDIA. I am a Hindu ( sanatan), I don’t believe in Christianity, Islam or any other religion but one day I was seating on the roof top of my house with my friend at 7:00 pm in the evening and suddenly we started arguing. I don’t know what happened to us but I felt like I am also a god but my friend hid this from me although he knew about it and I felt like cheated, I always use to feel lonely and feels like I have been cursed or something like that and wants to return home, I remember some lines I spoke to my friend-

        P S :- we always talk in Hindi to each other but suddenly at that time we started to talk in English to each other.

        Me- why didn’t you tell me earlier

        Friend- you never meant to be

        Me- you always hid it

        Friend- I was supposed to be.

        Me- (furious) I always thought to be ( about not belonging to this species. I.e human)

        and after this we got normal .

  21. Mariana -  July 20, 2015 - 3:02 pm

    This has happened to me a couple of times, where I believe that I have fallen asleep, but I wake up seconds later to a constant dream of falling, either off the stairs or a ride. As soon as I awake my body jumps, and i turn cold. As well to my heart dropping.
    Any clue what is going on?

  22. Giovanny Gerardo -  July 16, 2015 - 11:20 pm

    (Not part of the problem yet) So earlier today I had gone on a summer bridge field trip. Everything was good, went to LMU had fun. But after the trip on the way back to school my friend and I were next to each other on the bus, I wanted to sleep but I couldn’t because i wasn’t on the window seat. I asked if we could switch, and we did. (This is where the problem starts) I was going to sleep. And I closed my eyes and started thinking, “why can’t I go to sleep?” And questions such as those. I heard my friend talking to everyone on the bus. And heard everything they said, finally I thought again. “I should open my eyes now since I can’t seem to go to sleep.” I open my eyes and my friend says you were a sleep for a while. I said ” no I wasn’t I heard everything you guys said.” I was conscious about everything around me and I had full control of my body when I wanted to open my eyes I did. It has been bothering me this whole day since my body got rest but both my body and brain were totally active as if I was awake.
    I kinda freaked out a little because I don’t know if that’s good or not but I need help I don’t know what to do about it.

    • Don'tWorryIt'sNormal -  August 25, 2015 - 12:14 am

      I don’t think there’s any need to worry about this, it’s pretty normal. Because you were in a high stimulus environment -surrounded by people, motion, and noise – you stayed in a state of alertness, despite being tired enough to need the rest. I’ve had this happen plenty of times when I’m really exhausted but am in a situation – like on a bus or public space, or in a room with family who are still chatting, or just generally in an unfamiliar environment- and just can’t keep my eyes open, but am alert to every sound or every word spoken around me. I think it’s just a natural defence mechanism, like horses sleeping standing up. It’s kind of a half-sleep state that allows you to be alert and respond to any potential threats while you’re resting. :)

      • Dana Nelson -  January 13, 2016 - 6:34 am

        I have been having trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. I started taking diphenhydramine to help me sleep. Last night I woke up after 3 hours and couldn’t get back to sleep. So as I lay there I began to dream but I felt as if I was awake. How do I regain a normal sleep pattern?

      • Marissa -  February 29, 2016 - 1:36 pm

        THIS EXACT THING HAPPENED TO ME JUST A FEW HOURS AGO. I was asleep. Not dreaming of anything. But I was dead asleep. I could hear everything going on in the house the dryer going, my dad and grandma talking, I could even smell the food they were cooking. But one thing was different I couldn’t wake myself up. I couldn’t move… Its starting to scare me.I also am now very exhaused. Help please?

        • Marissa -  June 3, 2016 - 12:49 am

          Sounds like sleep paralysis. Your body is asleep, but your brain is awake. You’re aware of your surroundings, but can’t move or say anything. It happens to me every once in a while and gets terrifying when I start to hallucinate things and try to call out for help. The only thing that helps me is trying to focus on one part of my body (feet for example) and try to move them, that usually helps me snap out of it. I also read something about it being more likely to occur while sleeping on your back.

      • Ashkan -  April 23, 2016 - 4:06 am

        i have the exact thing.i cant fall sleep or initiate sleep for some days.i really feel exhausted and despred.what should i do?

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  24. Kerry -  April 16, 2015 - 9:35 am

    I’ve searched the internet for what occasionally happens to me when I fall asleep, but I cannot find anything about this.

    normally I cant feel myself actually fall asleep, I can only feel myself as I wake up. sometimes I can actually feel myself instantly fall into a deep sleep for only a second or two, and immediately wake up- then instantly in a deep sleep again, and then immediately awake again. i’ll usually go through 8-10 of these cycles (yes, i’m able to count them when It happens) before I stay awake on the last one. this whole 8-10 cycle process is about 20-30 seconds long and I usually feel like a got a full night sleep afterward, but sometimes I will have an immense headache. I never have any dreams when it happens but during my most recent one my wife was talking to me and didn’t know I had drifted off. she said I showed no sign of being asleep- no jitters or jarring myself awake from a falling sensation(there is no falling sensation). during the one my wife watched I only cycled two times.

    this strange thing has happened to me 9 times, 5 of which have been in the last 6 months. I don’t take any sleeping pills, I average 7-9 good hours of sleep a night, and to the best of my knowledge I don’t think I had any alcohol the day before any of them happened.

    any ideas?

    • Tom -  May 30, 2015 - 11:43 pm

      They’re called micro-blackouts, they’re totally normal, but it means that your brain wants rest

    • angela -  August 2, 2015 - 7:48 am

      My friend has the exact same thing happen….it’s a blessing…

      • Stevie -  January 31, 2016 - 10:51 am

        The half awake thing? I do not know if you believe in Demons, or anything spiritual, but I do not think it’s a blessing. Spiritually, it’s a very dangerous sleep state. This is a state where any spiritual being can attack, as I would say.

    • Heather -  June 10, 2016 - 8:31 pm

      I don’t usually know when I fall asleep but a few times this has happened. I would fall asleep and wake a few seconds later fully awake. Then I would instantly fall asleep again only to wake up straight after. This would happen like 10 times in a row before I either go to sleep for real or get up out of bed. I used to have nightmares and I got really good at waking myself up straight away and when I go through these cycles of falling asleep and waking, I would get the nightmare feeling of dread until I open my eyes.

  25. Kasey -  March 5, 2015 - 7:31 am

    I was discussing my dream with a friend of mine, in which I enter a house and explore. I’ve never been in this house, but I explain it in detail to my friend. He freaks out, saying he recognizes what I’m saying, and drawing. (I had begun to draw the house.) He said that he’s never actually seen the house, but recognized it. He ever began to fill in things that I had seen and not mentioned. Could someone give an explanation?

