25 sleep conversation questions for ESL

25 sleep conversation questions

25 sleep conversation questions

Sleep is a popular topic for all students. Teachers often hear them complain that they just don’t get enough of it. Use these 25 sleep conversation questions to get your students talking!

Some of the more challenging vocabularies include – insomnia, stuffed (toy), overslept, heavy sleeper, light sleeper, early bird, and night owl.


The sleep conversation questions are –


1 – How many hours do you sleep each night?

2 – How many hours would you like to sleep each night?

3 – What time do you go to bed?

4 – What is the latest you have ever gone to bed?

5 – What time do you usually get up?

6 – Have you ever had to get up very early for something?

7 – What helps you to get a good night’s sleep?

8 – Do you drink coffee in the evening?

9 – Have you ever had insomnia?

10 – What do you do if you can’t sleep?

11 – Have you ever slept outside?

12 – Would you like to sleep in the jungle? Why or Why not?

13 – Did you have a stuffed toy as a child? What was it?

14 – In what places have you slept besides a bed?

15 – Are you a heavy or a light sleeper?

16 – Do you or does anyone in your family snore?

17 – What things make you sleepy?

18 – Do you need to set an alarm before bed?

19 – Have you ever overslept and missed something important?

20 – What size is your bed?

21 – Does music help you sleep? What kind?

22 – Are you an “early bird” or a “night owl”?

23 – Do you take naps during the day?

24 – Have you ever fallen asleep at school or at work? What happened?

25 – What do you think is the right amount of hours that people should sleep every night?


If you enjoyed these questions and are looking for something similar, check out the dreams conversation questions.

woman sleeping well on bed
Sleep idioms

You could go on to add more sleep idioms to this activity. Here are a few of the most common ones –

To sleep like a log – sleep very well

To hit the sack – go to bed

To hit the hay – to go to bed and sleep

To get some shut-eye – to get some sleep

To go out like a light – to sleep suddenly or fall asleep very quickly

To have a nap or a cat nap – to take a short sleep

To nod off – to fall asleep by accident when you are very tired

To catch some Zs – to get some sleep

To sleep on it –  to think about something overnight before making a decision the next day

woman waking up after sleep

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