Sleepy or tending to cause sleep. From the Latin work somnus, meaning ‘sleep.’
A surgical treatment to stop snoring. Somnoplasty uses heat energy to remove tissues of the soft palate and the uvula (the flap at the back of the palate). Somnoplasty is usually done as an office procedure with local anesthesia. Somnoplasty is not indicated for the treatment of sleep apnea.
1. Principally, a male offspring. 2. Also a male adopted child. 3. A term of address for a male. From the Old English sunu, from an Indo-European word meaning to give birth.
Bringing comfort, solace, reassurance, peace, composure, quietude. To soothe is to allay, balm, becalm, calm, compose, lull, quiet, settle, still, or tranquilize. In medicine, an agent that is soothing is called a demulcent.
Abnormally deep sleep, an unusually profound sleep, a stupor from which it is difficult to rouse a person. Sopor may be due to a drug. “Sopor” is Latin for “deep sleep.” The root is “somnus,” the Latin for “sleep” (and the name of the Roman god of sleep.) “Soporific” has the same derivation.
Something such as a drug that causes or induces profound sleep. Tending to cause sleep or to dull the sense of awareness or alertness. The word “soporific” is derived from “sopor” meaning “deep sleep.” The root is “somnus,” the Latin for “sleep” (and the name of the Roman god of sleep.)