  26. brandon -  February 14, 2015 - 12:29 am

    So yesterday I had a dream/vision (I would say) about me hitting my friends kid and caused him to bleed from what I was told. His girlfriend told him that his son was bleeding and that I did it. He came charging at me but i didn’t get startled. I put quarters in my hand and prepared myself. (I’m sort on money so I don’t know where I got them)so he approaches me ready to fight then all of a sudden my chick comes out of no where with a rifle ( we don’t even own a gun) and tells him not to move. He got pissed and started talk smack while walking away. But what is weird is that after he backed up and not waking up it moved from my house to somewhere I didn’t recognize. We continued to argue and what not and then for a third time it jumped to my best friend I didn’t recognize this place either. I said all that to say this, is it weird most (by most I mean 95%) of the time I don’t dream or anything its just black till I wake up 6-8 hours of nothing. But when I do dream they feel so real. I walk talk and pick stuff up, but ive tried to touch because I know its dream so I’ve always figured that I would go threw them or something like ghosts lol. Reason why I say vision is because when I was a kid, maybe two or third grade I have a dream of something that happened in class nothing serious. But when it happened it freaked me out to the point I threw up. Everything that was in the dream happened in real life. Is this common? Or weird?

  27. Viktor -  February 10, 2015 - 8:51 pm

    I keep having this dreamlike/ vision?Dont know what to call it? I have been having it for months now, awake and moving when im not thinking or when im about to go to sleep but my eyes are open its always the same sometimes it goes further and in some cases i could smell the air nd emotionally/physically feel in that dreamlike/ vision. I have no idea why its the same one! Im walking down a field its lush, lots of green and open ranges, trees and flowers, the grass is blowing the skies are dark its drizzling. I can hear my breathing but everything else is quiet as tht happens. Im watching myself walk whilst wielding a sword w/ blood dripping at the end with wierd writing on it ive never seen before and the skies are roaring and thunder is sounding along w/ lightning sktrikes repeatedly striking infront of me(watching me one) as he falls to his knees i never see his face though but i assume its me for some reason. Hes drenched, he seems exhausted infront though there are corpses but not human different, they seem very different like theyre very dark not normal idk. The lightning keeps happening strangely then the sky opens up nd a light shines on him, then he looks up, he covers his face at first as the light blinded him, then he takes it off and stares straight into it, and everything else is happening around, lightning, storm, winds, rain but everything goes quiet agian at that moment then i wake up or snap out of it as i was spacing out for a bit or longer. Idk what it is i need someones opinion of interpretation idk why this is happening??

    • jen -  March 4, 2015 - 4:21 am

      Your remembering who you are deep search your soul you are ready to finally be happy and content

    • David -  June 9, 2016 - 12:34 pm

      I know the interpretation. The sword is the sword of the spirit depicted as the word of God. You didn’t recognize the words on the sword because you where not yet saved and the corpses represent the spiritual bondage you are going to set people free from. The light in the end is you being commended for your mighty work and you finding rest.

  28. miiike -  January 31, 2015 - 11:11 pm

    sometimes i get really drowsy and i rest for a bit. i start to dream but i know im awake but my dream just continues anyway and i just go with it. is this related at all

  29. adrian -  December 17, 2014 - 3:14 pm

    Hi, one time I fell asleep and I woke up a short time after with half my body asleep but mind awake, at first I thought it was a lucid dream but one of my eyes were open and I could see what was going on but I was still having a dream at the same time. I saw images in front of my eye that was open and the weren’t real because I was dreaming but I was wide awake. I started to get scared because I didn’t know what was going on but I couldn’t talk or move. I felt a huge wight on my back and legs pushing on me and it felt like there was someone was doing it but I knew nothing was there. I started panicking because my ye started twitch along with my entire body then my other eye opened and I couldn’t see anything but I knew my eyes were opened at this point I thought I was blind or something because I had no idea what was going on and I couldn’t call for help. I started crying but the tears on came out of my right eye (the one that was open most the time) the shaking finally stopped I could see again but I still couldn’t move for about 2 minutes.

    • Kennide -  January 14, 2015 - 3:33 am

      I would say you had sleep paralysis and as for not being able to move afterwards it was probably fear that didn’t let you move.

    • 100round -  December 20, 2015 - 4:46 am

      Wats up I searching the web about falling to sleep but can hear and feel but can not move for about two mins. Some people think ur crazy when u try to explain it to them on wats going on. I read ur comment and I’m have those same problem while trying to sleep just trying to find out did u solve ur problem and wat did u do to solve it.

  30. Brittany -  July 11, 2014 - 3:29 am

    I guess you could say that I’m sleep deprived and you could say that I sleep to much. I don’t know if either of these have anything to do with what happened, but I would love to know. Last night I didn’t know what was happening and was very scared. I physically woke up and was “awake” but my mind felt like it was still sleeping. I couldn’t tell if I was awake or asleep. I was panicking and didn’t know what was going on with my body. Is there a name for this or any scientific name?

    • Eric -  September 29, 2014 - 5:22 am

      I believed that’s called sleep paralysis where your body is still asleep and you cant seem to move but your mind is awake and alert.

      • Amber Lee -  December 26, 2014 - 10:18 am

        Truly, I have had the experience twice in my whole entire Life. I understand the definition to be a whole lot different than the experience itself… Of course, the reason behind the unexplained definition is indeed very obvious. :) At least to, ME it was! 2014..

    • Sabrina -  May 29, 2015 - 11:25 am

      I would like to know more about this as well. I have had this happen to me a few times it feels as if my mind is awake and I can’t pull myself from sleep. It may be that I am dreaming but I feel myself trying to wake and my body won’t let me. I feel like I am calling out for help for someone to wake me. Sometimes I can hear them talk back or so it seems but can never manage to wake. It does not feel like sleep paralysis, because I am not afraid and I don’t feel a weight on me, only that I cannot force myself to wake and have mild panic or anxiety that I need to be.

