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Topic – Get Your Sleep

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Get Your Sleep

Your Body Needs Sleep

Your muscles, bones, and skin are growing all the time. Your body needs sleep to help you grow. Sleep also helps your body repair itself. If you have a sore muscle or a cut, sleep helps your body heal.

If you want to stay healthy, get lots of sleep. Sleep helps your body fight germs so you don’t get sick.

Your Brain Needs Sleep

Your brain works better when you get lots of sleep. If you do not get enough sleep, it is harder for you to remember things, pay attention, and concentrate on what you are doing. You will also have a harder time solving problems if you do not get enough sleep.

Sleep Helps Your Mood

Sleep helps to keep you in a good mood. When you are tired, you might be grumpy and get angry quickly. You might find it harder to get along with friends and family.

How Much Sleep Do You Need?

Children between 5 and 12 years old should sleep for 10 or 11 hours each night. If you are sick, you might need even more sleep.

Tips for Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

• Make sure your bedroom is dark, quiet, and not too warm.

• Go to bed at the same time each night. That will help your body learn when it is time to go to sleep.

• Getting exercise helps you sleep at night. Do not exercise too close to bedtime. Your body needs time to relax before sleeping.

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