Why You Need to Sleep

“It’s time for bed!” your mom says. “Do I have to?” you ask. Yes! Your body and brain both need
sleep to be healthy.

First, your body has to rest. You are awake all day, so your body gets tired. Sleep also helps your hair, bones, and skin grow. If you have any cuts, sleep makes them heal faster.

Sleep is also important for your brain. You learn lots of things at school. Your brain needs sleep to remember these things. Sleep also helps you focus and have new ideas in class.

So put on your pajamas and get in bed. You need 10 to 11 hours of sleep every night. Sleep tight tonight and stay healthy!

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Comprehension Questions

1. What is the main idea of this passage?

2. What does NOT grow when you sleep?

3. How many hours of sleep do you need every night?

4. Sleep helps you _____ in class.

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