      • Merissa -  June 16, 2015 - 6:57 am

        I thought i was the only one that experienced this.since i was real young even now that im 37 i still sometimes experience it.where i feel myself slipping into a deep sleep and naturally i tried to fight it to where i can hear the tv,people talkn in the room but can never get their attention. Often if i( fall) or feel as somethings pulling me into a deep sleep i can manage to open one eye or thats at least what it seems,i look around the room and i can see black shadows moving about . there has to be a spiritual meaning behind this. I wish i could find a site that talks more indept about it not just give a term to what i experienced

  31. Tech and pen -  May 12, 2014 - 12:08 am

    Sometimes when I have trouble falling asleep, right when I am about to fall fully asleep I am still partially conscious, but the part of me that is asleep gives me a sort of mini dream, where I feel like I’m about to fall. then I wake up before I fall, right in that moment of panic. It’s really fascinating but it wakes me up again.

    • Aaron -  May 17, 2014 - 5:13 pm

      Hi. its called Astral projection..go on youtube and look for spirit science. He has vids to explain it..but basicly i wish i could do that…i keep trying to sleep while concious. ur so lucky

      • Dee -  August 13, 2014 - 8:46 pm

        You may want to read the following post as well:

        Dee – August 13, 2014 – 8:44 pm

      • Nick -  January 11, 2015 - 8:33 pm

        Try listening to music. That’s how I do it. The music keeps your mind active while, if you don’t move much, your body will slowly drift into sleep. Your limbs feel as if they are no longer there and it seems like only a small voice in the very back of your mind is there. It feels like a long time passes when I reality you may be in this state for as little as about an hour and wake up feeling like you have slept for the entire night. This is how I experience it, at least…

    • Dee -  August 13, 2014 - 8:46 pm

      You may want to read the following post as well:

      Dee – August 13, 2014 – 8:44 pm

  32. DemiSherLokiWizard21 -  March 21, 2014 - 6:28 am

    Just because some people talk about God does not mean that all Christians are like that! Please don’t be stereotypical.

    Also, I kinda wish I could have a lucid dream!

  33. Queen P -  January 9, 2014 - 5:13 am

    I encounter all of these stages daily; I receive a great deal of wisdom this way. Typically it’s been accurate. I believe its a way for me to be unattached to emotions and logically analyze situations or things shared by others or simply those unspoken but very present words of the spirit. I welcome dreaming….

  34. Kaitlyn -  September 7, 2013 - 5:03 pm

    Wow; I have experienced everything mentioned in this article. Most of my stories are about me being in hypnagogia. I experience a lot of this state, because I force myself to stay up past what my body can handle, due to school work. While in hypnagogia I’ve taking tests, studied foreign languages, and done various other things. Lately, I find that I am doing a spider solitaire game in my head nearly perfectly. (This happens frequently right before I fall asleep.) It really freaks me out. One time my brother told me to focus and I tried to use my hand to focus my face like a camera. xD

  35. luvmonkey -  June 13, 2013 - 5:11 pm

    I had a dream where I was standing on the front porch of the house I lived in. I was close to the edge of the porch and stepped backwards a little, thinking I had more room. I felt my foot hit the edge of the porch and suddenly I was falling backwards. I braced myself, knowing that the fall wasn’t that long but anticipating that it would, at least, knock the wind out of me. I woke up bouncing on my bed like I’d just fallen onto it. I am relieved to find that it is a common occurence and that I wasn’t cracking up.

  36. Sleep Answer -  April 25, 2013 - 1:47 pm

    Thanks for your excellent posting!
    I definitely enjoyed reading it, you could be a great article writer.
    Keep up with the great writing, have a nice day!

  37. Allen -  November 14, 2012 - 2:16 am

    I might find the cure for hypnic jerks. My theory is extreme fear therefore we have this for a long time. Another theory is being stuck in the first stage sleep and then swapping from stage 2 diverting back to 1. I don’t know but I have this problem ,and I got it after watching some demonic videos and then I went to sleep all scared for only this to began to occur. I been having this problem for the past 5 months now. I don’t know it was because of the supplementation or the fear…

  38. Jessica -  November 12, 2012 - 11:52 pm

    Johanna, The only people who are possessed by demons are the people who go around telling people they are possessed. Dreams are beautiful and Godly. If it was a good thing for you that’s amazing! I would love to experience a dream like yours!

    As for the people who are calling it possession. Perhaps you’re right. but if you’re not what an awful thing to be wrong about. If you’re wrong you’re spreading a terrible lie. That’s the thing about Christians, they go around shoving their crazy beliefs on people ignorantly, not knowing or caring if what they say is actually true like brain washed robots. How do you know it wasn’t a gift of the holy spirit? If anything it’s a gift. Go around cursing people, like the Salem witch trials, with darkness in you’re heart, if anyone has a demon its you. — Viorelas,, you’re comment: Extremely Creepy. Like I was all oh what a beautiful dream, then I read you’re comment, I was all woahh this person has some issues. make sure you shut all the doors to you’re mind so the demons don’t get you. wtf. Some people, I sweaaar.

  39. Danielle -  November 7, 2012 - 2:48 am

    Hello my name is danielle and I need help. For the lastfew years I have been incountering breif dreams when I didn’t realize I fell asleep. During these dreams I am. Trying to wake up scream something to try and wake myself up. Everytime I am scared because I hear noises, see black shadows, or hear evil voices but not making it clear what has been said. I am dreaming but in my dream I am in the same position I was when I wake up. When I think I am calling for help I haven’t even moved in reality.

    • Tech and pen -  May 12, 2014 - 12:03 am

      That sounds scary… :/

    • Jace -  May 13, 2014 - 7:29 pm

      This sounds like something called wake induced lucid dreaming, it probably is if you couldn’t move when it was happening. But when going into the dream you start having hallucinations.

      • Jane -  June 8, 2016 - 8:40 am

        Hi my brother is suffering from something that he doesnt understand ,he goes to bed at a certain time but sometime he will wake up suddenly because he sees all kind of bad thing,like people is running after him or falling down from high and he will scream. The thing is even though he look awake but he is not,his eye open but not aware his wife is there talking to him all he see is the bad stuff thats going on and that can happen around 2 oclock in the morning.help please is that normal.

      • Hania fatima -  August 20, 2016 - 7:27 am

        Yeah I also have experienced it for at least 3 years something like that…….. But don’t know why…. And now I am tired of it

    • Dee -  August 13, 2014 - 8:44 pm

      This could just be a dream. But when you say you are in the same position when you wake up (and other comments) suggest it might be something I’ve experienced. When I was 11, I ‘awoke’ in the middle of the night. I was looking up at the ceiling but could not make out the surface, It seemed grayed out and as if it was not solid (If that makes sense). I was (further) puzzled that when I looked towards my brother’s side of the room that I could not see him. While still laying down I looked outside our door and could see the light on, but everything seemed grayed out, like there was no color. I then rolled over on one side and could see my brother, but I was several feet above him on my side of the room.

