Sleep effects cause a standing sleep-like state, where the character is unable to act for the duration of the ability. However, any damage taken by the target will break the effect.

Examples of abilities that cause Sleep effect:

Any sleep effect, no matter the duration listed, will last a maximum of 8 seconds when used against players in PvP. In PvP, sleep effects are also subject to diminishing returns.

Note that Rogue's [Gouge] and [Sap] abilities, along with a Succubus's [Seduction] are functionally equivalent to sleep effects, that is, they prevent the target from taking any action for a certain length of time but break on damage. However, these abilities do not actually put the target to "sleep", but are considered Incapacitate, [Sap] and Charm effects, respectively.