• WordNet 3.6
    • adj sleeping lying with head on paws as if sleeping
    • n sleeping the suspension of consciousness and decrease in metabolic rate
    • n sleeping quiet and inactive restfulness
    • n sleeping the state of being asleep
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"Valeria sleeps in peace." "Valeria sleeps in peace."
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep 094 Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep 094
The princess, holding a sword, stands over the sleeping snake The princess, holding a sword, stands over the sleeping snake
The princess pulls the letter from the sleeping man's turban The princess pulls the letter from the sleeping man's turban
Let sleeping dogs lie Let sleeping dogs lie

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Koalas sleep up to 19 hours a day
    • Sleeping a. & n. from Sleep.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television
    • n sleeping The taking of rest in sleep; sleep; the state of one who sleeps; hence, lack of vigilance; remissness.
    • n sleeping Inoperativeness; dormant state or condition; abeyance.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Ants do not sleep
    • p.adj Sleeping occupied with, or for, sleeping: dormant
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  • Jean Jacques Rousseau
    “Childhood is the sleep of reason.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “A conscience is like a baby. It has to go to sleep before you can.”
  • Francis Beaumont
    Francis Beaumont
    “Let no man fear to die, we love to sleep all, and death is but the sounder sleep.”
  • Leonardo Da Vinci
    “As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.”
  • Jean Paul Richter
    “Death gives us sleep, eternal youth, and immortality.”
  • Sir Walter Scott
    “Death -- the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.”


Let sleeping dogs lie - If someone is told to let sleeping dogs lie, it means that they shouldn't disturb a situation as it would result in trouble or complications.
Sleep like a baby - If you sleep very well, you sleep like a baby.
Sleep like a log - If you sleep like a log, you sleep very soundly.
Sleep well- don't let the bedbugs bite - This is a way of wishing someone a good night's sleep.
Talk a glass eye to sleep - Someone who could talk a glass eye to sleep is very boring and repetitive.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. slǽpanslǽp; Ger. schlaf, Goth. sleps.


In literature:

I could not sleep on my left side, and now I can sleep and eat heartily.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
On the way up, by water, we shall of course sleep on board, and we shall go direct from the boat to Tripataly.
"The Tiger of Mysore" by G. A. Henty
But the good thing fails at last, and from the silence of the moon we pass into the silence of the fields of sleep.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
They sleep with their heads toward the lamp, so the woman may reach out and tend it.
"The North Pole" by Robert E. Peary
Just making up the sleep I lost last night on the road.
"Steve Yeager" by William MacLeod Raine
Don't you go to sleep every Sunday under the wagon?
"The Emigrant Trail" by Geraldine Bonner
Linda sat weeping by his bedside without food or sleep for seven days and nights, and then began to prepare his corpse for burial.
"The Hero of Esthonia and Other Studies in the Romantic Literature of That Country" by William Forsell Kirby
It was a matter of training with him to sleep whenever sleep was needed and he had no nerves.
"The Young Trailers" by Joseph A. Altsheler
A physician who often sleeps in the bath tub expresses this fact by saying that "he sleeps faster" there than in bed.
"How to Live" by Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk
That sleep was the end of my melodrama.
"The Dark Forest" by Hugh Walpole

In poetry:

Sleep, darling
I have a small
daughter called
Cleis, who is
"Cleis" by Sappho
Now the day
Burns away.
Most austere
Night is here
Time for sleep.
"In A Glass Of Water before Retiring" by Stephen Vincent Benet
Sleep, little ladies!
Wake not soon!
Echo on echo
Dies to the moon.
"Minnie and Winnie" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Drifting, idly drifting, where thought's varied streams
Meet at last and mingle in the realm of dreams,
Gladly would I join them in oblivion's deep!
Sleep, so dear to me,
Sleep, come near to me,
Sleep, sweet sleep!
"Wakefulness" by John Lawson Stoddard
Nay, I will sleep then only; nay, but go.
Ah sweet, too sweet to me, my sweet, I know
Love, sleep, and death go to the sweet same tune;
Hold my hair fast, and kiss me through it so.
Ah God, ah God, that day should be so soon.
"In The Orchard" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Sleep, is it sleep perchance that covers
Each face, as each face were his lover’s?
Farewell; as men that sleep fare well.
The grave’s mouth laughs unto derision
Desire and dread and dream and vision,
Delight of heaven and sorrow of hell.
"Ilicet" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

Austin Batchelor constantly fantasizes about throwing game-winning passes either in his sleep or while playing in the backyard with his buddies.
Sleeping up a million bucks.
Drowning out passenger noise with audio rather than video will make sleeping easier.
Hay Un Dragon En Mi Bolsa de Dormir = There's a Dragon in My Sleeping Bag.
They are 'sleeping giants,' Relief Society President says at BYU.
A Copiah County grandma who vanished six months ago is back home, sleeping in a jail cell.
The Sleeping Bulls will join him.
Our advice to them is we never go to sleep angry.
Tyreke Evans and the Sacramento Kings have a new home in Sleep Train arena, named after the team's new sponsor, Sleep Train Mattress Centers.
Broken Sleep May Be Natural Sleep.
But I'm worried that if I sleep during the day, I'll have even more trouble sleeping at night.
People with Kleine-Levin Syndrome, or Sleeping Beauty Syndrome, may sleep up to 20 hours a day during "episodes".
A study from the National Sleep Foundation found that 25 percent of couples in the US sleep separately, and that number is only increasing.
Then let's consider a few myths behind the science of sleep: At the Washington Post, sleep expert Till Roenneberg lists five.
"If you're sleeping on a good-quality mattress and pillow, the position has actually been shown to help lower stress levels while boosting intimacy," says Jodi Fidler, a chiropractor and sleep expert at Davis Chiropractic in Minneapolis.

In science:

Hobson, Sleep is of the brain, by the brain and for the brain.
Quantum randomness can be controlled by free will -a consequence of the before-before experiment
Functional microstates within human REM sleep.
Quantum randomness can be controlled by free will -a consequence of the before-before experiment
This functionality is called indirect data transfer. Star topology allows high energy saving thanks to an optimal distribution of sleeping periods between embedded devices. For synchronization, the star coordinator sends beacon frames.
Prototyping and Performance Analysis of a QoS MAC Layer for Industrial Wireless Network
Random links arise because of packet loss or drop, or when a sensor is activated from sleep mode at a random time.
Weight Optimization for Consensus Algorithms with Correlated Switching Topology
Many wireless and mobile networks are sub jected to dramatic structural changes caused by sleep modes, channel fluctuations, mobility, device failures and other factors.
Enhanced Random Walk with Choice: An Empirical Study