      Here is the scary part. I then looked “down” below me and could see myself in my bed, asleep. At that point panic set in and it was like I was trying to dig my way through thick mucky air, trying to get to my brother (who is 1 year older) but I was getting nowhere. The harder I tried to move, the harder it was to move my ‘arms’. Then all of the sudden I was looking upwards towards the ceiling above my body and I could sense movement. It was almost like a dizzy feeling. A ‘moment’ later I opened my eyes, and I knew this because I could really see things (i.e. color). At the same time I sat up in bed, my heart was racing and I was breathing as fast as I could. It was almost as if I was holding my breath the entire time.

      I did not tell anyone of that experience until I was 31, but while still a kid (i.e. months later) I went to the school library and tried to ‘research’ the experience. I knew I found the right book as soon as I saw the cover. It had a man pictured in the foreground, with a body floating in the background. It was a book an astral projection. I read the book and was able to reproduce an experience indicated in the book where it feels like my whole body is vibrating. I could do this in the middle of the day after laying down for just 5 minutes. And I could doe it repeatedly. The book explains this is a result of the physical and spiritual selves being at different energy levels. But I was too scared to be able to relax enough so that the two selves separate, which is the state I was in as described in the opening paragraph. This is the step (relaxing to the point of separation) the book says is need to experience true astral projection.

      I eventually gave up on this until I was into my adult live, years after I turned 31. I was again able to reproduce the vibrations, but even then the memory of the original experience was bothering me. I believe I was afraid that I would not make it back to my body. Is that what happens when people die for no apparent reason? I could write a book about this but will instead close with some important (at least in my mind) points:

      1: I believe (and have read) that this experience is something that occurs when we are on the edge of falling to sleep. And that is the problem because more often than not we just slip into the deep sleep we are striving for.

      2: Even now, decades after telling someone about my experience, I can still reproduce the vibration state. However, I now have elevated blood pressure, which makes falling to sleep more difficult. I also have years of workplace discrimination weighing on me, which makes falling to sleep difficult. Sleeping became such a problem recently that I started taking Ambien. But all is not lost and I hope to renew my personal research into this issue. My goal is to loose weight (through exercise) and get my blood pressure back under control. This should also make the workplace less stressful. And I realize that whether a situation is good or bad, the one thing that is guaranteed is “change”.

      3: I ‘wake up’ with the exact symptoms you experience. I found that the more you struggle, the longer it will take to wake up. What I have learned to do is relax instead. Focus on trying to move a finger. If you are patient about it, you will either fall back asleep and wake up normally, or slowly wake from the experience. So the less you struggle against it, the easier it is to wake up. I do realize fear comes into play here, so you have to work on controlling you mind. I do so now, but not as much as before and my episodes are less frequent now.

      4: In the early days of the internet (around 1996 or so), I tried to find the book online that I had found when I was 11. I actually found (and since lost) the information. I also found (and since lost) a website on the subject. On the website, the author’s daughter was trying to discredit the author, who was in fact a doctor. But there are other books on the subject for anyone who is interested.

      5: There are many who will read this who will say I am a bit crazy, so let me add this. A little over a decade ago I was getting very poor medical care at a hospital in Rochester Minnesota. As part of that care I was asked to take home a device that measured blood oxygen levels while I slept. This was to determine if I suffered from sleep apnea, but it was really an exercise in wasting my time. When I later met with the doctor to discuss the results, after indicating the oxygen levels were all within the normal range he stated something to the effect of, “what about the vibrations?” I had not realized that I had gone through an ‘experience’ during the night I was on the machine. My response was, “what vibrations?” I wanted to see what he knew about the subject. But he instead dropped the subject. He then suggested I come back for an overnight stay in the hospital for a more involved study. Since they were not addressing the real medical issue I reported, I never went back. Another reason for not going back was, even if they gained valuable information on the vibrations from my overnight stay, it was information they were not likely to share with me.

      6: Although I do believe that this is something everyone experiences, most just simply fall to sleep and are oblivious to it. I felt that I was one of the special ones who believe in the existence of astral projection and would some day master it. Then a week or so ago I found the following book, “DMT: The Spirit Molecule”. I have not read it, but it is related the subject I am discussing here. The information suggests doctors have discovered a drug that induces the astral projection experience. I hope to get through the book in a month or so. But I believe they are trying to indicate the experience is really just a hallucination. However, when I was 11, waking up and seeing my brother’s body in the exact same position he was in during my ‘hallucination’ suggests otherwise. The hallucination effect would also not explain the vibrations, that I was able to reproduce repeatedly when I was a kid. And these are vibrations that likely have been recorded during thousands of overnight oximetry tests.

      7: There was a least one other reference to astral projection on this page. But it is like a lot of things, you will never believe it until you experience it for yourself.

    • Dee -  April 27, 2016 - 7:55 pm

      Danielle, do you know who Shane dawson is? or mahbe Colleen Evans (psychosoprano)? Both of them have talked about their own experiences that are just like this.

    • Hania fatima -  August 20, 2016 - 7:35 am

      Same case to me Danielle but I heard sounds like lot of people speaking and talking …heard something like a newscaster is reporting …most interesting is that all in English but my mother tongue is Urdu…as I live in Pakistan….. I also saw a girl in my such dream… I asked her why she is disturbing me……

  40. Killa-King1 -  May 22, 2012 - 8:40 am

    I just hate having bad dreams because dreams are like bad signs- and it’s very scary i like dreams good because it will continue the creation! Also that it will keep going.

    • Dee -  August 13, 2014 - 10:29 pm

      Waking to a bad dream normally mean you wake to a bad attitude. And then you have to get ready for work. One days I realize this I am able to attribute the bad attitude to the bad dream and the bad attitude is soon history. So when you sake with a bad attitude and you have no good reason for it, it might just be that you had a bad dream, and to date they have had no baring on what took place in the workplace.

  41. Kenzie -  April 29, 2012 - 11:44 pm

    I used to have these jerks when I had Tourette’s but only when I was about to fall asleep and have been getting them again… I got rid of Tourette’s by not thinking about it but can it come back? I wander.

  42. The Cheshire Cat -  April 28, 2012 - 1:28 pm

    I like dreams when I have them, and I wake up, laugh lightheartedly, and that’s it. Sometimes I have strange and funny dreams. I tell my friends, they tell me theirs, ha ha. But when I see dreams of other people’s on the computer, or am reading explanations of them, I get this eerie feeling….

