toss and turn
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- (of someone lying down, asleep or attempting to sleep) to be constantly moving, unable to lie still
- I didn't get a wink of sleep. I was tossing and turning all night long.
- 1749, John Cleland, Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure Part 2
- for, after tossing and turning the greatest part of the night, and tormenting myself with the falsest notions and apprehensions of things, I fell, through mere fatigue, into a kind of delirious doze