drift off to sleep

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drift off to sleep

To gradually fall sleep. I really do want to watch this movie with you, but I'm so tired that I keep drifting off to sleep.
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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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She had to wake me up after 20 minutes as I'd drifted off to sleep during the treatment.
Then participants were asked to lie down in a darkened room with their eyes closed and continue the word classification task as they drifted off to sleep.
Recording a conclusion of accidental death, John Gittins, coroner for North Wales East and Central, said it was strange that Mr Monteith had continued so far along the "rumble strip" and although it was mere speculation, he may have drifted off to sleep.
Viewers were intrigued as Hamilton began screaming just as her housemates drifted off to sleep in the 'basement' of the house which has no windows, shower, hot water or luxury food items.
But before the couple drifted off to sleep, Mr Rea heard a noise on his roof.
If you're not listening to the baby monitor as if you were a British intelligence HQ hoping for amessage from amissing spy, you have drifted off to sleep only to be woken as a child falls out of bed.
I THOUGHT I had drifted off to sleep while driving the other day and had been transported to a third world country.
As I settled in my deckchair Feeling the warm sun on my face, I drifted off to sleep Went back to another place.
29 (ANI): A Canadian businessman, who was held hostage by terrorists inside the Trident-Oberoi Hotel in Mumbai said that he was saved from being killed by terrorists because he drifted off to sleep and ignored a mysterious knock to his door.
After that unhappy image, I drifted off to sleep again, waking up moments later with a genius idea taking form in my mind.
This took place in the day room where Hannah drifted off to sleep while her care assistant did the same.
A smile crossed my face as I rolled back into my pillow and drifted off to sleep for another hour.
We drifted off to sleep the first night as Bill Murray wrestled with the curse of being trapped endlessly in the same day.
I slowly drifted off to sleep then woke with a start in .