    I had a strange dream with the Cheshire cat from Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland saying hi, then the setting changed and I was flying over a forest and who should I meet but the Cheshire cat flying in an airplane next to me. Then at the end there was a diploma that sid “You are the official scholar of Anarctica” and I was thinking how stupid that was…and I look at the bottom and guess whose signature?

  43. Neal -  January 23, 2012 - 4:29 pm

    This page is further proof that the mind is much more powerful than we give it credit for. Most people use 10% of the brain that is in fact consciously usable. We’ve often heard 10% of the entire brain; but we use much less than that. It is possible, via health choices, mental exercise and so forth, to widen our perception and capabilities. Neurological misfunction can trick us into thinking someone/something else is in our head. Science provides evidence that this is most often related to a change which our bodies does not expect; not something foreign actually being there. My advice is this: If you feel a sudden change that you don’t like, seek medical help, eat better, drink lots of water, exercise regularly (mentally and physically) and/or get plenty of sleep. If the change is desirable, do what you want. But gaining medical or spiritual advice from someone who is not qualified to give that advice is foolish. Trial and error is the most reliable basis for finding cure. Don’t listen to someone who has not had ample experience in dealing with such things. You may end up hurting yourself at their whim. Don’t.

  44. Adam -  January 22, 2012 - 10:05 pm

    If lucid dreaming and hypnagogia interests y’all, look up the pineal gland, the third eye, and DMT: The Spirit Molecule. You will not regret it ;)

  45. my nm iz nt suzin -  January 21, 2012 - 4:38 am

    Lucid dreams are scary to me. Or maybe I’m not having a lucid dream. I know I’m dreaming, but I can’t move myself to wake up. Or maybe my home is haunted? Because there always feels like something or someone is present when it happens.

    • Jace -  May 13, 2014 - 7:35 pm

      Probably just something called sleep paralysis.

    • Fred -  April 3, 2015 - 10:21 am

      It’s the parasitic entities hidden behind the thin veil that is reality. They suck away your energy/lifeforce and cause such dreams. Don’t worry about it, such is the fate of all human beings and is the reason for aging and eventual death from old age after a ‘normal’ life.

      Lucid dream just means that you are aware it is a dream while you are dreaming it.

  46. Devin -  October 31, 2011 - 9:46 pm

    And ‘JC Nipp’, you claim to be annoyed by posts and articles ‘rife with spelling errors’, yet your comment is an incredible example of gramatical errors and a lack of comma usage and capitalization; so much to the point that your comment is almost incomprehensible.

  47. Devin -  October 31, 2011 - 9:41 pm

    Oftentimes I have dreams where I will be composing song lyrics, and as I am not a lyricist and don’t really have any inclination to be, these dreams are rather strange. In my dream I will fully believe myself to be awake, and I’ll think ‘I need to write this down so I do not forget, because this has happened before’. When I wake I am disappointed to find that in reality I had not been awake, and I can’t remember the lyrics for the life of me; though one time I could remember the gyst of what the song was about. Any thoughts? Or at least could somebody tell me that this is somewhat normal….? :)

    • Fred -  April 3, 2015 - 10:26 am

      You have glimpsed into an alternate reality where you were a song writer.
      Many things have happened before. Everything moves in circles.

  48. Brian Eargle -  October 25, 2011 - 7:13 am

    The state between awake and asleep sounds much like the daytime side of sleep apnea, in which an awake person loses consciousness for a split second, but immediately returns to an “adrenalinized” wakefulness.

  49. Olivia -  October 23, 2011 - 12:54 pm

    This has actually happened to me many times. i’ll be just about to fall asleep then I’ll have a sudden feeling that I tripped and am falling, and I’ll jerk awake.

  50. miku -  October 18, 2011 - 6:06 pm

    i had i dream i was falling and then i jerked as if i had fell it was pretty funny lol

  51. SAGirl -  October 16, 2011 - 10:16 am

    Sometimes I will fall asleep reading a book, and in my dream I’m still reading the same book, only my dreams warp the plot, so I have to reread where I stopped to figure out when exactly I fell asleep.

    • Fred -  April 3, 2015 - 10:35 am

      One time I fell asleep while watching a movie, and even though I had never watched the movie before that, the next time I watched the movie I knew everything in it before it happened including what was seen visually; even though while I most likely could hear it, I could not see it the first time because I was asleep the first time watching.

      I had watched the entire film in my dream exactly as it was in reality.
      Explain that one.

  52. Jc Nipp -  October 14, 2011 - 1:40 pm

    of course like your website however you have to take a look at the spelling on quite a few of your posts. Several of them are rife with spelling problems and I in finding it very bothersome to inform the reality on the other hand I’ll certainly come again again.

  53. Michela -  September 24, 2011 - 11:07 am

    I read somewhere that dreams are random electrical signals going through your brain, and whenever they go through a connection between two brain cells, something related to that connection appears in your dream. For example, if an electrical signal goes through the connection that “bananas are yellow”, then a banana will appear in your dream. It would explain why dreams are so weird and why you dream about things that you think about a lot. I don’t know if this is true, does anyone have anything to say about this?

    • Fred -  April 3, 2015 - 10:44 am

      Dreams are not random. There’s always a meaning behind them even if the meaning is extremely trivial or just entertainment for lack of it. If a banana going through your dream entertains you then that is the explanation. I myself have never had a dream about bananas, but some people might call me bananas if they knew I had seen a ufo irl (in real life), even though ufo simply means a flying object that you are not sure of what it is. Unidentified Flying Object. I’m sure many people have seen things in the sky they cannot explain.

  54. gary -  September 4, 2011 - 10:55 pm

    The way you feel at work around mid-afternoon.

  55. Son of Thunder -  September 3, 2011 - 1:20 pm

    Pure NARCOLEPSY!!! You dream goats. That is what you are blogging about in your tripe. From what you’ve blogged above:

    All I see is confusion;
    in the midst of delusion,
    mundane and nothing more.

    Read the “Raven” and let EAP tittle your dreamy worlds.

  56. NoNYABiZNips -  August 14, 2011 - 1:03 pm

    I Be leave in this stuff to bcuz sometime i go t sleep and im floating above my body watching my self sleep while i was floating on the ceiling! Its true and weird. And those leg jerks r realy scary:l & u other people r some real azes 4 leaving wat u did!

  57. Rachel B. -  June 3, 2011 - 8:29 am

    It seems to me that in all of my dreams, I always end up killing some sort of authority figure. Is it just me, or does anyone else also have dreams like this. Also, I find that I also get brutally murdered in other’s dreams. Is it just me, Or does someone really not like me…?

