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Miles Brown loves to dance—his nickname happens to be "Baby Boogaloo," after all. And he loves to sleep—well, most of the time.
Like any kid, the 10-year-old star of ABC sitcom "Black-ish" works hard to balance play time with getting his fair share of zzz's. That's why he teamed up with Sleep Number to let parents know just how important it is for kids 10 years old and younger to log 10 hours of sleep every night.
"I know how I feel and act when I don't get enough sleep, and it's not a pretty sight!" Brown tells mom.me.
We talked to the dancer/actor, who stars alongside Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross and Laurence Fishburne on the hit comedy, to talk sleep tips, "slangry" and which famous faces he'd like to join him in a dance-off.
How do your parents help you get the sleep you need? Do they have any tricks that make falling asleep easier for you?
My mom makes sure I
have a regular bedtime routine each and every night. That includes putting my
electronics away at least one hour before bedtime and, as much as possible,
having the same bed time every night. Through this campaign, I also learned
about the new SleepIQ Kids bed that allows me to adjust the comfort of my bed—and it also tracks my sleep. I can look at my tablet in the morning and see how
I slept. The best part is I don't have to do anything but sleep.
I would love to dance battle against LeBron James or Robert Downey, Jr.
Tell us about a moment when you were "slangry."
"Slangry" is such a cool
word. It means you're angry because you didn't get a good night of sleep. It's
like when someone gets cranky because they're hungry and they say they're
"hangry." I'm sure my mom can tell you lots of times when I was slangry, but I
remember this one time I was restless the entire night before an audition. When
I came to breakfast the next morning, I was so sleepy and angry, too. That's
definitely a time I remember being "slangry."
What's your favorite part about starring on "Black-ish"?
It's awesome acting every
day with Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross and Laurence Fishburne, and having
them as your parents and family members. It's also really cool to have three
more siblings, including a twin, because I only have an older sister in real
If you could have a dance-off with anyone, who would it be?
I would love to dance
battle against LeBron James or Robert Downey, Jr. because I know how good they
are at basketball and acting. Since they are my idols and would beat me at
those things, I would like to beat them at what I am probably best at—dancing!
Who are your biggest role models?
role models are LeBron James and Robert Downey, Jr. When I'm in the NBA
someday, I want to play just like LeBron. And Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man is
the best superhero—he is really funny!