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go to sleep

1. Literally, to begin sleeping. I'm sorry, but Kristin has already gone to sleep—can I take a message? I plan to go to sleep early after staying up so late last night.
2. Of a limb or other part of the body, to lose feeling, usually because one has sat or leaned on it for too long. Ugh, wait a second, my foot has gone to sleep—I can't get up just yet.
3. slang Die; drop dead. Used as an imperative indicating contempt or dismissal. Go to sleep, Warren. No one cares.
See also: sleep

ˌgo to ˈsleep

(informal) (of your leg, arm, hand, etc.) be unable to feel anything in your leg, etc. because it has been in a particular position for a long time
See also: sleep
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Sleep macrostructure was markedly different between pre-treatment conditions," the researchers wrote in their study, from how quickly it took the dogs to go to sleep to how much time they spent in different stages of sleep.
The novel] may lack the ingenious conceit that made Before I Go To Sleep such a sensational debut, but this is still a gripping read--deftly plotted, with convincing characters and an unsettling premise that builds to a truly disturbing conclusion" PAUL BURSTON
Based on SJ Watson's bestselling novel, Before I W Go To Sleep is an ingenious thriller, which drip-feeds us fragmented flashbacks, clouding our judgment of characters as they orbit Christine, purportedly out of love.
Now I go to sleep I might have a nice dream and I wake up and slowly the truth of what happened dawns on me and that is that my son was a mass murderer.
When the patients let go, the tip of their tongue is sealed in the bulb, so that it stays pulled forward when they go to sleep.
Before I Go to Sleep is a great novel that begins as a mystery and builds to a fast-paced thriller.
He even terrorised one of his former victims with hate mail containing lines from the controversial song Go To Sleep Bitch.
Women who go to sleep on their left side on the last night of their pregnancy have a halved risk of late stillbirth compared with women who do not, according to findings from the University of Auckland published in the online British Medical Journal in May.
Your body's core temperature falls when it is time to go to sleep, but food digestion causes your core temperature to go up.
Researchers had one group of 24 young adults go to sleep in the evening after planning to perform an action, and then tested the next day to see if they remembered to perform the action.
It was reported he had been behaving strangely, having told his wife he wished he could go to sleep and not wake up.
It makes Janey feel safe, so she can go to sleep and have nice dreams instead of nightmares.
Only sugary '70s TV family The Waltons don't go to sleep on a row.
Go to sleep little/robot and dream rotten dreams of rotten flesh/that will never, ever be yours.
Tonight, when you go to sleep, remember the families with children who are going to sleep in their cars.