SLEEP LATENCY

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 PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/sleep-latency/ (accessed May 8, 2021).
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