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A hypnic jerk is someone you wouldn’t want to share a cab with, right? Actually, it is a feeling that many of us experience nightly.

In “Inception” the dream travelers move from dream to dream via a “kick,” which is like a hypnic jerk. Sleep starts, night starts, or hypnagogic jerks are also names for the feeling of an involuntary myoclonic twitch that happens just as we’re beginning to fall asleep. Myoclonus is when our muscles move suddenly, without any rhythm or pattern. (Find out if the word “inception” actually has anything to do with dreaming, right here.)

Hypnnic jerks happen during hypnagogia, which is a state that occurs between sleep and being fully awake. Some of history’s great thinkers and writers, including Aristotle, and in more recent times, Edgar Allan Poe, have pondered hypnagogia.

Hypnagogic is related to drowsiness, which we often feel profoundly when we are on the brink of sleep. The word drowsy comes from the Old English drusan or drusian, which means “sink” and “to become low, slow, or inactive.”

Interested in more thoughts on sleep and dreams? Read our post in which we discuss oneiromancy, the practice of predicting the future through the interpretation of dreams.

Had any dreams with words in them recently? Those are called hypnagogic images. Share them, and perhaps you can gain some insight from the collective wisdom of your fellow readers.

London, Feb 11 (ANI): The once-rumoured Facebook phone is all set to launch in the UK market. go to website facebook phone number

Hindustan Times (New Delhi, India) February 12, 2011 The website first created for Harvard students in 2004 eventually became a vast global community with 500 million members.

Now, a British mobile phone maker has collaborated with the social networking site to launch the first ‘Facebook phone’, reports the Daily Mail.

London-based INQ Mobile on Thursday revealed two new Android smartphones for the UK market that are designed expressly for 18-28 year-old Facebook users – the INQ Cloud Touch and the INQ Cloud Q.

Up until now, Facebook has consistently denied that it was making a phone.

Now the company has come clean about its plans.

Working closely with the team behind Facebook, INQ has given the home screen a visual feed that lets users quickly access updates, pictures, videos, and other Facebook content.

The phones provide quick links to all the popular Facebook features, including chat, messages, wall postings and notifications.

Facebook messages and instant online chat facilities are what today’s generation now uses for communication.

‘Writing on a (Facebook) wall is as easy as sending text messages,’ said INQ’s co-founder Ken Johnstone.

‘INQ has built an innovative and easy to use set of features that enable people to use common Facebook interactions such as viewing photos and videos, chat, message, and check-in to their favourite businesses all from the home screen,’ said Henri Moissinac, head of mobile business for Facebook, in a statement. go to website facebook phone number

Facebook Places is accessible directly from the home screen, giving people the ability to use the feature to check in at stores, restaurants, clubs, and other spots.

Facebook’s Events feature is also available to let people schedule events and sync them with Google Calendar.

And instead of requiring users to log onto each feature separately, the phones offer a single sign-on to access all of the Facebook features available, said INQ.

The Cloud Touch is powered by a Qualcomm 600MHz 7227 chipset and offers a 3.5-inch HGVA touch screen, 4MB of memory with an option to add more, and a 5-megapixel autofocus camera.

Also built into the phone are Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, Bluetooth, GPS, an FM radio, an accelerometer, and a compass.

The cost of the phones has yet to be revealed but it is thought the price will be set low to attract teenagers.

INQ said the Cloud Touch would be on sale from April, with the Cloud Q launched in the third quarter.

Published by HT Syndication with permission from Asian News International.

For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at htsyndication@hindustantimes.com

88 Comments

  1. DemiSherLokiWizard21 -  March 21, 2014 - 6:28 am

    Jessica,
    Just because some people talk about God does not mean that all Christians are like that! Please don’t be stereotypical.

    Also, I kinda wish I could have a lucid dream!

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  2. Queen P -  January 9, 2014 - 5:13 am

    I encounter all of these stages daily; I receive a great deal of wisdom this way. Typically it’s been accurate. I believe its a way for me to be unattached to emotions and logically analyze situations or things shared by others or simply those unspoken but very present words of the spirit. I welcome dreaming….

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  3. Kaitlyn -  September 7, 2013 - 5:03 pm

    Wow; I have experienced everything mentioned in this article. Most of my stories are about me being in hypnagogia. I experience a lot of this state, because I force myself to stay up past what my body can handle, due to school work. While in hypnagogia I’ve taking tests, studied foreign languages, and done various other things. Lately, I find that I am doing a spider solitaire game in my head nearly perfectly. (This happens frequently right before I fall asleep.) It really freaks me out. One time my brother told me to focus and I tried to use my hand to focus my face like a camera. xD

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  4. luvmonkey -  June 13, 2013 - 5:11 pm

    I had a dream where I was standing on the front porch of the house I lived in. I was close to the edge of the porch and stepped backwards a little, thinking I had more room. I felt my foot hit the edge of the porch and suddenly I was falling backwards. I braced myself, knowing that the fall wasn’t that long but anticipating that it would, at least, knock the wind out of me. I woke up bouncing on my bed like I’d just fallen onto it. I am relieved to find that it is a common occurence and that I wasn’t cracking up.

