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Hypno Words: “hypnomania” to “posthypnosis”,
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Words that include: hypno-, hypn- (Greek: sleep)

A mania or excessive desire for sleeping.
Difficulty in going to sleep.
A psychiatric interview combining hypnosis with drug-induced sedation or narcosis.
A combination of hypnosis and narcosis.
Any sleeping disorder caused by an illness.
Sleep-learning, Instruction in a subject, such as a foreign language, during sleep, usually with the use of recordings and a pillow-speaker.
An excessive fear of being, or falling, asleep, or of being hypnotized.
Any kind of sleep disturbance.
In biology, arrested development resulting in failure to reach normal size.
1. Of or relating to or associated with the partially conscious state that precedes complete awakening from sleep.
2. Persisting temporarily after sleep before complete awakening; as with dreams or visions.
Hypnos, Hypnus:
In Greek mythology, the god of sleep. In artistic work, he is often represented as a winged god, the twin brother of Thanatos who is similarly represented.

The ancient Greeks invoked sleep by appealing to a god called Hypnos, from whose name the word “hypnotism” was coined many centuries later. The link is quite appropriate, for in ancient Greece, if a person went into a deep sleep or trance situation from which it was difficult to arouse him, it was logically assumed that Hypnos had taken control over that unfortunate individual. So even that far back, there was a discernible difference between natural and hypnotic sleep. The Romans had a similar god named Somnus, who was blamed for producing odd forms of sleep; hence, the modern term “somnambulism” is used to signify sleep-walking and also to denote a hypnotic state that resembles it.

—From: Gibson, Walter B., Hypnotism.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1970, p. 14.

An excessive or uncontrollable drowsiness.
hypnosis (dictionary definitions):
1. A sleeplike condition usually induced by another person (or by oneself) in which the subject may experience forgotten or suppressed memories, hallucinations, and heightened suggestibility.
2. A sleeplike condition.
3. In biology, a state of dormancy in seeds that retain the capacity for normal development.
The study of sleep and of associated phenomena.
1. Therapy based on or using hypnosis, especially for treatment of chronic pain.
2. The use of hypnosis as the major or sole modality of psychotherapy.
1. Pertaining to sleep or hypnosis.
2. An agent that causes an insensitivity to pain by inhibiting certain impulses or by inhibiting the reception of sensory impressions in the cortical centers of the brain, thus causing partial or complete unconsciousness. Hypnotics include sedatives, analgesics, anesthetics, and intoxicants, and are sometimes called somnifacients and soporifics when used to induce sleep.
3. Any agent that produces, or tends to produce, sleep; an opiate; a soporific; a narcotic.
Sometimes the British and Australian spelling for “hypnotize”.
The theory, practice of, or act of inducing hypnosis.

There is an informative article about hypnotism or "sleep" words at Hypnotism, sleep wonderful sleep.

Someone who practices hypnotism.
Pertaining to, or inducing, hypnotism.
1. To put into a state of hypnosis.
2. To fascinate by or as if by hypnosis.
One who hypnotizes.
Like or resembling the hypnotic state.
1. A sleep-inducing substance that accumulates in the body during waking hours.
2. A toxic substance that, according to a discredited hypothesis, accumulates in the bloodstream during drowsiness and ultimately induces sleep.
The practice of or obsession for sleeping in the nude.
Hypnus, Hypnos:
The god of sleep in Greek mythology; identified with Somnus.
1. Any kind of sleep disturbance.
2. Abnormal sleep and hypersuggestibility as in the hypnotic state, somnambulism, or pharmacologically induced general anesthesia.
posthypnosis, posthypnotic:
A suggestion made to someone under hypnosis that is to be acted upon at a later time after the period of hypnosis is over.