(folklore) A figure that brings sleep and dreams by sprinkling magical sand into people's eyes.
The state of being wakeful.
Used as a symbol of the passage of time toward death. en
a periodic state during which you are conscious and aware of the world
(obsolete) A seller of sand.
a temporary state in which you are unable (or unwilling) to sleep
A mythical person who makes children sleepy, so that they rub their eyes as if there were sand in them.
Wakefulness is a daily recurring brain state and state of consciousness in which an individual is conscious and engages in coherent cognitive and behavioral responses to the external world. Being awake is the opposite of the state of being asleep in which most external inputs to the brain are excluded from neural processing.
an elf in fairy stories who sprinkles sand in children's eyes to make them sleepy
The Sandman is a mythical character in European folklore who puts people to sleep and encourages and inspires beautiful dreams by sprinkling magical sand onto their eyes.