The kind of involuntary sleep you experience when you're really tired and trying to stay awake in a monotonous situation, like a class lecture. One minute you're propping your head in your hand, trying to pay attention, when all of a sudden you're out -- at least until your elbow slips sideways or your head falls forward, jarring you back to attention. Caused by a consistent lack of sleep over several days. Often the cause of car accidents, when the driver nods off during long hauls.
Man, I had a really bad microsleep during trig yesterday. I couldn't stay awake for more than a minute or two.
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