Listen to the speakers talking about things that may help you to sleep better and match the statements (A-F) to the speakers (1-5). There is one extra statement that you do not need to use. (listening for the main idea)
1. Going to bed at the same time each night signals to your body that it’s time to sleep. Waking up at the same time every day can also help to set sleep patterns. So try to do the same even on weekends. Don’t go to sleep more than an hour later or wake up more than 2 to 3 hours later than you do during the week.
2. Try not to exercise right before going to bed, as it can raise your body temperature and wake you up. Sleep experts believe that exercising 5 or 6 hours before bedtime (in late afternoon) may actually help a person to sleep.
3. Do not watch violent, frightening, or action films or television shows, or listen to loud music right before bed — anything that might keep you awake.
4. Don’t wait until the night before a big test to study. If you limit sleeping the night before a test, you may perform worse at the exam. It is better to study less but get more sleep.
5. Studies show that people sleep best in a dark room that is on the cool side. Close your blinds or curtains (and make sure they’re heavy enough to block out light) and turn down the thermostat in your room (wear nighties or PJs if you’re cold).
A. Do not study all night before the exam.
B. Make your room comfortable for sleeping.
C. Do not exercise before bed.
D. Limit things that make you nervous.
E. Wake up with bright light.
F. Set a regular bedtime.