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Offline annie123

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What exactly happens when we fall asleep?
« on: 10/12/2015 01:29:54 »
I never know the actual moment when I fall asleep - I just wake up and know I was asleep. So, what happens to make us lose consciousness, not knowing the moment when it happens?


 

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Re: What exactly happens when we fall asleep?
« Reply #1 on: 18/12/2015 00:16:03 »
Hypnagogia is the phenomenon you described when one fall asleep.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypnagogia
 

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Re: What exactly happens when we fall asleep?
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