From: Operation High Time, Ch 3. ' I leaned forward and made wrist contact with my laterals. Then I brushed his lips with mine ever so gently for the time sense adjustment so he would sleep.' There are other ways a channel can adjust a patient's consciousness, and channels can develop a fine-control over their own level of awareness. See Rindaleo Hayashi.
(Source: Index card file. Operation High Time -- http://www.simegen.com/sgfandom/rimonslibrary/oht.html) When Mairis takes transfer from the Senator (which was only an instant) he does this so that the Senator will sleep.