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Altered State of Consciousness

A form of experience that departs significantly from the normal subjective experiences of the world and the mind

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Hypnagogic State

Presleep consciousness when task-oriented thoughts are replaced by wandering thoughts

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Hypnic Jerk

Sudden quiver or sensation of dropping

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Circadian Rhythm

Naturally occurring 24-hour cycle

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REM

Stage of sleep characterized by rapid eye movements and high levels of brain activity

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Insomnia

Difficulty in falling asleep or staying asleep

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Sleep Apnea

Person stops breathing for brief periods while asleep

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Somnambulism

Sleepwalking

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Narcolepsy

Sudden sleep attacks occur in the middle of waking activities (uncontrollable sleep attacks)

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Sleep Paralysis

Experience of waking up unable to move

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Night Terrors

Abrupt awakenings with panic and intense emotional arousal

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5 Characteristics of Dream Consciousness

E.I.S.A.R

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Manifest Content

Dream's apparent topic or superficial topic

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Latent Content

Dream's underlying meaning

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Activation-Synthesis Model

Dreams are produced when the brain attempts to make sense of random neural activity that occurs during sleep