the time taken to fall asleep. It can be a measure of some sleep disorders. Sleeping pills decrease the latency. It is the time, one takes to fall asleep after first attempt.

SLEEP LATENCY: "Joe had sleep latency and it took him nearly an hour to fall asleep."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SLEEP LATENCY," in, April 13, 2013, (accessed May 8, 2021).