Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Ever been Hypnagogic?

The word of the day for February 18th was Hypnagogic and while it sounds both quite rare and even painful, is not rare at all. At least not for me. Nor is it really painful, although being in that state can be a pain in itself.
No! Hypnagogic only means: “Of, pertaining to, or occurring in the state of drowsiness preceding sleep.”
Now as one who is often in a hypnagogic state when trying to sleep, it is interesting, on one hand, to know and learn that there is a fancy technical name for this state. But on the other hand, no matter what fancy or scientific name you call it; it is still “the state of drowsiness preceding sleep”. So why not call it that in the first place and be done with it? I mean, apart from maybe Medical Sleep Specialists, who uses “Hypnagogic” these days anyway?
I will admit, I like to play with Fancy words like that (& discombobulate) for a bit of fun with friends, but who really uses words like this in “real life”? So, today’s challenge is for all of us, (me too), that while not totally ignoring “proper terms” for things, to try and keep our conversations simple? Please?
Unless of course, like me, you are deliberately being silly, or, even better, trying to make a point! I will leave it with you now to decide which I am doing now. Bye.

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