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"Waking dream" redirects here. It is not to be confused with daydreaming. Hypnagogia is the experience of the transitional state from wakefulness to sleep: the hypnagogic state of consciousness, during the onset of sleep. In opposition, hypnopompia denotes the onset of wakefulness. The related words from the Greek are agōgos "leading", "inducing", pompe "act of sending", and hypnos "sleep". Mental phenomena that occur during this "threshold consciousness" phase include lucid dreaming, hallucinations, and sleep paralysis. Definitions and synonyms[edit] Other terms for hypnagogia, in one or both senses, that have been proposed include "presomnal" or "anthypnic sensations", "visions of half-sleep", "oneirogogic images" and "phantasmata",[2] "the borderland of sleep", "praedormitium",[3] "borderland state", "half-dream state", "pre-dream condition",[4] "sleep onset dreams",[5] "dreamlets",[6] and "wakefulness-sleep transition" (WST).[7] History[edit] Sensory phenomena[edit] Sights[edit] Related:  health benefitsSweet Dreams

Floating Effective For Stress And Pain, Research Suggests -- ScienceDaily Relaxation in large, sound- and light-proof tanks with high-salt water­floating­is an effective way to alleviate long-term stress-related pain. This has been shown by Sven-Åke Bood, who recently completed his doctorate in psychology, with a dissertation from Karlstad University in Sweden. The dissertation confirms what earlier studies have indicated: sleep was improved, patients felt more optimistic, and the content of the vitalizing hormone prolactin increased. Anxiety, stress, depression, and perception of pain declined. Those who took part in the research project all had some form of stress-related pain, and after only twelve treatments in the floating tank, their condition improved. "Through relaxing in floating tanks, people with long-term fibromyalgia, for instance, or depression and anxiety felt substantially better after only twelve treatments. Many people experience improvement Several types of pain can be affected

Ego death Ego death is a "complete loss of subjective self-identity." The term is being used in various intertwined contexts, with related meanings. In Jungian psychology the synonymous term psychic death is used, which refers to a fundamental transformation of the psyche. In the death and rebirth mythology ego death is a phase of self-surrender and transition, as described by Joseph Campbell in his research on the mythology of the Hero's Journey. It is a recurrent theme in world mythology and is also used as a metaphor in some strands of contemporary western thinking. In (descriptions of) psychedelic experiences, the term is used synonymously with ego-loss, to refer to (temporary) loss of one's sense of self due to the use of psychedelics. The concept is also used in contemporary spirituality and in the modern understanding of eastern religions to describe a permanent loss of "attachment to a separate sense of self"[web 1] and self-centeredness. Definitions[edit] Mysticism[edit] Daniel Merkur: ...

Definitions and synonyms Delayed sleep phase disorder Delayed sleep-phase disorder (DSPD), also known as delayed sleep-phase syndrome (DSPS) or delayed sleep-phase type (DSPT), is a circadian rhythm sleep disorder affecting the timing of sleep, peak period of alertness, the core body temperature rhythm, hormonal and other daily rhythms, compared to the general population and relative to societal requirements. People with DSPD generally fall asleep some hours after midnight and have difficulty waking up in the morning.[1] They probably have a circadian period a good deal longer than 24 hours.[2] Affected people often report that while they do not get to sleep until the early morning, they do fall asleep around the same time every day. Unless they have another sleep disorder such as sleep apnea in addition to DSPD, patients can sleep well and have a normal need for sleep. DSPD was first formally described in 1981 by Elliot D. Definition[edit] The ICSD (page 128-133) diagnostic criteria for delayed sleep-phase disorder are: Prevalence[edit]

The Power of Sleep | Get More Sleep With Floating We all hear it a hundred times; we need more sleep. We are constantly encouraged to receive our eight hours nightly. The cycles our body experiences during sleep is key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Yet sometimes it can be hard to commit the hours to try and receive the necessary rest, especially if you have a restless mind. This is only made more difficult by the busy nature of modern day life which has made sleep a sort of nuisance. The irony is that we are far more effective when rested and would get more done if we were able to recharge during day. Sleep is so essential to a human’s wellbeing. A major contributor to why we feel more relaxed while resting is actually a result of which brain waves we’re releasing. How can Floatation therapy help? Even if you’re someone who is able to get the recommended 8 hours a night, it is still likely that you aren’t receiving the rest you need.

