Time for Bed


Every day we all go to sleep. Some people fall asleep as soon as they hit the bed and it takes others hours to get to sleep. In this episode, we’re talking all about sleeping habits and just how important sleep is! Throughout the episode, we discuss lots of expressions related to this important time of day—bedtime! Are you a morning person or a night owl? How important is it for you to get some shut-eye?

Maura Harp

Harp: There are the early risers, the people who wake up early, get a good start on the day. They’re in bed usually on time or early, and they wake up early.
Maura: Right. So these are people who like to get a good night’s sleep normally, but they also don’t like to waste the morning lying in bed. They would rather wake up and get started.
Harp: Yeah. And you can call someone who’s an early riser a morning person.
Maura: Right. This is the kind of person who wakes up early and they’re already happy and capable of having a conversation.
Harp: Yes. Most people are not like this, I would say.
Maura: Yeah. A lot of people wake up in the morning and they’re groggy, they’re kind of out of it for, maybe, 15 minutes, maybe 30 minutes, or until they have their first cup of coffee.
Harp: Yup. To me, it’s funny because my mom is not a morning person and she is barely awake until she has two cups of tea in the morning.

Expressions from this episode included in the Learning Materials:

Shut-eye An early riser/a morning person
A good night’s sleep Groggy/out of it
To hit snooze A late riser
A night owl The crack of dawn
I’m talking… A naps/a catnap
A siesta An insomniac
Your mind is racing A spring chicken
To toss and turn To count sheep
Sleep tight. Don’t let the bed bugs bite.

Podcast/Learning Materials: Culips English Podcast, Image courtesy of [photostock]/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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