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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.
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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
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By accustoming yourself to going to sleep at the same time, you will get rid of insomnia, because the body will "know" that it is time to get some shut-eye.
For the CCHS, respondents were asked how often they had trouble going to sleep or staying asleep.
But there are variations on the theme: a Peruvian father recalls lullabies featuring terrifying monsters, which he believes were to scare children into going to sleep quickly, while a London woman says she's turned the form into a protest song.
"The other girls were going to parties, and I was working two jobs and worrying where my mom was going to sleep," she says.
The patient places the 15-cm plastic strip over his/her upper lip before going to sleep. Three tiny temperature sensors on the strip report every incident of cessation of breathing to a tiny processor, also located on the strip.
Luckily, there are those performances that prevent an audience from losing its course, disengaging and going to sleep. For example: the recent revival on Broadway by Circle in the Square of The Rocky Horror Show, replete with '70s retro-choreography and a hint of sweet, vulgar innocence, all at top volume--a period musical that has become a cult classic.
We can, I think, imagine going to sleep, being radically transformed, and having someone else wake up, with no worry about falling into nothingness, even though we no longer exist.
"The victim stayed with his friend for more than a month because he was afraid of his wife," the source said, adding that the husband eventually moved back to his home but started going to sleep only when his wife was out.