Sunday, June 30, 2013

How to Fall Asleep Easily - Good Night, Sleep Tight - ESL Worksheet

Good Morning & Happy Monday!

Hope you're enjoying your summer! I'm currently on the first leg of my vacation, visiting family in Upstate New York and trying to prevent my kids from being over-spoiled by the relatives. Don't know that I'm succeeding too well to that end, but oh well! 

Today’s article is about insomnia. It’s a simple and straightforward worksheet, similar in format to those I've posted this month. I hope you and your students enjoy using it.

Thank you for visiting and have a great week!

Lady in bed, trying to get to sleep

Do you have trouble falling asleep? Each year, many people find it hard to fall asleep. About 33% of people have trouble falling asleep regularly. People who find it hard to fall asleep have insomnia. There are many reasons for insomnia. Some of these reasons include: stress, caffeine, anxiety, medication, habit, hunger, or too much screen time. Screen time may include time watching television or using the Internet.
1.   Eliminate caffeine. Caffeine can make it difficult to fall asleep. If you have this problem, drink all your tea or coffee before 2:00 pm. This will give you plenty of time to relax before bedtime.

2.   Eat light. Eating a heavy meal may cause heartburn or wakefulness. Have plenty of protein with your dinner, such as chicken breast or fish. Do not eat any more meals after that. If you feel you must have something, have a small piece of chicken or a few nuts.

3.   Surf early. Avoid using the Internet after dinner. Use the Internet before dinnertime, not after. It takes a person up to three hours to relax after using the Internet. If you must use the Internet for long periods, do so on Saturday or Sunday afternoon.

4.   Turn off the lights. After dinner, turn off the lights around your house except for your living room. This signals to your brain that bedtime is near! It will also save you money on your electric bill! Avoid bright lights after dark and go for soft lighting instead. 

5.   Bone up. Calcium has been shown to help you relax. If your doctors says it's okay, take a calcium tablet an hour before bedtime. 

6.   Make your bedroom off-limits. Use your bedroom for sleep only. Do all other activities in other rooms. If you cannot do this, then try to stay off your bed.

Thank you for visiting!
Faiza Raintree

To download the worksheet for this article, click below.

PDF Worksheet - Good Night, Sleep Tight - Faiza Raintree

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