A good night's sleep

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Host: At exam time it is important to sleep well. Today we have Doctor Baker with us in the studio and he is going to give us five top tips for getting a good night’s sleep. Welcome to the show, Doctor Baker. 

Dr Baker: Thank you. It’s great to be here. Let’s start with tip one. Don’t go to bed with the television on. Some people think they can sleep well with the TV on, but the noise and lights mean you don’t really sleep well, so turn it off!

Tip two: Don’t think too much before bedtime. Do your hardest homework earlier in the evening. Do easier homework later. If your brain is too busy and full of ideas it takes longer to get to sleep.

Tip three: Don’t play video games for an hour before you go to sleep. They also make your brain too busy and active. 

Tip four: Turn off your cell phone when you go to bed. What is so important that it can’t wait until the morning? If possible, leave your phone in another room. 

Tip five: Play music if you like. But don’t play it too loud. Turn the sound down low.

Host: Thank you, Doctor. That is very useful advice for our young listeners.

Discussion

Do you sleep well? How many hours do you sleep a night?

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Comments

Submitted by Dannnn on Sat, 10/16/2021 - 04:40

I sleep enough hours to be healthy

Submitted by oscarpedu on Fri, 10/15/2021 - 21:10

I don't have a sleep well but usually sleep 8 hours.

Submitted by huong124 on Sun, 10/10/2021 - 08:45

yeah. I sleep 6 hours a night.

Submitted by Fenic on Wed, 09/29/2021 - 07:28

I sleep well. I sleep seven hours a night.

Submitted by mohammadasheri on Wed, 09/29/2021 - 06:54

Yes, I do. I always sleep 8 hours.

Submitted by Lan on Mon, 09/27/2021 - 03:20

It's hard for me to fall asleep and I usually go to bed late. I sleep for 6-7 hours a night.

Submitted by Macumbo on Thu, 08/12/2021 - 10:16

i usually sleep fo 10 hours because i go sleep at 8:30 pm, 9 o' clock and i wake up at 7 o clock
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Submitted by Valeria_ on Sat, 07/24/2021 - 01:47

Sometimes I sleep well but sometimes I sleep very late and that's why I can't sleep well, I sleep between 5 to 8 hours

Submitted by Ammar on Thu, 07/22/2021 - 16:55

I don't sleep well nowadays, but I'll use these useful advices, I often sleep 8 hours per night.

Submitted by ayee on Sat, 07/10/2021 - 01:11

Yes, I do. It's about six hour per night.
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Submitted by FlowerQueen on Sun, 06/27/2021 - 09:34

Yes, I do. I usually sleep nine hours. Sometimes eight or seven hours. I don't play video games, I never hear music when I sleep and I don't have a mobile phone or a TV.

Submitted by otleal on Sun, 05/30/2021 - 21:17

Yes, I sleep well. I usually sleep 7 hours a night.

Submitted by maikha on Sun, 05/23/2021 - 09:11

Yes, I do. I usually sleep 8 hours per night.

Submitted by saina1729 on Wed, 05/05/2021 - 10:00

I used to play video games a lot before sleep, I know now that it's bad because after I played them, I couldnt sleep and I didn't want to sleep.
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Submitted by tdrgn on Sun, 04/04/2021 - 09:13

I'm usually sleep at 1 am

Submitted by elchapo on Thu, 04/01/2021 - 16:40

thanks for this video. I'm Spanish and I'm not speaking English very well. But with videos, I'm learning much faster

Submitted by Zan on Thu, 03/18/2021 - 08:03

I sleep well. I usually sleep at 9 hours

Submitted by raina on Sat, 03/06/2021 - 02:23

yes i do i sleep 6-7 hours a day

Submitted by huongvu on Wed, 02/24/2021 - 16:02

Do I sleep well? Well, to be honest, I'm a light sleeper. It takes a certain amount of time for me to get to sleep. Going to sleep used to be like a piece of cake to me. Anyway, I have to go to bed early. How may hours do I sleep a night? I try to sleep at least 7 hours a night and about an hour or a half at noon.
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Submitted by fanny on Fri, 02/12/2021 - 18:40

I sleep very well and I sleep 8 hours always.

