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hi everybody and welcome back to top

words my name is Alisha and today we're

going to talk about ten words for

talking about sleep let's go

to wake up the first word is to wake up

to wake up is to open your eyes probably

in your bed or the place where you are

sleeping to wake up is to to become

conscious to become awake every day you

wake up presumably hopefully in a

sentence I woke up three times last

night to get up to get out of bed all

right the next word is to get up or to

get out of bed so that means to

physically move your body from your bed

out of bed to stand up from your bed to

get out of your bed we say to get up or

to get out of bed in a sentence I got up

at 8 o'clock this morning to snooze the

next word is to snooze so we have to

snooze and alarm and also to snooze so

to snooze means to take a short sleep to

have a short sleeping time or to snooze

and alarm is when your alarm goes off in

the morning you have a button most alarm

clocks have some button you can press so

the alarm will turn on again in like you

know five or 10 minutes or something

so to snooze an alarm is to like to ask

your alarm to wake you up again a few

minutes later that's to snooze so we

have to snooze an alarm and to snooze

meaning like a short light sleep in a

sentence I always snooze my alarm at

least once that is usually true to

oversleep the next word is to oversleep

to oversleep means to sleep too much or

to sleep late actually no it doesn't

mean to sleep late to sleep late means

just to sleep until a late time in the

oversleep means sleeping beyond the time

you wanted to get up so for example if

my alarm is set for eight o'clock but I

wake up at nine o'clock I overslept I

slept beyond my wake-up time so we can

use oversleep to talk about times when

you sleep too much you sleep more than

your body needs you to so maybe your

body needs depending on the person like

six to nine hours or so but if you sleep

like 14 hours we can say that's over

sleeping you're sleeping too much hmm

that's the nuance here in a sentence I

overslept on my first day of work

nap the next word is nap nap is a short

sleep so a nap is maybe thirty minutes

one hour just a short sleep a short rest

so a lot of people will take a nap in

the afternoon for example or maybe

children actually take naps for example

in preschool or when they're very very

young they have a an afternoon nap a

short sleep like hmm yeah just a like an

hour or so I imagine in a sentence I

love naps actually I do like naps I

don't like naps because when I take a

nap

it becomes asleep it's always like I

wake up four hours later and I'm like

okay well I've destroyed my sleep

schedule dream the next word is dream

dreams so dreams are those those visions

those images you see those experiences

it seems like you have when you are

asleep in a sentence I always have weird

dreams nightmare so the next word is

nightmare nightmare is a word which

means bad dream or scary dream negative

dream so children maybe have nightmares

a lot they wake up crying or they're

really upset by nightmares monsters

terrifying things happening and so on in

a sentence do you ever have nightmares

to go to bed the next word is to go to

bed so before we talked about to get up

or to get out of bed this is the

opposite to go to bed means to get in

your bed - to try to go to sleep to go

to bed

in a sentence I usually go to bed fairly

late to hit the hay to hit the sack the

next expression is kind of a I don't

know a slang expression we have to hit

the hay and to hit the sack these both

mean to go to bed they both mean to try

to fall asleep but we just use them in

more casual situations the image here of

hitch the hay is with your body hitting

hay like laying down in hay I believe

historically because hay was used to

stuff things that people slept on so

that's why we have this expression to

hit the hay with your body

same thing for to hit the sack so a sack

full of something soft to sleep on is

where this expression comes from in a

sentence I think I'm gonna hit the hay

to fall asleep the next expression it is

to fall asleep to fall asleep you're in

bed and you finally you lose

consciousness you you stop being aware

you are asleep in that moment we say you

fall asleep in a sentence it takes me a

long time to fall asleep alright okay so

that's the end those are ten words that

you can use to talk about sleep if you

have an interesting dream or an

interesting nightmare make sure and

leave it in a comment that sounds like

it would be a really funny a really

interesting thing to read about so if

you have something memorable leave it in

a comment so we can all check it out and

compare our dreams that's kind of funny

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