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The Sleep
Katakana スリープ
Sign Moon
Hierarchy The Dark
Magic Type Eastern Magic
Temperament Mischievous
Important Events
Episode 22
Episode 56

The Sleep is a Clow Card with the power to put anyone to sleep. It is aligned under The Dark.

It is one of the fifty-three Clow Cards in the anime.


Sleep resembles a young, bluish-white pixie with a six-point star on her forehead and one, overlarge, feathered ear on the left side of her head, and short hair. She wears a periwinkle bodysuit with another six-point star on her chest. Sleep carries a small wand topped with a crescent moon, which produces magical dust that induces sleep.

Magic and Abilities[]

Sleep Magic: Sleep has the ability to entrance anyone into a deep slumber, using the dust from her wand. Only those with exceptionally strong magical potential can resist her magic.

Fortune Telling: All Clow Cards have the ability to help their user predict the future. Their method of fortune-telling is similar to that of tarot cards. The interpretation of the message the Clow Cards relay depends on the magical power of the user.



In Episode 22 of the anime, Sleep took up residence at the university where Sakura's father worked. Sleep put everyone except Sakura to sleep, who cornered Sleep in her father's study where she captured it using Windy. Sleep became one of Sakura's most used cards, frequently resorting to it to put possible witnesses to sleep when some magical event is unleashed.


The Sleep is transformed into a Sakura Card in Episode 56 (episode 52 of the English dub) in order to conceal the activities of Spinel Sun after he becomes "drunk" on sugar at a sweets fair.

Sakura also considers using Sleep in Episode 64 to make Eriol fall asleep so she can stop the avalanche with her magic unnoticed, but decides against it, fearing that she can't carry Eriol back to the resort after he has fallen asleep.


In the second movie, Sakura uses the Sleep to put everyone to sleep in fear of them noticing the presence of The Nothing, but Sleep's magic was easily nullified when it was captured by the Nothing seconds after Sakura uses it.

The Sleep appears in the Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle manga, being part of Suzuran's troupé in Shara country.



  • Sleep appears to reference the fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty, wherein the titular character's fairy godmother puts others to sleep by touching them with her wand; likewise, The Sleep is a fairy-like being who puts people to sleep.
  • The winged ear might be a reference to depictions of Hypnos, the Greek god of sleep. Hypnos is mostly represented with wings on his head where the ears would be.
  • The kanji at the top of the card: 眠, (Pronounced 'Nemuri') means 'sleep', 'sleepy', and 'die' in Japanese.