fall asleep


: to begin sleeping
She fell asleep during the movie.
I woke up and I couldn't fall back asleep.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The drink also went viral in this video posted by Sierra Cooley, who swears that it’s helped her fall asleep faster than any other method she’s used. Christina Montoya Fiedler, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Apr. 2023 Stimulants such as Ritalin and Adderall are sometimes used to treat narcolepsy, a sleep disorder that causes people to fall asleep unexpectedly. Avery Hurt, Discover Magazine, 22 Mar. 2023 Add the concoction to a nighttime ritual that promotes relaxation: Prior to bed, take a break from screens, prepare and enjoy the tea, then indulge in a hot bath or shower before crawling in bed with plenty of time to fall asleep. Sheila Cosgrove Baylis, Peoplemag, 14 Mar. 2023 The hashtag #tartcherryjuice has more than 40 million views, with users claiming the drink can help both adults and children fall asleep faster and wake up rested. Daphne Yao, Health, 17 Feb. 2023 One Italian study found that after initial lockdowns due to the pandemic, those who turned to their screens for even longer at night had the poorest sleep quality, took the longest time to fall asleep, slept the least, and had the most severe symptoms of insomnia. Mike Richard, Men's Health, 31 Jan. 2023 Some A-list artists, including Billie Eilish, BTS and Khalid, are responsible for helping people fall asleep, according to a new study published Wednesday. Carly Thomas, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 Jan. 2023 Narouze noted that patients who are regular cannabis users might need more anesthesia to fall asleep or keep them from waking up. A.j. Herrington, Forbes, 10 Jan. 2023 Instead, get out of the bed after about 15 minutes of trying to fall asleep, and do a quiet, boring activity in another room, like folding laundry. Good Housekeeping, 6 Jan. 2023 See More

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“Fall asleep.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fall%20asleep. Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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