Sleepers and describing sleep - synonyms or related words
if you have broken sleep or a broken night, you sleep badly, waking up often
a deep sleep is one that you do not wake up easily from
a light sleep is one in which you wake up often. Someone who often wakes up while they are sleeping is called a light sleeper.
if you sleep lightly, you wake up very easily
formal the action of walking and sometimes doing things while you are still sleeping
someone who is sleeping
Sleeping Beauty noun
humorous used for referring to someone who has been sleeping for a long time
spoken used for referring to someone, especially a child, when they have been sleeping and have started to wake up
formal someone who walks while they are sleeping. A less formal word is sleepwalker.
sound sleep is one that is difficult to wake you from
if you sleep soundly, you sleep well and it is not easy to wake you
if someone has an uneasy sleep, they do not rest very well while they are sleeping
terrible/good etc sleeper
someone who regularly sleeps badly/well