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I cannot find the term to accurately the term for "sleepers". Thank you.

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The proper word for it is

目脂{めやに}

but more common words are: 目糞{めくそ} and 目垢{めあか}

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    目脂 is (much) more common; 目糞 is more slangy/vulgar. – Yosh Mar 17 '17 at 15:22
  • In my experience, 目糞 is the most common in everyday, informal, speech. I don't know how it is statistically speaking though and I wouldn't use it formally. – bjorn Mar 17 '17 at 15:29
  • My friends and I mostly use 目脂 in any situation, so it probably depends on the community (influenced by factors like regions, age, etc.). Sorry about sounding assertive. – Yosh Mar 17 '17 at 15:52
  • No problem, you're not sounding assertive. We all have different experiences, and considering you're a native speaker I trust you more in this case than my limited experience (it's not everyday people talk about 目脂 ;) ) – bjorn Mar 17 '17 at 15:54

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