- bedtime story - a story that adults read to children before they go to sleep at night
Can you read me one more bedtime story before I have to go sleep?
- ritual - something that is done repeatedly and in the same way every time
His morning ritual includes drinking a cup of coffee, eating a banana, and taking the dog for a walk.
- tap - faucet; the metal thing that water flows through into a sink
Please turn off the tap while you’re brushing your teeth. It’s wrong to waste water.
- towel - a soft piece of fabric that absorbs water and helps someone or something become dry
Yuki always uses two towels when she showers: one for her body, and one for her hair.
- beat - very tired; exhausted
After working on the report for 14 hours, I was beat and I wanted to go to sleep.
- undressed - without clothes; not wearing clothes; naked
You should always close the bedroom curtains before you get undressed.
- hamper - a container for dirty clothes
Make sure you do the laundry when the hamper is full.
- pajamas - clothes worn while sleeping
My cotton pajamas are the most comfortable clothes that I own. I love sleeping in them.
- slippers - soft, warm shoes that are worn only inside the house
She often puts her slippers in front of the fireplace to warm them before she puts them on her feet.
- to pull back - to fold back; to move back
When she heard the doorbell, she quietly pulled back the curtains to see who was at the front door.
- covers - the layers of fabric that cover a bed
Our cat likes to sleep in our bed under the covers, but we don’t allow her to do that.
- to fluff - to make something larger and softer by hitting or brushing it
I can’t sleep on a hard pillow so I always fluff my pillows at night.
- overhead - on the ceiling; over one’s head
Overhead lights are good in living rooms and dining rooms, but in bedrooms I prefer a small table lamp so that I can read before falling asleep.
- to lay down - to put something or oneself in a horizontal (sideways) position
I laid down the book I had been reading and turned out the lights.
- to fall asleep - to begin to sleep
Drinking a glass of warm milk often helps Jacomo fall asleep at night.
- to count sheep - to imagine sheep jumping over a fence and to count them as a way of falling asleep
Do you ever try counting sheep when you have trouble falling asleep?
- to nod off - to start to sleep, often without intending or wanting to
He was so tired that he was nodding off during the meeting. His boss was not happy.
- fast asleep - sleeping soundly; sleeping very well; sleeping and unaware of other things happening
The little boy was fast asleep when they got home and he didn’t wake up as his father carried him to bed.