Get some shut-eye with these idioms
So it was World's Sleep Day yesterday. Don't you think we owe it to ourselves to celebrate this very important thing we spend a third of our life on? Knowing that Asian countries are among those who top the list of most sleep-deprived nations, I guess the answer is YES! I hope everyone here is getting the right amount of sleep depending on your genes and circadian rhythm also known as our body clock.
Anyways, I won't be talking more about how important sleep is because I think it's already given, but I'm going to drop some idiomatic expressions about sleep just to fit the celebration instead.
I bet we all do this a lot of times. This idiom means to not get sleep at all. So the next time you overwork and complain about it, you might wanna tell your co-worker "You owe me a cup of coffee because I did not sleep a wink last night working on the tasks I need to cover for your absence."
When you woke up on the wrong side of the bed, that simply means you woke up in a bad mood. It's not hard to find where this expression came from on the internet. It is said that this was taken from a Roman superstitious belief where they make sure not to wake up on a particular side of the bed that is thought to be unlucky. It makes sense in real life now because it would be very unlucky for the people around you to deal with your drama early in the morning. For example: "Make sure not to act silly today, mom woke up on the wrong side of the bed!"
Shut-eye means sleep. So to get some shut-eye means to get some sleep. Instead of simply telling your hard-headed night owl friends to get some sleep, tell them "Don't you mind getting some shut-eye? It's too late to go out!"
"That was a long tiring day, I'm gonna leave and hit the hay now!" is what you say when you want to tell someone that you are going to go to bed. It is said that Americans used hay as a word for bed before. Another thing is, beds backs in the old days used to be stuffed with hay.
This is obviously not me. When someone is out like a light, that means he/she falls asleep very quickly. "He was out like a light as soon as he hit the hay!"
And that is all, my friends! I don't stick to a proper sleeping schedule myself and I've always wanted to change that! Let's get cozy and have plenty of sleep now and rock the world later! Toodles!
*Lead Image is from Unsplash as well*