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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Submitted by Xuka on Thu, 08/13/2020 - 15:47

I sleep very well. The days of the week, I usually sleep 6 hours a night, from 12 am to 6 a.m. At the weekend, I get up later. I always sleep from 12 a.m to 8 a.m.

Submitted by NguyenMoon on Thu, 08/13/2020 - 12:46

i sleep 9 hours

Submitted by Luna on Mon, 08/10/2020 - 13:30

Yes ,l do l always sleep 8 hour
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Submitted by JoModerator on Sat, 08/15/2020 - 15:02

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Submitted by Kdinal on Tue, 07/28/2020 - 14:51

I'm used to sleeping at 10 PM and waking up at 6 AM. So I sleep during 8 hours.

Submitted by dongsoon on Thu, 07/23/2020 - 16:42

Yes I do. I usually sleep 7 hours

Submitted by braima on Thu, 07/16/2020 - 18:11

i learn to close my phone and close TV before i sleep and do my hardest homework in the morning.

Submitted by ilearniam on Wed, 07/15/2020 - 03:18

I sleep normally 8 hours but only 4 hours if urgent work to be finished. In holiday and if really tired, it gets up to 10 hours.

Submitted by marijose1234 on Mon, 07/06/2020 - 17:50

I like to sleep eight hours every Night

Submitted by Fer9TS13 on Mon, 06/29/2020 - 22:44

Yes, I do I usually sleep 8 hours, but sometimes I cannot sleep That's what I think

Submitted by KJs on Fri, 06/26/2020 - 13:25

Yes, I do. I sleep for about 8 hours but sometimes I wake up in midnight.
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Submitted by ali2009 on Thu, 06/25/2020 - 14:00

Yes I sleep well and wake up earlier and that s good for me maybe for others, and I sleep 8-9hours each single day.
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Submitted by IANPAUL on Mon, 06/22/2020 - 19:53

Yes, I do. I sleep well for 8-7 hours.

Submitted by MadikenLis on Mon, 06/22/2020 - 09:45

I'm going to bed at 10 o'clock. and sleep don't really god.

Submitted by KJs on Sun, 06/21/2020 - 11:36

Yes,I do. I sleep well for 7hours.

Submitted by Arthurcapela17 on Fri, 06/19/2020 - 14:24

yes i sleep well, i sleep 8 to 7 hours.

Submitted by KJs on Fri, 06/19/2020 - 12:23

I always have 8 hours of sleep every night. It was very good sleep.

Submitted by theoroese on Thu, 06/18/2020 - 12:34

Yes, I sleep well, normally from 7 to 8 hours per night.

Submitted by gooniechaplin on Wed, 06/17/2020 - 21:28

Sometimes I sleep well and sometimes I don't. I sleep for about 8hours. I don't have a video game in my room, I don't touch my cellphone, but I think a lot before sleep. Maybe I should think less before sleep. Bernardo 81

Submitted by eduardapschafer on Wed, 06/17/2020 - 20:51

I normally sleep well, but sometimes I take too long to sleep. I normally sleep from 6 to 7 hours and a half per night.

Submitted by maisadasilva on Wed, 06/17/2020 - 15:06

I sleep well, I usually sleep for about 8 hours every day.

Submitted by valentinaselbach on Wed, 06/17/2020 - 12:54

I have insomnia and I always watch tv in bed so... I have to change my habits, because I usually have a bad night's sleep.

Submitted by samuel_portao on Wed, 06/17/2020 - 12:32

Yes, I sleep around 6-7 hours a day and it's good for me.

Submitted by Bin6688 on Mon, 06/01/2020 - 12:42

Yes, I sleep very well and it takes me about 8 hours at night.

Submitted by fporras on Fri, 05/29/2020 - 21:05

Great

Submitted by mariangelesbol on Fri, 05/29/2020 - 01:23

Thank you, I will take your advice and put it into practice. I sometimes leave my cell phone in another room, I don't have video games and I listen to music with a moderate volume.
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Submitted by Marllavilhosa on Fri, 05/15/2020 - 05:26

I think that I sleep well, but it's difficult for me, to stay far of my cellphone or leave it in other room.
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Submitted by DIGIOTANIMES on Sat, 05/02/2020 - 19:11

I have never slept well since I was little, I go to bed late because sleep does not catch me and I tried trying to go to bed early but sleep does not catch me, I sleep approximately 5 to 6 hours or until less sleep is removed early

Submitted by kusz on Mon, 04/13/2020 - 17:31

hi very nice one :)

Submitted by hoanganh on Mon, 04/06/2020 - 15:26

Thank for the advice of mr doctor, it is very useful for me.

Submitted by Feernandaa on Thu, 03/26/2020 - 18:32

I liked the information that Dr. Baker gave because it will help me rest better Maria Fernanda

Submitted by Feernandaa on Thu, 03/26/2020 - 18:31

I liked the information that Dr. Baker gave because it will help me rest better

Submitted by dokerrebel on Wed, 03/25/2020 - 20:58

I cant sleep well, cause i spend a lot of time on Youtube or Netflix, and i belive that i sleep 5 hours
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Submitted by Richigar on Wed, 03/25/2020 - 01:54

Yes but when drinks coffe no. Usually 7 hours

Submitted by _16lx on Mon, 03/23/2020 - 19:37

yes I do , but I don't sleep early , I usually sleep 6 hours it is good to me

Submitted by Flecki2010 on Sun, 03/08/2020 - 14:13

I should go to bed earlier.

Submitted by LouZa on Wed, 03/04/2020 - 05:54

No, I cannot sleep well I think 4 hours

Submitted by khmax999 on Sat, 02/22/2020 - 04:38

last day I did hiking from 06:00 p.m until 10:30 p.m because of that I slept meby 12:00 p.m but at 04:00 a.m the electricity off and that means no aircon after that I woke up I could not sleep. now I do the fajr pries I will go back to bed I will try sleep.

Submitted by Josue777 on Wed, 02/12/2020 - 05:43

Pretty well, around 6 to 7 hours of sleep
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Submitted by EXIRQ on Fri, 01/24/2020 - 20:08

yes ,but sometimes sometimes five or six or seven or eight hours.
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Submitted by Hatake03 on Sat, 11/16/2019 - 18:36

Well, I don't sleep as I'd like to! I use a lot my computer for studying. Sometimes I can't wait 1 hour before going to sleep and when not having to study I usually take long naps. I sleep 5 hours depending on if I have to study or not!

Submitted by bcalero on Sat, 11/09/2019 - 17:40

i don't sleep well, i thing a lot

Submitted by Sarahscarllee on Tue, 10/15/2019 - 14:53

This unit very useful for everyone. great!

Submitted by Ronney on Sun, 09/29/2019 - 20:54

I usually do not sleep well at night, because I think too much before sleeping

Submitted by BlossomPPG on Wed, 09/25/2019 - 15:44

I sleep well. I sleep for 13 hours at night.

Submitted by Acropora98 on Sun, 09/08/2019 - 01:04

I usually don't sleep well at night because I think too much before sleeping.
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