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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, most people are awake. They work, go to school 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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'Sleeping' example sentence in quotations

* 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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Sleeping Sample Sentences in News

  • Pope Francis Celebrates Birthday by Donating 400 Sleeping Bags
    The pontiff donated sleeping bags to Rome's homeless for his 78th birthday. Read more on this news related to 'Sleeping'
  • Pope treats homeless to new sleeping bags
    Pope Francis marked his 78th birthday by ordering the distribution of hundreds of sleeping bags to homeless people in Rome, Vatican officials said Thursday. Konrad Krajewski, the archbishop in charge of the pope's charity work, led an operation in which a minibus packed with 400 sleeping bags carrying a papal ensign toured around the Italian capital on Wednesd Read more on this news related to 'Sleeping'
  • Americans are sleeping less than Canadians, Mexicans, Germans, and the British
    Most adults need to sleep 7 to 8 hours a night, according to the National Institutes of Health. In the short term, undersleeping leads to problems with memory, attention, and  — according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration — about 100,000 car crashes a year. In the long run, sleep deprivation is linked to a host of health problems includin Read more on this news related to 'Sleeping'

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