- to get up – to get out of bed; to leave one’s bed
This morning I got up very quickly because the baby was crying.
- to wake up – to awaken; to stop sleeping
She always leaves her curtains open so that she can wake up with the sunlight.
- to handle – to manage; to deal with; to control
Are you sure that you can handle taking six classes this semester?
- covers – the layers of fabric that cover a bed; the cloth material that covers a bed and that keep one warm
When my husband sleeps, he always steals the covers and then I get so cold at night!
- comforter – the top-most, thickest cover for a bed, usually made of feathers or other warm material
In the winter, they sleep under a very thick comforter, but in the summer they don’t use it.
- light blanket – a thin cover for a bed, made of wool, cotton, or other material
When Marcos saw Maria sleeping on the sofa, he covered her with a light blanket so she wouldn’t be too cold.
- pillow – a soft cushion for one’s head in bed, usually filled with feathers, cotton, or other material
Why do people decorate their beds with so many pillows? I only need one to sleep on.
- pillowcase – the fabric covering a pillow; the material that covers a pillow to keep it clean
They bought new pillowcases to match the color of their bedroom walls.
- sheets – two pieces of large, thin fabric placed on a bed – one to lie on and one to lie under
How often do you change the sheets on your bed?
- to match – to have the same color or colors that look good together; to make a good combination; to look good together
Do you think that this sweater matches these pants?
- to go off – to make a loud noise very suddenly
When my alarm went off at 6:00 a.m., I was in the middle of a very good dream.
- jarring – irritating, unpleasant, or annoying to one’s ears
The children were fighting during the car trip and their arguments became very jarring to their parents.
- buzzer – an electronic device that makes a long, continuous buzzing sound, similar to that of a flying insect like a fly
Many TV game shows use a buzzer when participants answer a question incorrectly.
- to drive (someone) nuts – to make someone angry, irritated, or crazy
Please stop singing that song over and over again. You’re driving me nuts!
- wake-up call – a hotel service that calls guests at a time the guest wants to wake them up in the morning
He missed his flight because the hotel forgot to give him a wake-up call.
- early riser – a person who enjoys waking up early in the morning
Because Samuel is an early riser, he usually makes breakfast for his wife so that she can sleep a little later.
- to oversleep – to sleep too late; to sleep past the time that one is supposed to
Sasha overslept and missed her biology exam. Do you think her professor will let her take it another day?
- to sleep in – to sleep later than usual
Teenagers love to sleep in on weekends. Sometimes they don’t wake up until noon!