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sql restore error database in use

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Server: Msg 3101, Level 16, State 2, Line 1
Exclusive access could not be obtained because the database is in use.
Server: Msg 3013, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
RESTORE DATABASE is terminating abnormally.

this was the error when i tried to use restore command with replace on an existing database. i checked the activity monitor, there is a process for the database that has status 'sleeping'. could that be the problem?
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