ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5


Sleep is when your body takes a break. When you sleep, your brain and body get to rest and relax, so that when you wake up you can work, play, and learn during the day. It's like a very long nap! When you lie down in the evening, your body slowly gets tired and you may start to feel like your eyes are getting heavy, which means it's time for sleep. You can help your body get ready for sleep by turning off lights and screens, getting comfy in your bed, and taking some slow and deep breaths. When you're taking a nap or going to bed for the night, it's important to get enough sleep so that you can wake up refreshed and start the day feeling ready for whatever comes your way.