To sleep away

to spend in sleep; as, to sleep away precious time.

See also: Sleep

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
He meant to go to bed and try to sleep away these wretched doubts and questionings.
Sikes, meanwhile, flinging himself on the bed, and composing himself to sleep away the time until the young lady's return.
She threw herself on her bed, with a sullen impulse to sleep away the time.
And now, good-night; go to your rooms, and try to sleep away all recollections of this evening.
But on that night I had fever and she asked me to sleep away from her.
In a new novel, a young woman attempts to sleep away an entire year to get over her existential ennui
Ryan was issued with a formal warning over the incident while Roxanne begged to sleep away from the other housemates as she no longer felt safe in the shared bedroom.
But following the incident Roxy went to the Diary Room and told Big Brother she felt scared and wanted to sleep away from the other housemates.
'Those popular programmes the 'Masquerade'', 'Cockcrow at Dawn'', 'The Village headmaster'' and others were left to sleep away,'' he said.
In the same letter he described how they had come out of trenches for a few days of rest, commenting that it was nice to sleep away from the wet, although they were still sleeping in their clothes.
-- a place to sleep away from war and hope for my tomorrow.