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  5. Sleep Answer -  April 25, 2013 - 1:47 pm

    Thanks for your excellent posting!
    I definitely enjoyed reading it, you could be a great article writer.
    Keep up with the great writing, have a nice day!

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  6. Allen -  November 14, 2012 - 2:16 am

    I might find the cure for hypnic jerks. My theory is extreme fear therefore we have this for a long time. Another theory is being stuck in the first stage sleep and then swapping from stage 2 diverting back to 1. I don’t know but I have this problem ,and I got it after watching some demonic videos and then I went to sleep all scared for only this to began to occur. I been having this problem for the past 5 months now. I don’t know it was because of the supplementation or the fear…

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  7. Jessica -  November 12, 2012 - 11:52 pm

    Johanna, The only people who are possessed by demons are the people who go around telling people they are possessed. Dreams are beautiful and Godly. If it was a good thing for you that’s amazing! I would love to experience a dream like yours!

    As for the people who are calling it possession. Perhaps you’re right. but if you’re not what an awful thing to be wrong about. If you’re wrong you’re spreading a terrible lie. That’s the thing about Christians, they go around shoving their crazy beliefs on people ignorantly, not knowing or caring if what they say is actually true like brain washed robots. How do you know it wasn’t a gift of the holy spirit? If anything it’s a gift. Go around cursing people, like the Salem witch trials, with darkness in you’re heart, if anyone has a demon its you. — Viorelas,, you’re comment: Extremely Creepy. Like I was all oh what a beautiful dream, then I read you’re comment, I was all woahh this person has some issues. make sure you shut all the doors to you’re mind so the demons don’t get you. wtf. Some people, I sweaaar.

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  8. Danielle -  November 7, 2012 - 2:48 am

    Hello my name is danielle and I need help. For the lastfew years I have been incountering breif dreams when I didn’t realize I fell asleep. During these dreams I am. Trying to wake up scream something to try and wake myself up. Everytime I am scared because I hear noises, see black shadows, or hear evil voices but not making it clear what has been said. I am dreaming but in my dream I am in the same position I was when I wake up. When I think I am calling for help I haven’t even moved in reality.

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  9. Killa-King1 -  May 22, 2012 - 8:40 am

    I just hate having bad dreams because dreams are like bad signs- and it’s very scary i like dreams good because it will continue the creation! Also that it will keep going.

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  10. Kenzie -  April 29, 2012 - 11:44 pm

    I used to have these jerks when I had Tourette’s but only when I was about to fall asleep and have been getting them again… I got rid of Tourette’s by not thinking about it but can it come back? I wander.

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  11. The Cheshire Cat -  April 28, 2012 - 1:28 pm

    I like dreams when I have them, and I wake up, laugh lightheartedly, and that’s it. Sometimes I have strange and funny dreams. I tell my friends, they tell me theirs, ha ha. But when I see dreams of other people’s on the computer, or am reading explanations of them, I get this eerie feeling….

    I had a strange dream with the Cheshire cat from Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland saying hi, then the setting changed and I was flying over a forest and who should I meet but the Cheshire cat flying in an airplane next to me. Then at the end there was a diploma that sid “You are the official scholar of Anarctica” and I was thinking how stupid that was…and I look at the bottom and guess whose signature?

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  12. Neal -  January 23, 2012 - 4:29 pm

    This page is further proof that the mind is much more powerful than we give it credit for. Most people use 10% of the brain that is in fact consciously usable. We’ve often heard 10% of the entire brain; but we use much less than that. It is possible, via health choices, mental exercise and so forth, to widen our perception and capabilities. Neurological misfunction can trick us into thinking someone/something else is in our head. Science provides evidence that this is most often related to a change which our bodies does not expect; not something foreign actually being there. My advice is this: If you feel a sudden change that you don’t like, seek medical help, eat better, drink lots of water, exercise regularly (mentally and physically) and/or get plenty of sleep. If the change is desirable, do what you want. But gaining medical or spiritual advice from someone who is not qualified to give that advice is foolish. Trial and error is the most reliable basis for finding cure. Don’t listen to someone who has not had ample experience in dealing with such things. You may end up hurting yourself at their whim. Don’t.

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  13. Adam -  January 22, 2012 - 10:05 pm

    If lucid dreaming and hypnagogia interests y’all, look up the pineal gland, the third eye, and DMT: The Spirit Molecule. You will not regret it ;)

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