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Sleeping Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • the suspension of consciousness and decrease in metabolic rate
  • quiet and inactive restfulness
  • the state of being asleep
  • lying with head on paws as if sleeping

Definitions from Wiktionary

  • the state of being asleep ,
  • quiet and inactive restfulness ,
  • the suspension of consciousness and decrease in metabolic rate

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Sleeping Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

Sleep is a state of rest, which happens in animals, including humans. Animals that sleep are in an unconscious state, or mostly so. Most of the muscles that animals can control on purpose are inactive. Animals that are asleep do not react to stimuli as fast as those that are awake. They can wake up from sleep more easily than from hibernation or coma. All mammals and birds, and many reptiles, amphibians, and fish, sleep. In humans, other mammals, and most other animals that were studied, sleeping regularly is essential for survival.

The purpose of sleep is not fully known, and it is still studied today. Not having enough sleep can even be used for torture.

A person sleeps when he or she is not awake. Usually, this is during the night. During the day time, most people are awake. They work, go to school, college, or university, or do other things. Many people sleep for a short time in the early afternoon for a quick rest. This is often called a nap.

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* I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting. - Mark Twain

* History teaches us that when a barbarian race confronts a sleeping culture, the barbarian always wins. - Arnold J. Toynbee

* If I thought there was some reason to be concerned about them, I wouldn't be sleeping in this house tonight. (When asked about continued presence of Soviet nuclear submarines along US coastlines) - Ronald Reagan

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