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Skip to 0 minutes and 7 seconds Yeah, sometimes I like going to sleep but it just takes a long time for me to get to sleep. But I don’t like night. You don’t like night? No, I only like morning. I go to sleep in my mum and my dad’s bed and sometimes my bed. And early in the morning, I go to play with my baby sister. Normally I have a story. That’s it. I’m awake. Reading a book. My mommy sometimes sings to me and my mommy sometimes reads me bedtime stories to help me go to sleep.

Skip to 1 minute and 0 seconds I go to sleep normally at night. I would usually just start having dreams. Like while I’m awake I will just think about things. And when I think about really happy things I just fall to sleep. Mommy reads a book. Well, good. But sometimes she doesn’t. I just get tired and go to sleep. When I don’t get enough sleep– my mum says if you don’t get enough sleep, when you wake up in the morning you’re grumpy. And you get ulcers in your mouth.

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Sleep: What the children have to say

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