sleep noun

1 condition of rest

ADJ. deep | light | REM

VERB + SLEEP drift into/off to, drop off to, get to, go (back) to | cry/sob yourself to | get, sleep, snatch Close your eyes and get some sleep now. Tom was in the front room sleeping the sleep of the dead. I snatched a few hours' sleep in the afternoon. | need | survive on They seem to survive on only a few hours' sleep a night. | induce, lull/send sb to using drugs to induce sleep The quiet music soon sent her to sleep. | drift in and out of He drifted in and out of sleep all night. | lose Don't lose sleep over it?we'll sort everything out in the morning. | disrupt | catch up on I used Saturday to catch up on my sleep. | feign I feigned sleep when the ticket inspector came round.

SLEEP + VERB come Sleep came to her in snatches. | overcome sb, overtake sb Sleep finally overtook me.

SLEEP + NOUN pattern | deprivation, loss | apnoea

PREP. during ~ your heart rate during sleep | in your ~ He often walks and talks in his sleep.

PHRASES a lack of sleep suffering from a lack of sleep | a wink of sleep I won't get a wink of sleep with that noise downstairs.

2 period of sleep

ADJ. long | little, short | dead, deep, heavy, sound | good, restful | light | disturbed, exhausted, fitful, restless, uneasy I woke up early after a disturbed sleep. | dreamless, peaceful | drunken | beauty Sorry but I need my beauty sleep.

VERB + SLEEP need | have Did you have a good sleep? | be in I was in a deep sleep when the phone rang. | drift into, fall into, sink into I immediately fell into a dead sleep. | awake/awaken/wake (sb) from He woke from a fitful sleep with a headache.

PHRASES a (good/poor) night's sleep You'll feel better after a good night's sleep.