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.


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

Average: 5 (6 votes)
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Submitted by clavergui on Thu, 01/24/2019 - 16:36

i sleep very well and i sleep around five hours

Submitted by clavergui on Thu, 01/24/2019 - 16:28

i want to sleep every time but i have any time to do it :(

Submitted by cyneesta on Wed, 01/09/2019 - 15:17

easy study english

Submitted by wanna123 on Mon, 12/31/2018 - 08:56

Hmm... I think i rarely have a good bed time. I play a lot in the daytime, and I just study in the night. And when I go to bed, i use smartphone a long time before I really sleep. I just sleep 5 hours, then I wake up in the morning and go to school, but I always feel sleepy too much. So, I spend my weekend to sleep all day. I think I need to improve myself better.

Submitted by shfffzzz on Sat, 12/29/2018 - 11:56

i don't really sleep well every night but i'm trying to, I usually sleep for less than 8 hours

Submitted by shfffzzz on Sat, 12/29/2018 - 11:53

we really need to sleep well at night so we can spend our next day with a good health , Thank you for the tips

Submitted by Escobar on Fri, 11/30/2018 - 16:56

I sleep very well.I sleep 9 or 10 hours a night.

Submitted by Tumka on Wed, 10/10/2018 - 18:53

I like sleeping, but I sleep 5-6 hours every day
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Submitted by Tutor on Mon, 10/01/2018 - 12:55

Yes, I do...... I do sleep well. But when I'm in bad moments I can't sleep well and it's normal for others also. I sleep about 6 - 7 hours a day.

Submitted by Haris99 on Mon, 10/01/2018 - 01:09

I don't think so, I only sleep five to six hours a day and sometimes it makes me sleepy during the day.

Submitted by Laode_Hamdi_A on Mon, 10/01/2018 - 00:52

Awesome learning , keep it up !
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Submitted by Khumaidaa on Mon, 10/01/2018 - 00:28

I can't sleep well, every time I wake up I feel very tired

Submitted by HaryaSidikD on Sun, 09/30/2018 - 15:02

Yes i do, 7hours

Submitted by arifpamujii on Sun, 09/30/2018 - 14:46

Hello everyone, This is my first comment here :) I don't sleep well and that's why I'm always tired in the morning. My main problem is that many of my dorm friends sleep late at night. I can't sleep because of being disturbed. So my daily sleep is 5-6 hours and that is not enough for me. sleep tips for me so that the morning feels fit and doesn't feel tired in the morning.

Submitted by Arya_arinal_haq on Sun, 09/30/2018 - 14:07

It is good material for learning how to listening well thank you.

Submitted by Budi_andra on Sun, 09/30/2018 - 13:51

How long you can sleep well using all of that tips ?

Submitted by 5302418027 on Sun, 09/30/2018 - 11:08

I sleep well last night, about 7 hours. But in the morning I was sleepy
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Submitted by khanhlinh92004 on Mon, 07/23/2018 - 09:58

I didn't sleep well last night. The weather is too hot. I try to sleep but I couldn't. I left my bed and went out. Suddenly, I saw something in the corner of my room. I came close and touched it. And it jumped on my hand. It was a mouse. Terrible! I threw it away and ran into the bathroom. And I saw another mouse. What a horrible night! I couldn't sleep all night. And I was late for school this morning. I hate mouse. Tonight, I will check the room before going to bed. I wish I will sleep well tonight.

Submitted by Sea_Pearl on Sat, 07/07/2018 - 09:40

Excuse me, I've been trying to download the audio file, but it is not working. I am using chrome and it says "this site can't be reached". how can I solve this problem?
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Submitted by JoEditor on Mon, 07/09/2018 - 07:23

Hi Sea_Pearl,
Thanks for your comment. I've just checked and the audio file downloads fine so I think your problem is a local one on your computer. Please try on another computer or device and try another browser. You can also try to 'clear the cache' on Chrome and then try again.  
Best wishes, Jo (LearnEnglish Teens Team) 

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Submitted by UrbaezEdith on Thu, 07/05/2018 - 03:02

I sleep well but, i think a lot after bedtime. Leave fron now. I don’t go to do that again. I sleep seven hours at night

Submitted by Mughal on Mon, 06/25/2018 - 16:10

No, i don't sleep very well because i have many ideas during the sleeping-time.And i sleep eight to ninth hours for a night.