  58. Karen -  April 5, 2011 - 1:33 pm

    I sometimes dream that I trip and am going to bash into the ground or that I walk into a door and I will actually jerk or put my arms out to stop myself and end up waking myself up.
    It’s actually kind of scary to dream of tripping and falling on grass then waking up lying down on grass after you’ve fallen asleep there.

  59. Astronom -  March 25, 2011 - 9:32 pm

    I find it disheartening that most of the people commenting on Dictionary.com’s HotWord blogs are ignoramuses.

  60. Andrew -  February 25, 2011 - 7:45 pm

    I had a dream that everyone I knew was killed my a serial killer. They were invited to a party – and then I watched the room fill up with cyanide gass….I watched there faces as they died, and I couldn’t do anything. Then, it changed and I was on top of the vatican dome and all the people you see randomly anywhere were right behind me. A preist was next to me. Then, the preist looked at me and nodded and I was trying to stop him, but he just started walking towards the edge. The 4th psalm flashed through my mind and then everyone else started walking towards the edge…and then I woke up. But What does it mean!?!?!?!??!

  61. Alex -  February 22, 2011 - 10:48 am

    I think dreams are one of, if not the, most interesting things about human minds. They have surprisingly large amounts of depth and detail, and often a plot better than some books I have read. I once dreamed that I was smoking a cigarette, something which I have never done. It was so realistic, that, I still have never even tried smoking, due to not liking it in the dream. I don’t understand how the mind can invent the feelings and senses in a dream with such ease, when consciously it is a lot harder to imagine things.

  62. Constance -  January 20, 2011 - 7:29 am

    Well, this is one term I won’t be using to describe myself… even if it is true :)

  63. Gargi -  January 15, 2011 - 9:41 pm

    Even I am a hypnic jerk!

  64. Cat -  January 10, 2011 - 7:42 pm

    I always dream, I have recently had sevreal visions, My sister is a minister. She tells me that I am speaking in tongues. This is not uncommn. I do have a family history of unusual happeings.

  65. Noir Schist -  January 2, 2011 - 3:41 pm

    In your entry, “hypnagogia” is a word, yet when I want to add it to my favourites list it’s not, apparently. What’s up with that?

  66. Rachel U. -  December 6, 2010 - 5:43 pm

    I had a dream last nite, which was put into two segments or chapters, since they do that sometimes, you know. Anyway, in the first chapter, I opened the newspaper and on the front page there was a clear glass jar, with a heart inside. <3 that heart not the one in a humans body. Creepy!
    In the 2nd chapter, I was in a tree so high that you could see the whole world, and I spat downwards while at the top, and called down to a friend of mine and asked whether I hit her. Unfortunately, I missed. <3 As strange as they may be, can any one find a meaning behind them? Or explain why dreams are sometimes put into chapters/segments?

  67. BLah -  November 29, 2010 - 10:22 pm

    I don’t think god had anything to do with things in people’s dreams. I think it’s just called a dream.

  68. Autumn -  November 29, 2010 - 6:45 pm

    Johanna, are you aware that God has been described as being what you described the man in your dream to be? :D

  69. Kathryn Kearney -  November 29, 2010 - 1:36 pm

    @Joanna, your dream sounds kind of like a love story, where your lover is asking for your acceptance, which you then give. (“Alright. Then my answer is also yes, you have my permission to entire my mind as far as you’d like.”) It’s like your mind is a metaphor (I think that’s the right word…) for your heart.
    I find your dream really interesting. There’s loads of different ways to interpret what happened. I hope you found my interpretation useful :)


  70. dalekia -  November 24, 2010 - 8:23 pm

    Ha ha! Lol. Go Bodi!

  71. Bodi -  November 24, 2010 - 1:53 pm

    @ Yinka. You are using complete and utter conjecture when saying such juvenile and imaginary things as, “I’m afraid you may have opened yourself to demonic possession.” Or “God made you to use your head and not act solely on some ‘deeply rooted intuition’”. Forcing your beliefs upon people and insinuating that they are “possessed” is pure ignorance and just rude by nature. I could sit here and explain to you the fact that your beliefs are nothing more than fairy-tales written by ingenious liars and con-men through out the last two millennia but that would merely be stooping to your level, so, have a nice day.

  72. Aleydis Sinclaire -  November 19, 2010 - 11:09 am

    Whoever writes these articles is fantastic; I’d originally come here to look up a word, but (as the writers intended, I’m certain) I got sidetracked into reading an article about euphony, and how people could see tastes, hear colors, and taste sounds…I don’t actually remember how much I read (I think there was actually another article between reading that one and THIS one) but the prose was so well-written that I was engrossed in reading it…and even the subsequent comments! This last one, however, was so good I felt compelled to comment on it…

    The actual COMMENT:
    @Johanna: That could actually be the conflict or plot for a novel …It reminded me a little of Twilight, but I think, if you developed that idea a little more, you could actually have a hell of an a original story on your hands… In fact, I may have to usurp it myself… (just kidding!)

    @Article Writer: I’ve always wondered what that state of consciousness was called…Thanks! lol

    @Waldo Pepper: Wow…haha

    –Fin– haha

  73. Sara -  November 18, 2010 - 11:58 am

    You should make up the rest, or write a book about it. Or something:)

  74. Joseph -  November 8, 2010 - 11:41 am

    When falling asleep, I used to scratch my face or forehead since childhood, even blooding, so the next day I look as if beaten up. Whenever I go to sleep, I always remember to wrap my hands in the cover sheet or hide it under the pillow to make sure i won’t hurt myself. Despite all precautions, I am having a fresh scar right on my forehead, the latest scratch hurt me so bad that I woke and put some ointment on the wound. It’ll take days to heal. And as usual, people don’t believe my story. They say, oh, sure, we know what happened! But you believe me, don’t you?

  75. louis paiz -  November 8, 2010 - 9:49 am

    i once had a dream and it was that i was declamming a poem and it was like this fame is compared with a river that borned in the up mighty hills as a little drop of water and grow as a mithty river when goes into the sea.and the name that i woke-up with in my lips was agfaganesh.i did not what it menas but i was very please and stiil iam when repeted. thanks

  76. saskia -  November 7, 2010 - 1:49 pm

    i think thats really cool, i have always had hipnagogia but i never knew what it was, and i always thought i was the only one with it…now i know im not an oddball!

