A good night's sleep

A young man sleeping in bed

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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 sia_devil on Tue, 05/07/2024 - 12:24

Thanks a lot for your tips. I’m not good with mu sleeping time. I spend my time with mobile phone at night. I will try to change my habit with your tips

Submitted by Dwiani Kartikasari on Mon, 05/06/2024 - 00:20

Particularly I dont have any significant problem about sleep. I can sleep easily everyday. Usually I sleep 7-8 hours every night.

Submitted by Hapi on Tue, 03/26/2024 - 15:49

No, I don't. I go to bed late night and didn't sleep well. I always watch movie before sleep. I know this is bad habit and I'm trying to sleep early and don't think too much before sleep.

Submitted by Myo Myo Myat on Wed, 03/06/2024 - 06:30

Yes, I sleep well.
I sleep 8 hours a night. I go to bed 11:30 p.m and I wake up 7:30.

Submitted by adham.elsum on Sun, 02/18/2024 - 23:56

Yes, I do. I sleep from 6 to 9 hours.

Submitted by noelysx on Tue, 02/06/2024 - 09:38

No, I don`t sleep well. I usually go to bed very late. Because of it I sleep about 4 hours a day.

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Submitted by Allofusaredeadfan on Wed, 01/03/2024 - 18:12

Most of the time i sleep at 8h p.m and i wake up at 6h30 a.m so i think i sleep like 11h?
i think is good for me !!

Submitted by Mohamed Saufwan on Wed, 01/03/2024 - 05:53

No, because at the night I sleep at 2am. The time I usually wake up at 6:30 a.m.

Submitted by Mister Iden on Wed, 12/27/2023 - 10:45

Night's sleep is very important for me, because I like feeling myself refreshed in the morning. Every day I try to go to bed before 10 p.m and to wake up at 5 a.m

Submitted by Булат on Sun, 12/24/2023 - 09:08

Yes, I usually sleep well. I sleep for 8-9 hours!

Submitted by Talok12 on Tue, 12/19/2023 - 15:12

I don't think so I sleep for 8 hours but it doesn't feel enough

Submitted by Summer on Wed, 11/08/2023 - 15:50

Yes, I do. It depends on the contexts. When I have lots of homework, I often study until late night. That days, I have about 6 hours to sleep. But in casually days, I always have 7 hours to sleep.

Submitted by Hassan_ Mohamed on Thu, 10/26/2023 - 10:12

I sleep well every day , usually i sleep at 11 o'clock , but lately i sleep at 1 AM

Submitted by Zuko on Mon, 09/25/2023 - 11:12

Yes, I sleep well.I sleep 8 hours.

Submitted by Hopper on Mon, 09/25/2023 - 11:09

i sleep 8 hours a day.

Submitted by Saw Min Khant on Mon, 09/25/2023 - 10:33

Yes,I do.But, sometimes i can't sleep very well because of the assignment. I usually sleeps eight hours a night .

Submitted by yılportmtal on Fri, 09/22/2023 - 10:49

I sleep well. I sleep 7 or 8 hours a day.

Submitted by thongch1124 on Sat, 09/09/2023 - 03:20

I found this video very helpful for improving my listening skills and sleeping well. Thank you

Submitted by kimy83 on Thu, 09/07/2023 - 11:22

No, I don’t sleep well. I usually watch a movie and play video game before bedtime. I think this is bad habit but it is difficult to change. I usually around 5-6 hours per day.

Submitted by stella0 on Fri, 09/01/2023 - 12:51

Yes. I sleep well. I usually sleep 6hours a night.

Submitted by tinywinybing on Wed, 08/23/2023 - 19:33

Yes, I sleep well. I usually sleep 9-10 hours

Submitted by catpuccinoxi on Thu, 06/29/2023 - 19:47

Yes, I sleep well. And I usually sleep 7 hours during the week, and on weekends up to 9 hours!

Submitted by Sethumli on Thu, 06/22/2023 - 07:39

Yeah,I sleep well & I usually sleep 6 hours.

Submitted by ha_la 9544 on Wed, 06/21/2023 - 18:30

good

Submitted by AnasA on Sat, 06/03/2023 - 13:40

I usually sleep eight hours

Submitted by victoriacortes on Mon, 05/29/2023 - 19:28

I sleep 8 hours or sometimes 10 hours

Submitted by ferdawsteens on Sun, 05/21/2023 - 21:20

A good’s night sleep is depend on livelihood level teens that which time sleep.
Tnx

Submitted by Kunsto on Mon, 05/15/2023 - 20:26

I sleep three hours last night

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Submitted by Princessagentf… on Tue, 05/09/2023 - 06:33

I sleep 8-10 a day

Submitted by thatskyling_ on Mon, 05/01/2023 - 01:49

I slept at least 6 hours everyday but my sleep quality is quite bad as I always uses my phone before going to bed.

Submitted by Engeveryjoy on Sat, 04/29/2023 - 09:46

Hello, I sleep 7-8 hours every night.I feel good in the morning. I always do my easy homework later in the evening but my hard homework I do early.

Submitted by lisa-alisa on Mon, 04/10/2023 - 17:06

Hello, I slept 8-9 hours today, I slept really bad

Submitted by Hazel_1704 on Fri, 03/31/2023 - 03:47

I sleep well and I sleep in between 5 and 7 hours every night. However, I don't rest that well.

Submitted by Diegalvar on Thu, 03/23/2023 - 15:55

I sleep very well, I usually sleep 9 hours a night.

Submitted by kamenriderlc123 on Thu, 03/23/2023 - 05:49

thank you, doctor, recently I sleep very well although I watch movie before went to bed :V

Submitted by Desiree34 on Tue, 03/07/2023 - 18:41

I always sleep well I just can sleep 8 hours every day

Submitted by JerryT on Sun, 03/05/2023 - 08:07

Yes, I do. I usually sleep for 8 hours a night.

Submitted by haidar15 on Mon, 12/12/2022 - 07:32

This is difficult to understand, usually I just can sleep 7 hour, But I can sleep 9 hour.
I am little bit weird.

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Submitted by Leandro1983 on Sat, 12/03/2022 - 23:42

Oh my very nice

Submitted by JuanBonilla on Wed, 11/09/2022 - 20:54

yes, I sleep well. I usually sleep for more than 7 hours.

Submitted by MeaMea on Fri, 10/21/2022 - 14:26

oh my good god. I always sleep with my mobile phone. I try it.

Submitted by shinta on Fri, 10/14/2022 - 09:23

I slept well last night. Usually, I go to bed at 22:00. I wake up at 7:30. That means I sleep 9.5 hours.

Submitted by mondereck18 on Sun, 09/04/2022 - 00:40

I hardly ever go to bedearly.Itis very difficult to me. however, I have already discovered which the causes are...

Submitted by Hirthic on Thu, 09/01/2022 - 16:05

yes I sleep well. I usually sleep for more than 8 hours.

Submitted by ingleseBZnullo on Wed, 08/31/2022 - 12:11

i sleep very well all night

Submitted by SK0272ingles on Wed, 08/17/2022 - 00:05

I can sleep very weel because I work every day and I end my day exaust.

Submitted by Noorreeyy09 on Tue, 08/16/2022 - 14:57

Yes I actually enjoy a good and peaceful sleep by the grace of God. And I usually sleep for 8 hours. Thank you

Submitted by AliEsp on Sat, 08/13/2022 - 15:58

No, I haven't slept well at night. I sleep 6 hours at night.

Submitted by fmchancosic on Wed, 08/10/2022 - 20:17

Yes, I do. I usually sleep for six hours. When, I don't have a lot of homeworks of university.
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