drink (oneself) to sleep

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drink (oneself) to sleep

To drink alcohol until one loses consciousness or is unable to stay awake any longer. You have to drink yourself to sleep each night? You might have a drinking problem, Jerry. Dad drank himself to sleep in his armchair again.
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His battle with alcoholism is well documented, described in depth in his 2008 autobiography, and Sansom's latest interview with a Sunday newspaper detailed how he would gamble his PS622 monthly pension from the PFA before drinking himself to sleep, often in the parks around Bromley in south-east London.
His dad has turned into a real loser--living in the past, dreaming about his rock star days and drinking himself to sleep every night.
"He has been on anti-depressants ever since and has become a prisoner in his own home, drinking himself to sleep having completely lost trust in people.