v. To sleep or nap too long.
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And here's just a few illnesses you might notice post over-dozing:
—Ashley, “Overdozing on sleep could land you an array of ailments,” Tyrd.com, January 22, 2016
Sleeping in could be called 'overdozing'.
—Josef Frank, “Sleeping in could…,” Twitter, June 30, 2015
I was prescribed some sleeping pills but accidentally took too many. I overdozed.
—Soraya, “I was prescribed…,” Twitter, April 09, 2014
2009 (earliest)
1. To nap for so long that one ends up feeling more tired than before he or she took the nap.
2. To nap for a longer period than one expected to.
—Alexander A, “Overdoze,” Urban Dictionary, February 11, 2009
This term was tough to research because a remarkable — we're talking eyebrows-up remarkable — number of people misspell overdose as overdoze. In a vanishingly small number of cases the person is making a pun (as in the 2014 citation), but the rest are, for no good reason that I can discern, replacing the s with a z.
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