noun. the act of waking.
- waking up
Example sentences of the word wakening
1. Verb, gerund or present participle
If you find your eyes are puffy upon wakening, blink rapidly for 30 seconds, and the fluids should begin to dissipate.
2. Noun, singular or mass
In addition to more frequent nighttime wakening, when they waken at night, they often need assistance with things like going to the bathroom, which disrupts the quality of the night's sleep for child and parent.