One Point English Lesson: Talking About Sleeping

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Are you sleepy? Do you like sleeping? Here is how we talk about sleeping in American English.

  • go to bed means to enter the bed.  I went to bed and read my book for a little while.
  • go to sleep (or) fall asleep means the process of closing your eyes and going from “awake” to “asleep”  I went to sleep as soon as my head hit the pillow.
  • sleep means the action of being asleep.  I usually sleep for just 6 hours per night.
  • wake up means the process of opening your eyes and going from “asleep” to “awake.” I usually wake up at 6:15am
  • get up means to leave the bed. I woke up at 6:15, but I didn’t get up until 7!
  • stay up means to keep awake for a late time. I stayed up until 1:00am to watch the Olympics.

What time do you usually wake up? What time to you go to bed? Do you like to sleep late?