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1. In a state of sleep; sleeping.
2. Numb, especially from reduced circulation of blood to a limb: My leg is asleep.
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Patient discussion about asleep

Q. I'm having trouble falling asleep. Please give me your tips & advice as it takes me 2 to 3 hours every night. I read a book before shutting off my light as it helps tire my eyes, otherwise I'd be awake all night. I take Amitryptiline for my Fibromyalgia before going to bed which is also supposed to help my sleep but I don't find it's helping much. Maybe you have a routine or a secret ingredient which I could try. I have never taken sleeping pills but I may have to resort to something as I am frustrated. I also suffer from Restless Leg Syndrome but that is something that wakes me up through the night. All ideas will be welcome except the counting sheep one as I've already been there, done that. Thanks all.

A. wow...i know this frustration by heart....sleeping problems can make you crazy. do you sleep more then 6 hours a night? if so- it might be an unwinded biological clock ... i find it relaxing to do a warm bath before going to sleep (45 minutes before) and then i shut my eyes and picture a giant tree, and every time a thought come to pass- i "frame" it and hang it on the tree. it's a kind of meditation that will help you fall asleep.

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Males and young adults between 18 and 29 are at the highest risk for drowsy driving and falling asleep at the wheel, according to the NSF poll; in fact, more than two-thirds of these young adults who drive, (71 %), report driving while drowsy in the past year.
And while Asleep at the Wheel has, from its beginnings, been particularly associated with the most famous western swing artist of all, Bob Wills, it has also, from its beginnings, followed the lead of Wills and the other original western swing artists in practicing a musical omnivorism, capably incorporating honky tonk, classic jump and rhythm-and-blues, and other forms into its repertoire.
Let them fall asleep at the wheel and they're worth $100,000.
WALTERVILLE Two Springfield residents were injured Monday afternoon when the driver fell asleep at the wheel, crossed the center line and collided with a 2007 Peterbilt truck pulling two trailers on Highway 126 near Walterville.
A bulgarian trucker who fell asleep at the wheel causing an oncoming van driver to crash into a wall appeared in court yesterday.
At least one person dies every day after falling asleep at the wheel, so anything that makes drivers break their journeys has to be good news.
A BOAT carrying seven tons of diesel ran aground yesterday after its dozy skipper fell asleep at the wheel.
long-haul drivers, found that two-thirds of drivers reported driving while drowsy within the previous month and roughly a quarter reported that they had fallen asleep at the wheel at least once in the last year.
My first thought was "Great, just what I need, a speeding ticket." Looking around, I realized what had really happened: I had fallen asleep at the wheel with my pregnant wife asleep in the passenger seat!
A British rugby fan fell asleep at the wheel of a camper van in New Zealand and collided with a car, killing a young woman.
A RECENT Canadian survey into drivers falling asleep at the wheel has revealed that a majority of the cases occurred in the late afternoon and not at night, a more obvious presumption.
This is a ruse deflecting attention from the real culprits: raw capitalism, a lust for profit, and an FDA that is asleep at the wheel.