get to sleep

This page is about the collocation get to sleep

collocation pattern: verb + noun


to start sleeping

For example

  • I went to bed early, but I couldn't get to sleep.

  • Don't you have trouble getting to sleep if you drink coffee late at night?

"Get to sleep" implies you're trying to sleep. For example, you wouldn't say "get to sleep while driving" because it'd imply you wanted to fall asleep and have an accident. You would say "Go to sleep while driving" instead, which means falling asleep accidentally while driving.

Quick Quiz

I couldn't get to sleep because

a. I wasn't sleepy

b. I wasn't asleep

c. I was dreaming

Contributor: Matt Errey