Submitted by sunflower on Mon, 02/08/2021 - 16:51

I sleep well! I sleep around 6 or 7 hours

Submitted by Pau_Med on Thu, 02/04/2021 - 20:36

i think near of 7- 8 hours to day

Submitted by weronikacracow on Thu, 02/04/2021 - 16:30

I sleep well. I usually sleep 8-9 hours.

Submitted by iamengineer on Sat, 01/23/2021 - 20:13

I sleep well. I sleep 7-8 hours.
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Submitted by Nicsshinyyy on Thu, 01/21/2021 - 12:03

Probably 8-10 hours which I guess is more than enough to restore your energy.
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Submitted by Kostantinus on Wed, 01/06/2021 - 11:00

I sleep very well. I try to sleep at least 8 hours a night. Healthy sleeping is very important for human health. If you want to be healthy and look young you shoul pay attention to your rest time. I am an early bird.

Submitted by yongkang2821 on Tue, 12/15/2020 - 02:22

I always sleep well. I sleep seven hours.

Submitted by yongkang28161 on Tue, 12/15/2020 - 01:59

I usually sleep 8 hours. I think sleep is very important!

Submitted by yongkang2716 on Mon, 12/14/2020 - 05:26

I always sleep well. I usually sleep about 8 hours.

Submitted by yongkang2626 on Mon, 12/14/2020 - 03:39

I normally sleep well. I usually sleep 9 hours.

Submitted by yongkang2609 on Mon, 12/14/2020 - 03:11

I sleep usually 5 hours

Submitted by seonghj2607 on Mon, 12/14/2020 - 02:59

i sleep well, i sleep 7 to 6 hours.

Submitted by yongkang2609 on Mon, 12/14/2020 - 02:47

Yes ,l do l always sleep 4 hour

Submitted by yongkang2602 on Mon, 12/14/2020 - 02:46

It's hard for me sleep early

Submitted by yongkang2619 on Mon, 12/14/2020 - 02:32

I usually sleep for 6-7 hours, but I cannot fall asleep well.

Submitted by yongkang2824 on Mon, 12/14/2020 - 02:30

Yes I sleep well, I usually sleep 7 hours for a day.

Submitted by yongkang2601 on Mon, 12/14/2020 - 02:28

Sometimes i can't sleep well at night. But i solved the problems. Now I can sleep well.

Submitted by yyongkang2824 on Mon, 12/14/2020 - 02:26

I sleep well, I usually sleep 7 hours for a day

Submitted by yongkang2710 on Mon, 12/14/2020 - 02:15

Yes. I sleep eight hours a day.

Submitted by yongkang2606 on Mon, 12/14/2020 - 02:05

I normally sleep well. I usually sleep 7 to 9 hours per night. But i need to wake up little early.

Submitted by picopeca on Mon, 11/02/2020 - 14:57

I normally sleep very well. I usually sleep 10 hours more or less.

Submitted by Fawzia on Sun, 11/01/2020 - 17:15

It’s so early

Submitted by nimdini on Fri, 10/30/2020 - 13:54

yes I sleep well . I usually sleep 6 ours for a day. Because the sleep gives some relax to our mind.

Submitted by agate on Wed, 10/14/2020 - 09:02

how do you get points
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Submitted by quangthang on Thu, 09/10/2020 - 11:26

Sleeping is hard for me :(

Submitted by Salmaahmedmashal on Thu, 09/03/2020 - 10:34

I sleep very good I sleep from 10 pm to seven am at the weekend I get up at 9am

Submitted by Vuquan on Mon, 08/17/2020 - 09:08

I sleep very well. I always sleep 8 hours a night
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