Studying to Snoring
Renuka's Weekly Feature
As the new school year unfolds, the
students at Pearson ALC will meet new classmates and teachers, adjust to
their schedules, and challenge themselves academically. The teachers are
here to guide you through, so please do ask when you need extra help.
However, as students, you must remember
to help yourselves as well. As we embark on this journey together, we need
to keep in mind that in order to achieve success, we need to maintain
balanced, healthy lifestyles. One major factor in keeping healthy is sleep.
Sleep rejuvenates our
minds and bodies. A restful night of sleep can increase our
concentration in class and help us remember what we learn.
There is much argument about how many hours of sleep is
sufficient for the human body.
Some individuals are able to get by with
much less sleep than others, yet still feel just as alert and refreshed. Our
bodies are actually quite good at "telling us" whether we have slept enough.
Listen to your body, and remember that naps are not just for babies!
Here are five idioms related to sleep:
1) sleep on it - to wait before making
an important decision.
"You don't have to decide about the
new job right away. Why don't you sleep on it?"
2) not lose sleep over something - to
not worry about something.
"I studied hard, so I won't be losing
sleep over the test results."
3) can do something in their sleep -
can do something very easily, because they have done it many times before.
"I have written so many essays that I
could write one in my sleep now."
4) not sleep a wink - not sleep at all.
"I was so excited to start this new
class - I didn't sleep a wink last night!"
5) sleep like a log - to sleep very
"I slept like a log because I was so
exhausted from our hiking trip yesterday."
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