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Going to bed, getting up and staying in bed

abed

adjective

an old word meaning ‘in bed’

arise

verb

to get up from bed, or to stand up

early bird

noun

someone who gets up early in the morning

get up

to get out of bed after sleeping

keep up

to prevent someone from going to bed

lay up

to make someone stay in bed as a result of being ill or injured

lie in

to stay in bed in the morning for longer than usual

lie-in

noun

a time when you stay in bed longer than usual in the morning

peg out

to fall down or have to go to bed because you are so tired

retire

verb

to go to bed at the end of the day in order to sleep

rise

verb

to get out of bed in the morning

sit up

to go to bed later than usual

stay up

to not go to bed

surface

verb

to get out of bed, especially after sleeping for a long time

take to

to go to a place, especially your bed

turn in

to go to bed at night

wait up

to not go to sleep until someone comes home

an early start

an occasion when you start something early in the morning

an early/late night

an occasion when you go to bed earlier/later than usual

an early/late riser

someone who usually gets out of bed early/late

be up with the lark

to be awake and out of your bed very early in the morning

hit the sack/hay

to go to bed

keep regular/late etc hours

to perform the same activities every day at regular/late etc times, especially going to bed and getting out of bed

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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