Autoscopy Autoscopy is the experience in which an individual perceives the surrounding environment from a different perspective, from a position outside of his or her own body. Autoscopy comes from the ancient Greek αὐτός ("self") and σκοπός ("watcher"). Autoscopy has intrigued humankind from time immemorial and is abundant in the folklore, mythology, and spiritual narratives of most ancient and modern societies. Factors[edit] Experiences - are characterized by the presence of the following three factors: Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, and Department of Neurology, University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland, have reviewed some of the classical precipitating factors of autoscopie. Disorders[edit] A related autoscopy disorder known as negative autoscopy (or negative heautoscopy) is a psychological phenomenon in which the sufferer does not see his or her reflection when looking in a mirror. See also[edit] References[edit] Topics of works

History Circadian Sleep Disorders Network Sensory Deprivation Boosts Musicians' Skill Level Canadian researchers report floating in an isolation tank increased the technical skill level of young jazz players. How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Everybody knows the standard answer. Oshin Vartanian of the University of Toronto and Peter Suedfeld of the University of British Columbia report floating in an Epsom salt solution one hour per week for four weeks boosted the technical ability of a group of college music students. Don’t start filling up the bathtub, however: This experiment, described in the journal Music and Medicine, featured a level of sensory deprivation achievable only in a specially designed tank. But would it work for budding be-boppers? Eight of the students — six men and two women — engaged in flotation sessions for four consecutive weeks. All the participants — including the other five musicians who comprise the comparison group — made two five-minute-long recordings in which they freely improvised. Vartanian and Suedfeld concede this was a small sample.

Allopathic medicine Allopathic medicine is an expression commonly used by homeopaths and proponents of other forms of alternative medicine to refer to mainstream medical use of pharmacologically active agents or physical interventions to treat or suppress symptoms or pathophysiologic processes of diseases or conditions.[1] The expression was coined in 1810 by the creator of homeopathy, Samuel Hahnemann (1755–1843).[2] In such circles, the expression "allopathic medicine" is still used to refer to "the broad category of medical practice that is sometimes called Western medicine, biomedicine, evidence-based medicine, or modern medicine" (see the article on scientific medicine).[3] Etymology[edit] Allopathic medicine and allopathy (from the Greek prefix ἄλλος, állos, "other", "different" + the suffix πάϑος, páthos, "suffering") are terms coined in the early 19th century[4] by Samuel Hahnemann,[2][5] the founder of homeopathy, as a synonym for mainstream medicine. History[edit] Current[edit] References[edit]

Cognitive and affective phenomenon rare-diseases — National Organization for Rare Disorders Print NORD is very grateful to James S.P. Fadden, MA, Vice-President, Circadian Sleep Disorders Network, and Katherine Sharkey, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital/Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry and Human Behavior, for assistance in the preparation of this report. Synonyms of Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder circadian rhythm sleep disorder, free-running type free-running disorder hypernychthemeral syndrome N24 non-24 non-24-hour disorder non-24-hour sleep-wake cycle disorder non-24-hour sleep-wake syndrome Disorder Subdivisions No subdivisions found. General Discussion Non-24-hour sleep-wake disorder (N24) is a circadian rhythm sleep disorder in which an individual's biological clock fails to synchronize to a 24-hour day. N24 occurs in roughly 50% of completely blind people but also occurs in an unknown number of sighted people. Symptoms Causes The individual cellular clocks run on a cycle that is close to 24 hours.

Salt Therapy Spas Focus on Respiratory and Skin Symptoms - Time Warner Cable News As a result of being a first responder during the September 11 attacks, Dr. Alex Eingorn suffers from lung and respiratory issues, but he has found relief in dry air salt therapy. “It’s just a lifesaver for me. I have noticed a huge difference in the way I breathe, in the way I feel. He is one of many people discovering the benefits of salt therapy, also known as halotherapy, a process in which clients breathe in pure dry salt vapor to help treat respiratory and skin issues. "Salt has natural qualities that are really good for the body; antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory," said Ellen Patrick, co-founder of Breathe Easy. Time Warner Cable News stopped by Breathe Easy in Manhattan, where we learned that it is kind of like a day at the beach. The salt air pumped inside is so fine, it can be deeply inhaled to help absorb the moisture in mucus, to kill bacteria and to ultimately open up the airways. "We have the walls covered with pink Himalayan salt.

Medicine Medicine (also called conventional, orthodox, scientific, or mainstream medicine, especially in connection with alternative medicine, UK English i/ˈmɛdsɨn/, US English The word medicine is derived from the Latin ars medicina, meaning the art of healing.[3][4] Clinical practice[edit] The components of the medical interview[5] and encounter are: The clinical examination involves the study of: It is to likely focus on areas of interest highlighted in the medical history and may not include everything listed above. Medical laboratory and imaging studies results may be obtained, if necessary. The medical decision-making (MDM) process involves analysis and synthesis of all the above data to come up with a list of possible diagnoses (the differential diagnoses), along with an idea of what needs to be done to obtain a definitive diagnosis that would explain the patient's problem. This process is used by primary care providers as well as specialists. Institutions[edit] Delivery[edit] Branches[edit]