Sleep

In animals, sleep is a naturally recurring state characterized by altered consciousness, relatively inhibited sensory activity, and inhibition of nearly all voluntary muscles. It is distinguished from wakefulness by a decreased ability to react to stimuli, and it is more easily reversible than being in hibernation or a coma. During sleep, most sys...
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Sleep

• (v. i.) A natural and healthy, but temporary and periodical, suspension of the functions of the organs of sense, as well as of those of the voluntary and rational soul; that state of the animal in which there is a lessened acuteness of sensory perception, a confusion of ideas, and a loss of mental control, followed by a more or less unconsci...
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sleep

(slēp) a period of rest for the body and mind, during which volition and consciousness are in partial or complete suspension and bodily functions are in partial suspension. It is sometimes described in behavioral terms as a state marked by a characteristic immobile posture and lessened but easily reversible sensitivity t...
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sleep

noun a torpid state resembling deep sleep
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sleep

nap noun a period of time spent sleeping; `he felt better after a little sleep`; `there wasn`t time for a nap`
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Sleep

[choral song] Sleep is a choral composition by Eric Whitacre. It was originally set to the text of Robert Frost`s `Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening` however, Whitacre never secured permission to use the poem thinking that the poem was in public domain. After a long legal battle, the estate of Robert Frost forbade Whitacre from using the...
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Sleep

[non-human] Sleep in non-human animals refers to how the behavioral and physiological state of sleep, mainly characterized by reversible unconsciousness, non-responsiveness to external stimuli, and motor passivity, appears in different categories of animals. Rats kept from sleeping die within a couple of weeks, but the exact function of sle...
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Sleep

[OS X] Sleep on Macintoshes running on OS X consist of the traditional sleep, Safe Sleep, and Power Nap. In System Preferences, Safe Sleep is referred to as sleep. Since Safe Sleep also allowed state to be restored in an event of a power outage, unlike other operating systems, hibernate was never offered as an option. In 2005, some versions...
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Sleep

[system call] A computer program (process, task, or thread) may sleep, which places it into an inactive state for a period of time. Eventually the expiration of an interval timer, or the receipt of a signal or interrupt causes the program to resume execution. == Usage == A typical sleep system call takes a time value as a parameter, specify...
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Sleep

[Unix] sleep is a Unix command line program that suspends program execution for a specified period of time. The sleep instruction suspends the calling process for at least the specified number of seconds (the default), minutes, hours or days. Where number is a required floating point number, and suffix is an optional suffix to indicate the ...
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Sleep

Sleep intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Slept ; present participle & verbal noun Sleeping .] [ Middle English slepen , Anglo-Saxon sl...pan ; akin to OFries. sl...pa , Old Saxon slāpan , ...
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Sleep

Sleep noun [ Anglo-Saxon slǣp ; akin to OFries. slēp , Old Saxon slāp , Dutch slaap , Old High German slāf , German schlaf , Goth. slēps . See Sleep , intransitive verb ] A natural and...
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Sleep

Sleep transitive verb 1. To be slumbering in; -- followed by a cognate object; as, to sleep a dreamless sleep. Tennyson. 2. To give sleep to; to furnish with accomodations for sleeping; to lodge. [ R.] Blackw. Mag. To sleep away , to spend in sleep; ...
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Sleep

Sleep obsolete imperfect of Sleep. Slept. Chaucer.
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sleep

A natural and healthy, but temporary and periodical, suspension of the functions of the organs of sense, as well as of those of the voluntary and rational soul; that state of the animal in which there is a lessened acuteness of sensory perception, a confusion of ideas, and a loss of mental control, followed by a more or less unconscious state. 'A m...
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sleep

a normal, easily reversible, recurrent, and spontaneous state of decreased and less-efficient responsiveness to external stimulation. The state ... [14 related articles]
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Sleep

Most common posture is with head turned and resting on back, with bill tucked under shoulder (scapular) feathers. Some birds sleep on tree branches or buildings, some in cavities.
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Sleep

Our Sleep Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Sleep Sleep: The body's rest cycle. Sleep is triggered by a complex group of hormones that are active in the main, and that respond to cues from the body itself and the environment. About 80 percent of sleep is dreamless, and is known as non-rapid eye movement (N...
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Sleep

Sleep Greek: Hypnos (god) Latin: Somnus (god)
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Sleep

Sleep is slang for a short prison term.
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sleep

sleep, resting state in which an individual becomes relatively quiescent and relatively unaware of the environment. During sleep, which is in part a period of rest and relaxation, most physiological functions such as body temperature, blood pressure, and rate of breathing and heartbeat decrease. How...
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sleep

State of natural unconsciousness that occurs at regular intervals in most mammals and birds, though there is considerable variation in the amount of time spent sleeping. Sleep differs from hibernation in that it occurs daily rather than seasonally, and involves less drastic reductions in metabolism. The function of sleep is unclear. People deprived...
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Sleep

The body's rest cycle.
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Sleep

The body's rest cycle.
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sleep

Type: Term Definitions: 1. hypnophobia.
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