: sleep
get some shut-eye

Examples of shut-eye in a Sentence

I can usually get some extra shut-eye on the weekends
Recent Examples on the Web How much a person needs to sleep to remain healthy depends upon age, but the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society recommend that adults between 18 and 60 years old get at least seven hours of shut-eye a night. Ronnie Cohen, NPR, 16 Apr. 2024 That way, early birds can get some shut-eye while night owls are cozying up with a good book. Kelsey Mulvey, Sunset Magazine, 11 Apr. 2024 As a result, the National Sleep Foundation recommends that adults receive at least seven hours of shut-eye each night. Christian Thorsberg, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 Apr. 2024 Put off any tasks until the next morning, and get some good shut-eye. TIME, 18 Mar. 2024 Claire Thornton When Kareem Wall was homeless last school year, his classroom couch became his spot for stealing a couple of hours of shut-eye after the school day. USA TODAY, 14 Mar. 2024 Starting at $17, these swaddles and sleep sacks from brands like Halo, Burt’s Bees, Ollie, Merlin, and more follow the American Academy of Pediatrics’ safe sleep guidelines and have actually gotten my babies to sleep—buying me precious hours of shut-eye, too. Emily Hochberg, Parents, 11 Mar. 2024 Getting enough shut-eye isn't always easy when traveling — and even when the opportunity arises, falling asleep can be a challenge. Theresa Holland, Travel + Leisure, 26 Feb. 2024 Despite running on limited shut-eye each night, the antechinus managed to maintain their torrid pursuit of mates—and researchers have recorded these animals participating in marathon mating sessions lasting 14 straight hours. Jack Tamisiea, Scientific American, 25 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shut-eye was in 1899

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“Shut-eye.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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