Interesting facts about sleep

The origin and meaning of the word sleep

Sleep is a very old word in our language. This is easy to understand because of its importance for people. In Old and Middle High German it was called slaf (750-1350 AD), which is already very close to the modern word sleep. In Gothic the word was sleps (1200-1500 AD).

In the Germanic languages English and Dutch, terms of the same root are used, namely sleep and slaap.