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    Smile What's the opposit of 'light sleeper'?

    Hi! Is heavy sleeper the opposit of 'light sleeper'? And how about 'a sound sleeper'? How do native people say this?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: What's the opposit of 'light sleeper'?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hi! Is heavy sleeper the opposite of 'light sleeper'? You could say that.
    And how about 'a sound sleeper'? I this is most commonly said. How do native people say this?

    Thanks in advance!
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    Smile Re: What's the opposit of 'light sleeper'?

    Hi 2006,

    Thank you for your correction and answer. I got it.

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    Re: What's the opposit of 'light sleeper'?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hi! Is heavy sleeper the opposit of 'light sleeper'? And how about 'a sound sleeper'? How do native people say this?

    Thanks in advance!
    A heavy sleeper is someone who generally isn't woken by noisy children, barking dogs, or sometimes even alarm clocks.
    A sound sleeper, to me, usually just means someone who consistently gets a good night's sleep. A sound sleeper doesn't necessarily have to be a heavy sleeper.

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    Smile Re: What's the opposit of 'light sleeper'?

    Then, I think I am a heavy sleeper. Good to know the difference. Thank you, Raymott.

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    Re: What's the opposit of 'light sleeper'?

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    Then, I think I am a heavy sleeper. Good to know the difference. Thank you, Raymott.
    You 'sleep like a log'. (The opposite doesn't work: 'to sleep like a feather')

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    Re: What's the opposit of 'light sleeper'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    A heavy sleeper is someone who generally isn't woken by noisy children, barking dogs, or sometimes even alarm clocks.
    A sound sleeper, to me, usually just means someone who consistently gets a good night's sleep. A sound sleeper doesn't necessarily have to be a heavy sleeper.
    In North America we have the phrase "sound asleep", which means being in a deep sleep, and thus seems to match your definition of a heavy sleeper.

    Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
    sound adj...deep and undisturbed (a sound sleep)
    sound adv...to the full extent, thoroughly (sound asleep)

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    Smile Re: What's the opposit of 'light sleeper'?

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    You 'sleep like a log'. (The opposite doesn't work: 'to sleep like a feather')

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    Hi BobK,

    Thank you for your answer.

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    Smile Re: What's the opposit of 'light sleeper'?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    In North America we have the phrase "sound asleep", which means being in a deep sleep, and thus seems to match your definition of a heavy sleeper.

    Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
    sound adj...deep and undisturbed (a sound sleep)
    sound adv...to the full extent, thoroughly (sound asleep)
    Thank you for your input, 2006.

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    Re: What's the opposit of 'light sleeper'?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    In North America we have the phrase "sound asleep", which means being in a deep sleep, and thus seems to match your definition of a heavy sleeper.

    Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
    sound adj...deep and undisturbed (a sound sleep)
    sound adv...to the full extent, thoroughly (sound asleep)
    Here too. The adverb exists as well: 'They were all sleeping soundly'.

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