What does sleeping mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sleepingnoun

    the state of being asleep

  2. quiescence, quiescency, dormancy, sleepingnoun

    quiet and inactive restfulness

  3. sleepingadjective

    the suspension of consciousness and decrease in metabolic rate

  4. dormant(ip), sleepingadjective

    lying with head on paws as if sleeping

Wiktionary

  1. sleepingnoun

    the state or act of being asleep.

  2. sleepingadjective

    asleep

  3. sleepingadjective

    used for sleep; used to produce sleep.

Wikipedia

  1. sleeping

    Sleep is a sedentary state of mind and body. It is characterized by altered consciousness, relatively inhibited sensory activity, reduced muscle activity and reduced interactions with surroundings. It is distinguished from wakefulness by a decreased ability to react to stimuli, but more reactive than a coma or disorders of consciousness, with sleep displaying different, active brain patterns. Sleep occurs in repeating periods, in which the body alternates between two distinct modes: REM sleep and non-REM sleep. Although REM stands for "rapid eye movement", this mode of sleep has many other aspects, including virtual paralysis of the body. Dreams are a succession of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that usually occur involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep. During sleep, most of the body's systems are in an anabolic state, helping to restore the immune, nervous, skeletal, and muscular systems; these are vital processes that maintain mood, memory, and cognitive function, and play a large role in the function of the endocrine and immune systems. The internal circadian clock promotes sleep daily at night. The diverse purposes and mechanisms of sleep are the subject of substantial ongoing research. Sleep is a highly conserved behavior across animal evolution, likely going back hundreds of millions of years.Humans may suffer from various sleep disorders, including dyssomnias such as insomnia, hypersomnia, narcolepsy, and sleep apnea; parasomnias such as sleepwalking and rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder; bruxism; and circadian rhythm sleep disorders. The use of artificial light has substantially altered humanity's sleep patterns. Common sources of artificial light include outdoor lighting and the screens of electronic devices such as smartphones and televisions, which emit large amounts of blue light, a form of light typically associated with daytime. This disrupts the release of the hormone melatonin needed to regulate the sleep-cycle.

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  1. sleeping

    Sleeping is a natural state of rest and repose in which consciousness is largely or completely suspended, and the body enters a state of reduced physical activity and responsiveness. It typically involves closing of the eyes, altered brain wave activity, decreased muscle tension, and a lowered metabolic rate. Sleep is essential for restoring and rejuvenating the body, promoting physical and mental well-being, and allowing for various physiological processes to take place.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sleeping

    of Sleep

  2. Sleeping

    a. & n. from Sleep

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    Rank popularity for the word 'sleeping' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3405

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sleeping in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sleeping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of sleeping in a Sentence

  1. Steve Soboroff:

    I would have trouble sleeping at night if I was keeping L.A. from getting cameras.

  2. Cedric Alexander:

    Video footage captured from police body cameras shows Atlanta police officers talking with Rayshard Brooks moments before Rayshard Brooks was shot in a Wendys parking lot. Officer Devin Bronsan arrived inthe area after a 911 complaintof someone sleeping in a car. Rayshard Brooks said Rayshard Brooks drank a small amount of alcohol and was administered afield sobriety test. Hisblood-alcohol levelregistered at.108, above the.08 legal limit. I think youve had too much to drink to be driving, said Officer Garrett Rolfe, who responded to the scene after Officer Devin Bronsan, beforehe tried to arrest Rayshard Brooks. A struggle ensuedand the officers bodycams wereknocked to the ground. They could be heard yelling, Youre going to get Tased ! Stop fighting ! ATLANTA ERUPTS AFTER Rayshard Brooks DEATH PROMPTS POLICE CHIEF TO STEP DOWN This screen grab taken from body camera video provided by the Atlanta Police Department shows Rayshard Brooks speaking with Officer Garrett Rolfe in the parking lot of a Wendy's restaurant, late Friday, June 12, 2020, in Atlanta. Garrett Rolfe has been fired following the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks and a second officer has been placed on administrative duty. ( Atlanta Police Department via AP) At one point Rayshard Brooks appears to grab Bronsans Taser. Hands off Bronsans Taser ! an officer said. Rayshard Brooks fled from the officers and turnedaround with the stun gun before Rayshard Brooks was shot. It does appear in the video that Rayshard Brooks is fleeing from the Atlanta police officers, that as hes fleeing Rayshard Brooks turns back over Rayshard Brooks shoulder with what appears to the naked eye to be Rayshard Brooks Taser that the eyewitnesses told us they saw the individual have that belonged to one of the officers, Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vic Reynolds said Saturday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. An autopsy found that Rayshard Brooks suffered to two gunshot wounds to Rayshard Brooks back. The Fulton County Medical Examiner ruled Rayshard Brooks deatha homicide. Garrett Rolfe has not been charged in Rayshard Brooks death but was fired from the force Sunday. Cedric Alexander, the former public safety director of Dekalb County, Ga., who now works as a police consultant, told the Associated Press that the shooting will lead to questions over how officers could have defused the situation. Heres a man who took Dekalb County upon Cedric Alexander to pull off the road to take a nap.

  3. Oksana Miraevska:

    When they started shelling us, then in general life changed. I live in the basement, we go there for the night. We have been sleeping there for a month now, i don't think the enemy should be underestimated.

  4. Henning Johannes Drews:

    One could say that while your body is a bit unrulier when sleeping with somebody, your brain is not.

  5. Keala Martins-Keliihoomalu:

    People are at their breaking point, you see really old people sleeping on the ground and in tents.

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