  77. Cyberquill -  November 7, 2010 - 12:08 pm

    Hypnagogic jerk? Hypnic jerk? Hypnnic jerk? Which is it?

  78. Wienerschnitzel -  October 25, 2010 - 3:18 am

    Johanna’s dream was great, and lucid.

    You all should read “The Art of Dreaming” by Carlos Castaneda… A real practical guide to some real intense lucid dreaming exercises anyone can do. They take lots of practice and discipline, but they are real and you can experience them.

  79. vera -  October 24, 2010 - 3:58 pm

    state in between sleep and wakefulness: reverie?

  80. K -  October 24, 2010 - 10:18 am

    Your definition of hypnagogia: “a state that occurs between sleep and being fully awake” does not match the definition at the link you provide: “the drowsy period between wakefulness and sleep”.

    The dictionary says it happens as we go to sleep, your casual description claims it happens as we wake up.

    Sounds like your writer needs to wake up!

  81. Jenna -  October 24, 2010 - 7:58 am

    When I was young, despite living in Ohio were few storms materizlized, I had many dreams of tornado events, the only mild disruption in my happy 1950′s childhood. In one, I was running into an abandoned house as the funnel approached and although I tried to pull myself down the basement stairs, my feet started lifting up behind me and over my head. The funnel passed and I was safe, but a horrible feeling of near death and total panic stayed with me for decades whenever I thought of that dream.

    Years later, when I saw the movie Twister, I cried in shock and
    felt the same extreme fear and terror as the stars strapped themselves
    to a well head and the were pulled upward by the direct hit of the

    So how could a child experience exactly the feelings and have the
    lasting terror of such a unique situation?

  82. Richard erea -  October 24, 2010 - 7:26 am

    How about ,what is lucid dreaming?

  83. Jank -  October 24, 2010 - 1:09 am

    Hypnagogic state while entering sleep and hypnopompic state when emerging from it. In sleep studies, one does something such as holding an arm up, bent at the elbow. When it falls, it wakes the person. That way, one can learn to remain in the hypnagogic state, a place of visual weirdness.

  84. Bradley -  October 23, 2010 - 5:27 pm

    Yep. That place just as soon as our present awareness, say a memory, or, the current state of satisfaction by an experience becomes dreaming. It’s so cool. That daytime being conscious but not really paying attention to anything is really cool. It feels like flying.

  85. Marziedoates -  October 23, 2010 - 4:01 pm

    I enjoyed this blog very much, I found it to be very informative and thought provoking.

  86. Dan -  September 27, 2010 - 1:43 pm

    I always thought the feeling before falling into REM was called Sleep Paralysis where the persons entire body become paralyzed (this happens so when one IS dreaming, your sleeping body doesn’t move as drastically when you’re running or doing any intense activity in the dream). I know, however, some people don’t even get the opportunity to feel sleep paralysis because they have already passed the Hypnagogia stage, and by then you’re consciousness is far far away preparing for dream land… lol.

    Anyways, if there isn’t an article about sleep paralysis, I recommend someone write one. This is the technique I use to become lucid in my dreams. Oneironaugts are very aware of sleep paralysis (most, like me, use this to become lucid in their dreams too).

  87. Waldo Pepper -  September 7, 2010 - 11:59 am

    Remember, if you grab Freddy Krueger in your dreams and hold on to him whilst you awaken, you bring him into the waking world.

  88. GrayKat -  September 6, 2010 - 12:54 am

    I need neither narrow-minded pseudo-gods nor sanctimonious twits telling me what to do with my dream conversations. The only true demons live in the minds of those numbed by falsehoods.

  89. yag tap -  September 5, 2010 - 5:48 pm

    This all sounds so similar to an explanation of Alzheimers!

  90. errihu -  August 9, 2010 - 8:48 pm

    Well, I wouldn’t put too much stock in dreams, but for Johanna, I would say if it’s so concerned about consent, it’s probably not inimicable. Inimicable things would most likely barge right in, whether you want them to or not.

  91. STU -  August 3, 2010 - 7:42 pm

    the worst part is where you kick the seat of the person in front of you!!

  92. anyways... -  August 2, 2010 - 11:32 am

    Interesting article. I find dreams and anything related to them to be a vast portal to a strange universe of which little is known. Honestly, I hate dreams. Their strange aura and the depressing, life-absorbing abilities are quite a turn-off. But I can’t live without them. I just hate how strange they are.

    I like that I finally know the term for this. Hypnic jerk. My Dad is one. And I hate awaking in class suddenly to embarass myself :)

  93. Artemisia -  July 31, 2010 - 11:27 am

    Yinka: so quick to call dream visitor a demon? Hmm. It’s how our human brains label images. One night I rubbed medicinal cream into aching wrists, feeling self-pity. Later I dreamed I was doing the same thing and a very tall feminine figure appeared wrapped in dazzling light and asked me “Are you having a problem?” Stunned I could only say “No, not really.” She said “Very well” and was gone…to the next person asking for relief of greater pain? Not a demon, but an angel…a spirit my human brain interpreted through visual labels derived from experience of art. Intense prayer in times of trouble brings dreams of comfort via familiar images. Truly, we are never alone. You, on the other hand, would burn me, along with Anna and Joanna, as a witch.

  94. Tracie -  July 30, 2010 - 6:10 pm

    This may or may not be true…but I have heard that hypnic jerks happen when your body is so relaxed, your brain is unsure whether or not you are dead, so it sends out an electrical impulse through your body to see if it gets a response. The jerk lets your brain know that you are still alive.

  95. Grace -  July 30, 2010 - 10:09 am

    “Hypnagogic state”–good to know the word for this! A more beautiful-sounding word for this, though, in my opinion, comes from the South Sami language of Norway: “Adjagas”–between sleep and wakefulness. ;-)

  96. LearieHolt -  July 30, 2010 - 9:40 am

    I’m glad I saw this post, I’ve always wondered why sometimes as I drift into sleep I suddenly jerk out of it. I’ve been so emabarassed on several occassion in public, esp in class.

  97. THE OBVIOUS -  July 29, 2010 - 4:18 pm

    It’s how I feel reading this lousy blog. BORING! But the losers who comment are such a trainwreck I can’t quite look away.

