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deep sleep

This page is about the collocation deep sleep

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

If you're in a deep sleep, you can't be easily woken.

For example

  • The alarm went off, but I was in such a deep sleep that I didn't hear it.

  • When my husband's in a deep sleep, he snores like a freight train.

Quick Quiz

If you're in a deep sleep, it probably means

a. you've taken sleeping pills

b. you'll sleep even if it's noisy

c. you'll sleep without dreaming

Contributor: Matt Errey