"Sedatives and keeping patients in a constant twilight state
For SVT, the procedure is done under conscious sedation; the patients are awake but in a twilight state
. It takes two to three hours.
As for stage one, or hypnogogic sleep, that twilight state
you're in right after you start dozing, it's little understood.
Referring to Jung, Spoto says, "twilight state
[is] analogous to middle transition." He further states that "The rays of the sun as twilight and darkness takes over actually withdraw back into the individual's inner life, to his or her own soul, in order to now provide illumination from within".4
This is one habit that works for me when I'm travelling - I let my mind become still and settle into a kind of twilight state
, similar to that reached by meditation, for a few minutes.
Her sister, Lisa Robinson, of Five Points, Alabama, said: 'She's in a twilight state
, as if she's screaming inside but can't move.'