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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.

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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Speaking at a "Red Mass" for members of the legal profession, O'Malley remarked, "We cannot afford to be asleep at the switch.
On the fate of Cronin he added: "He just didn't do his job - he clearly was asleep at the switch.
We've sort of been asleep at the switch in California," says Tom Lieser, a senior economist with UCLA's California Forecast, in the unflappable tone of someone who's seen the Golden State clip and rise up again many times in his long career.
It's as if federal regulators have been asleep at the switch.
Recent studies suggest that juvenile-onset diabetes, an autoimmune disease, may take root because a baby's immune system is asleep at the switch early on.
claimed "voters were not asleep at the switch, but they were hoodwinked.
Bernie saw a Democratic machine in Burlington that was asleep at the switch.
I don't know how to help people who are asleep at the switch.
Clearly, many of the managements of institutions such as but not limited to Citigroup (NYSE: C), Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) and General Motors were asleep at the switch for a couple of years earlier in the decade.
When I consider these two recent actions of Navistar, together with the history of the company, its management and its Board, which has repeatedly made poor decisions leading to disastrous results, I am led to the inevitable conclusion that Navistar is a company with a Board asleep at the switch, violating its legal obligations and trying to entrench itself to protect the fees and status of Board members, rather than to faithfully perform the primary legal obligation of a board of directors, which is to protect and enhance the investment of shareholders.
Americans were snookered into deals with zero down and balloon payments and the regulators fell asleep at the switch," Perry said during a speech to the Nashua Chamber of Commerce early Wednesday.
City officials fell asleep at the switch and allowed the Asian longhorned beetle to obtain squatter's rights in my neighborhood.