Idioms, Proverbs and Expressions:
- Forty winks: A nap
- My brain worked better after I took forty winks.
- In the arms of Morpheus: Asleep or sleeping
- Jack was completely in the arms of Morpheus when the teacher called on him.
- Let sleeping dogs lie: To deliberately avoid arousing any source of trouble
- Let’s not inform Betty about our new project as she is a troublemaker. It’s better to let sleeping dogs lie.
- Play possum: To pretend to be asleep or dead so that others won’t hurt you
- When the violent bear accosted the defenseless hunter, he had been playing possum.
- Sleep on it: To postpone a decision to a later time in future so that you can think more deeply about it
- I cannot answer you immediately. I need to sleep on it.
- Catch/get some Z’s: To be asleep
- I was catching some Z’s, suddenly, I was awakened by police sirens.
- Put somebody to sleep: To euthanize – To put somebody out of their misery and kill them
- There was no remedy for his incurable and excruciating disease. So the doctors decided to put him to sleep.
Words and Phrases:
- Siesta: A short nap in the afternoon
- Sleep apnea: Breathing disorders while sleeping
- Sleep deprivation: Being in debt of sleep
- Sleep attack: To feel sleepy all of a sudden
- Drowsy: Sleepy
Quotations and Ideas:
- Insomnia causes a less accurate sense of reality.
- Your brain is like a sleeping giant. (Tony Buzan)
- Sometimes one extra hour of sleep per night can change your entire life. (Brian Tracy)
- Your mind is anchored in the last thought when you were awake. So it is important for you to have positive thinking before falling asleep. (Hossein Hariri)
- What techniques can help you to manage your insomnia?
- What symptoms does insomnia have?
- What are some of the most important causes of insomnia?
- Do you think we are more insomniac in comparison to our ancestors? Why?
- What might happen if we do not do anything about our insomnia?
Questions about the Video File:
- What is insomnia?
- How is it different from ordinary sleep problems?
- Discuss some of the symptoms of insomnia.
- Are men and women equally susceptible to insomnia?
- What might cause insomnia?
- How is insomnia diagnosed?
- Why is medication not the best treatment for insomnia?
- Why is it difficult to treat insomnia?
- How can cognitive behavioral sleep therapy positively influence insomnia-related problems?