Meaning of sleep-inducing in English:



  • Tending to induce sleep; soporific.

    ‘the pace of the film is plodding and sleep-inducing’
    • ‘On Saturday afternoons, we would listen to this sleep-inducing programme whilst I washed the car.’
    • ‘If you drop off just fine, you don't need to take sleep-inducing supplements.’
    • ‘The staff make you feel special and the food is filling but not sleep-inducing.’
    • ‘As for whether there's any truth to the old tale about warm milk's sleep-inducing powers, the jury is still out.’
    • ‘Tailor your message to your audience, and avoid sleep-inducing PowerPoint presentations.’
    • ‘Strangely, the sound is soothing, and sleep-inducing, and I drift off for two hours.’
    • ‘Subjects with the disorder do not secrete adequate levels of the satiating hormone leptin or the sleep-inducing melatonin.’
    • ‘Try doing some light exercise like walking to help revive your body and stop it from producing sleep-inducing hormones.’
    • ‘Long-term use of sleep-inducing medicines should always be avoided.’
    • ‘Bananas are rich in tryptophan, an amino acid that is converted into the calming and sleep-inducing brain chemical serotonin.’
    • ‘Our immune system releases a sleep-inducing chemical while fighting a cold or an infection.’
    • ‘His tests with cannabis as a part of his clinical studies on sleep-inducing effects of narcotics were conducted with 1,000 patients who suffered from sleep disturbances.’
    • ‘Tranquilizers act like sedatives in reducing anxiety and tensions but do not have their sleep-inducing effect.’
    • ‘Camomile has a calming and soothing effect on the body and is a traditional sleep-inducing remedy.’
    • ‘His speeches are said to be sleep-inducing.’
    • ‘A light snack may be sleep-inducing, but a heavy meal too close to bedtime interferes with sleep.’
    sleep-inducing, somnolent, sedative, calmative, tranquillizing, narcotic, opiate, drowsy, sleepy, somniferous