Do we just say, I’ve had enough sleep, or I’m full of sleep or something else?


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You could say "I am well-rested".

If you want to refer to last night, you could also say "I had a good night's sleep" to indicate the amount of sleep you got was sufficient to plentyful.

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    "well-rested" is the standard term in official reports such as air accident investigations. "The pilots were on their first sector of the day and were well rested..." Aug 30, 2018 at 13:48
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    It’s probably worth noting that you can use just “rested,” and the “well” will be implied.
    – KRyan
    Aug 30, 2018 at 14:58

You can simply say that you had a good (night's) sleep:

  • a night in which one sleeps well.

  • Did you have a good night's sleep? I need a good night's sleep to be at my best in the morning.


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    A "good night's rest" also works. Pity you didn't mention that also.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Aug 30, 2018 at 17:44
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    @Mari-LouA - yes, apparently less common, though. Probably for this reason it is not present in dictionaries as idiomatic: books.google.com/ngrams/…
    – user 66974
    Aug 30, 2018 at 17:59
  • This answer seems to imply "I had a good sleep" is valid (with the parentheses). While that's grammatical, it sounds funny in AmE, and I've never heard it outside of people trying to be funny. Is it a regional thing?
    – anon
    Aug 30, 2018 at 19:09

One more way to say enough sleep is salubrious sleep. Salubrious sleep is healthy sleep. You feel you had an enough sleep. It gives you a feeling of contentment.

Salubrious Oxford dictionaries

Health-giving; healthy.

Citation from the books:

Healthy Living in Late Renaissance Italy By Sandra Cavallo, Tessa Storey

They made for more salubrious sleep according to the principles of healthy life promoted in the advice literature...

The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 21 edited by Tobias George Smollett

We, indeed, consider dreaming to be only an interruption of salubrious sleep.

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    Never (as a native British English speaker in my 30s) have I ever heard the phrase "salubrious sleep".
    – AndyT
    Aug 30, 2018 at 12:56
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    Also a native british english speaker (late 20s), particularly well read, I know the word Salubrious and I've never seen it used in this context either. That said, the quotes seem good, and depending on whether the OP is looking for Purple Prose this might be a good option! Aug 30, 2018 at 13:33
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    @ChrisH hence my own recommendation that it'd be good for use as "purple prose", but that it's definitely not common usage. In fact, after my own google-search for the phrase itself, I found the two quotes above, this very stack-exchange question and a bunch of partial matches. So it's certainly not common! Aug 30, 2018 at 13:49
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    I don’t see how this answers the question. I can say that I’m well rested or that I got a good night’s sleep last night. But how do I say that using salubrious? “I’ve had the requisite amount of salubrious sleep!?!” From what I can see salubrious doesn’t include the idea of ‘enough’. Even the examples given here indicate that salubrious sleep can be interrupted. so while I might have been on my way to a good night’s sleep, my dog’s barking in the middle of the night put a stop to that.
    – Jim
    Aug 30, 2018 at 14:18
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    @shim the main issue I have with it is that it doesn’t answer the question- “I am salubrious” doesn’t mean “I am well rested”. “I had salubrious sleep” doesn’t even mean “I had plenty of sleep”. It’s a great word, but it doesn’t fit here.
    – Tim
    Aug 30, 2018 at 17:05

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