112_sleep

Released Saturday, 13th December 2008
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This ESL Podcast is about sleep and insomnia  Learn about some sleeping problems and learn English.

Dialog:

A:  I haven’t been sleeping well lately.  I’m tired all day but I can’t seem to fall asleep at night.

B:  Have you had problems with insomnia before?

A:  I’ve always been a light sleeper but I’ve never experienced anything like this.  It’s been like this for over 2 months now.  It started after I got my new job. 

B:  Is the job causing you much stress?  Worrying or thinking too much can negatively affect people’s sleep.

A:  I don’t think so.  It’s a really relaxing job and I don’t think about it too much when I’m home.  The only thing I can think of is that I drink more coffee now than I used to.  I didn’t think that would be much of a problem since I don’t drink any after I get home. 

B:  Caffeine stays in the system for a long time.  Try not drinking any coffee past noon.  You might also want to do some yoga or other relaxation techniques before bed.  You want to be in a relaxed state well before you get into bed.  It will make falling asleep much easier. 

A:  What about drinking alcohol before bed.  I find it helps me sleep.

B:  You can if you want, but don’t have too much.  Too much alcohol will decrease the quality of REM sleep.  

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