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Last Updated: Saturday February 24 2007 14:17 GMT

What keeps you awake at night?

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Loads of kids in the UK can't sleep at night because of worrying about the environment, according to a new report.

Fears about global warming and its effects on people's health and animals are some of their biggest concerns. But what keeps you awake at night?

Do you toss and turn worrying about global warming? Or do problems with friends, family and homework stop you drifting off to dreamland?

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Gangs shouting and cars going down my street keep me awake.
Becca, 12, Swindon

Well actually fireworks keep me awake! They never end and when they do I still cant' get to sleep. I wish people doing them could be more considerate to those who are trying to sleep.
Alisha, 13, Luton

I fear that the gases all around me that are poisining our earth and atmosphere can either kill me or kill anmials while we sleep because if that's what they're doing to the earth they could do it to me!
Alice, 10, Plymouth

What keeps me awake at night is that I usally get really hot and it is even in the winter that I get hot!
Millie, 9, London

I can never get to sleep because there are too many cars and I live in the city so I get to sleep at about 10 or 11pm and some times even later.
Lottie, 9, Exexter

I can't get to sleep at night because my sister snores. I don't really think about the enviroment much...
Sarah, 12, Nottingham

What keeps me awake at night is the ice melting away, all children won't get a good life. We need to help the environment.
Lauren, 9, Crawley

Sometimes it is too hot, sometimes it is too cold. But most of the time it's when I'm excited about something.
Toni, 10, Cambs

There's a road outside my house and it's loud.
Vicki, 11, Cambs

The thing that keeps me awake at night is my brother clicking on the computer and listening to his bad music.
Victoria, 11, Cambs

My little brother keeps me up at night because he keeps calling my name.
Sophie, 10, Cambridgeshire

When I'm about to go to sleep it's really freaky. My TV or something in my room makes a noise and I get really scared.
Jodie, 13, Great Yarmouth

I can't sleep because it's either too hot or too cold and I have nightmares so it keeps me awake.
Aaliyah, 12, Middlesbrough

The reason why I can't get to sleep at night is because we have a cement works near our house and they burn tyres there. It's really smoky and it's really hard to get to sleep because there's lots of people getting ill from it and I keep waking up coughing or sneezing and I can't stop coughing.
Anna, 10, Wiltshire

I can't sleep cos of my two annoying brothers who make loads of noise and also I worry too much so that may change things a bit, but oh well.
Alicia, 11, Romsey

I can't believe that global warming would keep kids awake! I would have expected it to be problems with school that cause most stress.
Emily, 13, Reading

There are too many things going on with school and boys etc. It's just so hard to sleep and it doesn't help when my dad is disabled.
Stacy, 13, Forres

If my cat stays out at night I worry about him.
Jessica, 13, Surrey

It is sometimes too hot for me at night so I take the cover off me and most of the time I am cold.
Leanne, 10, Kings Lynn

I can't sleep at night because I'm worried about disease. Sometimes I have nightmares and then wake up and can't get back to sleep because I'm so scared.
Emily, 13, Water Eton

I can't sleep at night because I'm worried about disease. Sometimes I have nightmares and then wake up and can't get back to sleep because I'm so scared.
Emily, 13, Water Eton

The thing that keeps me awake at night is my sister because she is only seven and you expect her to do that!
Daisy, 11, Battersea

I can't sleep when I'm either really worried about something or really excited about something like Christmas eve!!
Rebecca, 13, London

I get worried about the Polar ice cap melting. And the water levels rising and causing floods around the world.
James, 12, London

I worry at night about the environment and also animals being extinct soon. I have nightmares about it sometimes.
Ellie, 10, Chippenham

I sometimes can't get to sleep because I have a test or something the next day.
Sofie, 9, Aberdeen

Well, sometimes it's too hot and sometimes it's too cold. Plus, I get a lot of stress from my school work and other things as well!
Marriam, 11, Leicester

I can never get to sleep on Sunday nights because I'm worried about school the next day.
Izzy, 11, Hastings



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