drift off to sleep

drift off to sleep

Fig. to fall asleep gradually. At last, he drifted off to sleep. During that boring lecture, I drifted off to sleep a number of times.
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A nightmare moment | Comprised of interviews and hokey re-enactments, the film features eight people who report feelings of being frozen as they drift off to sleep, a sensation followed by visions of red-eyed monsters, saucer-eyed aliens and 'shadowmen'.
Comprised of interviews and re-enactments, the film features eight people who report feelings of being frozen as they drift off to sleep, a sensation followed by visions of monsters and aliens.
If the last thing they are thinking about before they drift off to sleep is a happy thought, this will aid their relaxation and greatly enhance their physical and emotional wellbeing.
The next time you are about to drift off to sleep, maybe you shouldn't feel content enough, for being whisked off to Master Masti's circus tent might just be the adventurous vacation you need.
If You Still Can't Sleep: Some nights it can be downright difficult to drift off to sleep easily.
There is nothing better than settling down with a nice book and a coffee during the day; and it always helps me drift off to sleep at night if I read a few chapters of Dick Francis or Agatha Christie.
A giant blanket is placed over Grandmother Giant, as | |she prepares to drift off to sleep in Newsham Park, after an exciting day wandering around the city
Children can no longer drift off to sleep early evening, walkers and joggers no longer enjoy exercising around the marina and foodies are disappearing from the restaurants as the sound of revving engines dominates the surrounds.
The idea of the Dream Jar is that children who wake with bad dreams or worry about monsters under the bed can draw their favourite or most magical dreams and each night pop one under their pillow to help them drift off to sleep thinking of lovely things.
Sleep doesn't always come for the weary -- and if you're African-American, Hispanic or Asian, it may be even harder for you to drift off to sleep at night.
Then, my face covered in dried candy floss, hair full of sand and stomach full of chips and a toffee apple, I'd drift off to sleep as the bus took us back home.
uk KIDS' STUFF * This soft pillow plugs into an MP3 device and through a hidden internal speaker plays your children's favourite soothing sounds, songs or audio book at a low-decibel level to help them drift off to sleep.
The idea is you plug in a music player so you can listen to music or the radio as you drift off to sleep - and hopefully those lyrics get embedded in the brain.
So does the medication that calms his thoughts, and the soft music that helps him drift off to sleep at night.
Later Sunday night, trying to drift off to sleep but still thinking about what a nice day we'd experienced, I envisioned that full moon more like a giant soccer ball.