  98. rrorty -  July 29, 2010 - 3:30 pm

    To yinka and mercurio:

    As beautiful and poetic as your interpreations of Anna’s and Joanna’s dreams are, I am rather esceptic of taking them as important or literal truths-specially in the case of the purpoted demonic possesio-. Recent scientific discoveries tell us that dreams are most likely an evolutionary tool we developed in order to cope with problems that require prolonged, deep, and undisrubed thought, in order to make sense of them. For example if you need to make a very important life decision, solve a very diffucult equation or figure out an ending for your short story, your mind will be working out a solution even while you sleep. Asides from this, dreams also seemed necessary for the solidificaiton of new memories. In other words if you don’t sleep well before an exam you probably won’t be as succesful

  99. John -  July 28, 2010 - 10:08 pm

    I love the information given here it is of much value.

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  101. Mercurious -  July 28, 2010 - 1:20 pm

    Anna wrote: I had a dream last night that I was reading a monologue out loud, or a poem, and I said something about how “I was learning how our bodies worked with our souls as souvenirs”. I woke up and wrote it down, but I wish I remembered the whole monologue. Any thoughts?”
    Anna, you are the ultimate judge of meaning in your dreams but try this on and see if it resonates with you. –Souvenirs are things we often collect when we are away from our home, on journeys of some kind. In this dream, the soul is recognizing it is journeying in a far land, and that the body is something it has ‘collected’ as a token of its stay here in a material body. You were reading a poem or monologue because it is the soul having a conversation with itself; there is not ‘another’ outside it to hold this conversation with, the soul encompasses the ALL so of course we talk to ourselves. It is also poetic in that the wisdom of all this is imaginative/intuitive/subjective, not something empirical that can be proven to another. So you were the soul conversing with itself as part of the ALL, recognizing its estrangement from its true Home, and seeing it as part of an ongoing process of learning and getting familiar with these ideas so foreign to us in waking life.–Hope that helps!

  102. Rachelle -  July 28, 2010 - 9:34 am

    Yinka, if that were to be the case, she would only be demonically possessed in her dream, which isn’t reality (I think?)…if it’s anything spiritually related, she was probably given a gift by God or something. I saw “Inception” and it was pretty interesting, I want to see it again…I’m in a philosophy class, so now the concepts of reality and dreams are even more fascinating.

  103. yinka -  July 28, 2010 - 9:05 am

    johanna, i’m afraid u may have opened urself to demonic possession. God made u to use your head and not act solely on some “deeply rooted intuition”. The only other means of direction God left 4 his children is Holy spirit. The experience narrated by u has no resemblance with the workings of the Holy spirit as narrated in the book of Acts of the Apostles. Pls read through d book of Act & pls seek help

  104. yinka -  July 28, 2010 - 9:01 am

    johanna, i’m afraid u may have opened urself to demonic possession. God made u to use your head and not act solely on some “deeply rooted intuition”. The only other means of direction God left 4 his children and his Holy spirit. The experience narrated by u has no resemblance with the workings of the Holy spirit as narrated in the book of Acts of the Apostles. Pls read through d book of Act & pls seek help

  105. Sharif Khan -  July 28, 2010 - 6:23 am

    Sounds more like a lucky fly to me. :)

  106. Jeff -  July 28, 2010 - 5:32 am

    I tried looking up hypnagogia on dictionary.com and it claimed no such word exists. Hmmm….

  107. neda wajinal hyeerr -  July 28, 2010 - 3:21 am

    I just got a fly in my eye and when I took it out it was alive so I laid it on my desk and it just flew away

    I wonder if that was mere hypnagogia?

  108. johanna -  July 28, 2010 - 3:12 am

    I recently had a dream in which a clear telepathic conversation took place that has not faded in my memory… a man over ten feet tall and glowing with ethereal light asked me without moving his mouth, “Are you aware that you have opened yourself so that I can hear all of your thoughts? Are you aware that I can hear your thoughts right now, even as we speak?”
    I answered, also without opening my mouth, “I am aware that I have asked for this.”
    Then he said, “I will proceed no further into your mind until you give me your conscious consent. My intention in entering your thoughts is to aid you in understanding them.”
    I asked, “Do you love me? Can I trust you?”
    “Alright. Then my answer is also yes, you have my permission to entire my mind as far as you’d like.”

    The dream ended there. Since then my waking thoughts have taken on a new feeling… I no longer have the sense that I am digging through a dense jungle of distractions in my mind to come to understandings; calculation and deduction are no longer useful tools. Rather, thoughts arise which are anchored by deeply rooted intuition which knows what it knows without the need for logic and has not failed me once.

    • Hania fatima -  August 20, 2016 - 7:21 am

      It sounds like paralysis. I feel like my body is locks up I can’t move and can shout cry but no body listen and was terrified in dream Moreover I can see anything going outside(in the world) even if light turned on or off even i could read book or watch time and most strange thing is that I can memorize that happened yesterday or another day Before. I don’t know what it is but I am very tired of it…it is very horrible… No one help me……no verse no holy script nothing…. Moreover sometime I saw Somme Walking toward me and it came so close to me I realized it’s me …..when I woke she was wearing the same Dress….plz tell me what is it…why I watch it..and how to get rid…..

  109. adam -  July 28, 2010 - 2:19 am

    WOW im a jerk and a hypnic one

  110. Viorelas -  July 28, 2010 - 1:04 am

    Well, oineromancy as all the occult is dangerous. Want any guests in your body and mind? Do it. But devils are not very good guests, because they tend not to leave, but live when they get open doors.

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  112. Alan Turner -  July 28, 2010 - 12:35 am

    Christy, at the top of the page there is a word called ‘previous’. You put the cursor on it and left click and you will find yourself on whatever page you want. A bit like being in a dream.

  113. Christy -  July 28, 2010 - 12:20 am

    I wish that there is a way that I could go back and review your past “HOT WORD” from a few days back as I never got the chance to do so and I find it very useful, entertaining and informative.

  114. Alan Turner -  July 27, 2010 - 11:42 pm

    Driving home from work and suddenly you’re home is called ‘driving without due care and attention’


  115. Robert -  July 27, 2010 - 9:46 pm

    Maybe you’re daydreaming, or in a form of hypnosis. Like driving home from work when you’re not really paying attention to how you got home, but suddenly you’re home.

  116. Moon -  July 27, 2010 - 9:23 pm

    So the word for that situation is dream?

  117. superDYOSA -  July 27, 2010 - 8:22 pm

    so, this means i’m a hypnic jerk… now, i know the term. thanks! =)

  118. Anna -  July 27, 2010 - 7:53 pm

    I had a dream last night that I was reading a monologue out loud, or a poem, and I said something about how “I was learning how our bodies worked with our souls as souveniers”. I woke up and wrote it down, but I wish I remembered the whole monologue. Any thoughts?


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