6. The fall into the abyss
Was there a time when you’re already as if in a dream, woke up feeling like flying in the abyss? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. This phenomenon is known as “hypnagogic twitching” and occurs when the brain is going to sleep, and shuts down before the body. “This effect can be felt as a smooth dip or, on the contrary, plummeting down,” says W. Christopher Winter, a sleep and Director of the sleep Center at Martha Jefferson Hospital (USA). – This happens most often when the person has not slept, or severely overworked, or under stress. His brain quickly immersed in the sleep state, and body for them has not kept pace”.