beauty sleep

See synonyms for beauty sleep on
  1. sleep before midnight, assumed to be necessary for one's beauty.

  2. any extra sleep.

Origin of beauty sleep

First recorded in 1855–60

Words Nearby beauty sleep Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use beauty sleep in a sentence

  • It’s particularly effective in the bedroom, where cool, clean air will help ensure you get plenty of high-quality beauty sleep.

  • He had had occasion to wake Bones from his beauty sleep before, but he had never been as bad as this.

  • Let your concern for the herd be the first and last thought of the day, and then I'll get my beauty sleep this winter.

    Wells Brothers | Andy Adams
  • At any rate she might as well try to get a little beauty sleep before dressing to go to the Tosswills.

    What Timmy Did | Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes
  • I shall leave early, about the time you are getting your beauty sleep.

  • That's too bad for the General, that he has to be aroused out of his beauty sleep.

    Hookers | Richard F. Mann

British Dictionary definitions for beauty sleep

beauty sleep

  1. informal sleep, esp sleep before midnight

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