Submitted by Mughal on Mon, 06/25/2018 - 13:38

please teach me about what does it mean "It's great to be here". Dr Baker said in the studio.
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Submitted by Jonathan - Coo… on Tue, 06/26/2018 - 03:18

Hi Mughal! This is a phrase commonly used by a guest on a show or television programme. When the presenter introduces the guest or says 'Welcome', the guest can reply 'It's great to be here' (= I am happy to be here / I am happy to be here on this show). Does that help? :)

Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team) 

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Submitted by Emy99 on Mon, 05/28/2018 - 20:19

why is the audio file not playing?
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Submitted by Jonathan - Coo… on Tue, 05/29/2018 - 02:49

Hi Emy99. I've just tested it, and it seems to be working fine for me. Can you tell us which browser you are using (e.g. Chrome, Safari)?

If it doesn't play for you, here are some things you can try.

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Let us know how it goes :)

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Submitted by Vantuongle on Wed, 05/02/2018 - 08:33

I don't sleep well because i have usually thinking about something when i let back, I know its bad habbit, i am tring to give that up. The lessen so good. Thanks,

Submitted by felixminecraft on Wed, 04/25/2018 - 17:07

This lesson was very good bye bye
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Submitted by SLMT on Thu, 04/05/2018 - 13:40

I am a good sleeper.I can sleep everywhere.Even the place is changed,I can sleep as soon as I touch my pillow.That may be God’s best gift for me. I always sleep around 11 o’clock and get up at 6 AM.My sleeping time is only 7 hours.That May be the reason why I always doze off on my way to home from work.
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Submitted by alc_inf on Mon, 03/19/2018 - 02:58

This is very important. Sleeps good it's a good next day. Thank's.

Submitted by Vuive on Mon, 03/12/2018 - 10:21

Hello, this is really useful advice for all. I usually sleep very good, about 7 or 8 hours. Thanks advance for there 5 tips for a good sleep.

Submitted by Laury on Mon, 03/12/2018 - 09:01

I like sleeping, I'm always looking forward to my dreams. I sleep 11-12 hours per day, is that good?

Submitted by djoweken on Mon, 02/26/2018 - 20:17

during the time school, i usually sleep 5 or 6 hours. My bedtime is almost normaly. When holidays arrive, i change radically my way to sleep. Sometime i cant sleeping at 4 am and Wake up at 5p.m. i know that's bad but from now on i try to keep the same bedtime school. I hope!
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Submitted by Jonathan - Coo… on Tue, 02/27/2018 - 02:41

Hi djoweken. I think that's a good idea. A steady routine can help you to plan your day and use the time well. Good luck :)

Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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Submitted by Scorpion7 on Tue, 02/20/2018 - 18:03

I usually sleep early for week days but I don´t want to wake up, and in weekend days I sleep late but I get up earlier, that's ironic.☺

Submitted by tyulegeneva on Mon, 02/19/2018 - 15:15

Hello everybody. I sleep badly because I go to bed at 1-2am and wake up at 6:30 am.

Submitted by gvantsa1003 on Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:54

Hi everyone, It's my first comment here :) I don't sleep very well and that's why I am always tired in the morning. My main problem is sleeping with phone. I can't turn off phone and then go to bed. So my daily sleep-time is 6-7 hours and that's not enough for me.
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Submitted by JoEditor on Fri, 02/16/2018 - 14:58

Hi gvantsa,
Welcome to LearnEnglish Teens! Why can't you leave your phone in another room when you go to bed? It's not a good idea to sleep with your phone next to you. :) Sleep is really important so if your phone is stopping you getting enough sleep try not having it near you at bedtime. Good luck! 
Best wishes, Jo (LearnEnglish Teens Team) 

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Submitted by NinjaStudent121 on Sun, 01/28/2018 - 10:57

I sleep very well beacause I'm a student, and my school is near my house
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