Hey i got a lucid dreaming manual stating:
When you are in a hypnagogic state
your body is slowly shutting itself down for the night. Chemical processes are occurring which slowly
demobilize your body for the night so you donít actually swing your arms in your bed just because you
are swinging them in your dreams. While dreaming, your eyes are a few of the only body parts that
remain mobile as we mentioned earlier when discussing REM sleep. Not only does your body shut down
due to this process of sleep paralysis, but due to the lack of external stimulation, your mind starts to go
through changes as well.
As you approach the threshold between waking and sleeping, your brainwaves slow down from a waking
bustling beta through a relaxing alpha and into a highly visual theta. Once you have entered into the theta
zone you are experiencing hypnagogia as you teeter at the edge of full sleep mode.
My question is:
Is the mind really in theta state when you are i hypnagogics?
Is the hypnagogic state deep enough to use an exit method?
are about to enter mind awake body asleep soon while in hypnagogics?
Deep hypnogogics are a good signpost to show you are at the teetering point of awake/asleep. I would say it's the trickiest part of the whole process. I wouldn't do an exit technique until you actually get to a full mind awake/body asleep.
For me, I might have some light hypnogogic things, quick flashes of blurry color or light... then I might zone out and go unconscious for a second, then come around to a quick, but clear picture or scene that quickly fades. Here, I'll try to grab the "feeling" of that last thing. Not necessarily try to visualize, but to "feel" it again. If I'm deep enough, it's like T.L. said:
I found during a deep part of hypnogogia that I can focus a certain way and have a very solid real scene appear before me, which practice it becomes a really stable image in which I can enter consciously.