Joanne: Sleep is really important to me, so I always go to bed early to make sure that I get enough sleep.
Jo: At the moment it's a bit more difficult because I’ve got quite an active brain and I wake up at five o'clock in the morning, but normally I do sleep well.
Joanna: Unfortunately 'No' is the simple answer to that question for me. At the moment I don't get enough sleep. I think you can probably tell by the dark circles under my eyes.
Joanne: For me, seven hours is a minimum, but ideally I like to sleep for eight hours.
Jo: OK, so I've got a theory about this and I always try to sleep nine hours, which is amazing, impossible in the week. Or seven and a half hours or six hours is quite good.
Joanna: I think they say eight hours is the ideal amount of sleep. That, for me, would just be impossible these days. I'd be happy with six or seven hours in a row. So continuous hours, that would be amazing.
Jo: My theory is that the number of hours' sleep you have should divide by 1.5. And that's because a sleep cycle is 1.5 hours, so if I wake up in the middle of a cycle, maybe I'm dreaming or, I feel like it just makes me feel really, really tired and grumpy.
Joanna: It is quite easy for me to get up in the morning because usually I wake up at five o'clock, half past five, and then I'm ready to get up at six, and start my day. My daughter goes to school early, so I'm up with her, having breakfast and then I usually go for a run to really wake me up properly.
Joanne: On weekdays I always set my alarm at 6.40 a.m. and I must say, it is quite hard to get out of bed. But then at weekends, I don't have to get up, so I don’t set my alarm clock, but I still wake up early, usually before seven, which is quite annoying.
Jo: Um, 'No' is the answer!
In this video, members of the LearnEnglish team talk about how they sleep.
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