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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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For the CCHS, respondents were asked how often they had trouble going to sleep or staying asleep.
Give your body at least three hours to recover from meals and rigorous exercise before going to sleep.
Sleepy Planet advised Kate's parents, Jim and Jeanne, to make a book by stapling together pages of crayon drawings of their daughter playing, getting tired, going to sleep and waking up to a new day.
A hormone "alarm clock" enables some people to decide before going to sleep when they will wake up, scientists reported yesterday.
Cuddling toddlers while going to sleep was done by almost three-quarters of the Black parents, 40% of Hispanic parents, and only 20% of Caucasian parents.
Joy Behar and her daughter Eve shop together, get facials together and go to the dermatologist together, and they share a similar beauty and skincare routine that was passed down from Joy's mother, including staying out of the sun and never, ever going to sleep with your make-up on.
Keep in mind that if your workout in the evening is cardio, it can give you a boost of energy, and it may take you a few hours to come back down before you feel like going to sleep.