Can you sleep while sitting anywhere in public places?

Philippines
August 18, 2008 3:20pm CST
I always see people who are sleeping or closing their eyes while in the public place waiting for their turn. Like in the bank, or in other public offices where you have to wait for your number to be called? It is very boring waiting for a long time. I myself do not like a long wait. I often go out and just come back when my turn is almost there. What is funny is most people who are sitting there waiting are sleeping. did you experience that. I really see them and sometimes I am tempted to do it too,
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18 responses
• Malaysia
19 Aug 08
Hey there, I usually sleep in public transports such as buses and trains. I hate waiting too but since I'm used to it I get over it by daydreaming or sometimes sleeping. Can't wait to have my own transport but I guess it's gonna be the same situation when there's traffic jam but the difference is I definitely would not have the option to sleep in the car when I am stuck in a traffic jam. It's always funny to see people dozing in public places.
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• Philippines
19 Aug 08
yes, it is pretty funny specially if they are lost because they sleep. There are passengers who missed their destination because they are asleep.
• Malaysia
19 Aug 08
Actually it happened to me a lot too but usually it's on my travel home. ^^
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@ngaspero (851)
• Italy
19 Aug 08
If I'm really tired I can slepp anywhere.. Nun
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• Philippines
19 Aug 08
haha really?? maybe this is normal to most.
@ngaspero (851)
• Italy
20 Aug 08
But I also did in a train without sitdown.. Nun
@TheGiant (82)
• United States
18 Aug 08
I don't do it often, but it is very easy for me to fall asleep anywhere. It is not because I am tired, it has more to do with the fact that if I am not physically active my brain and the rest of me just shut down. I used to fall asleep in high school and college during class lectures because I could not focus on just someone talking, also documentaries and symphony concerts can put me to sleep.
• Philippines
18 Aug 08
yea I agree with that too. When we are not physically active, we tend to sleep. Most people are like that.. you sleep in class? what baout when yu are watching TV? some do sleep too.
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• United States
19 Aug 08
Sometimes I do fall asleep when watching TV if what I am watching isn't too exciting.
@anne12d (676)
• Philippines
12 Oct 08
I also see people falling asleep waiting for their number to be called. I haven't experienced it but I always yawn when I'm waiting for too long. I hate waiting too but if it is not important, I won't wait for 15 minutes. LOLs... But I fall asleep inside a public transportation like taxi or bus but I make it sure I'm with somebody or I know my things are safe that in a slight movement I can be awake. LOLs...
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• Philippines
16 Oct 08
hahah we are the same. I always sleep when in public vehicle like taxi, bus, jeep, tricycle.. sometimes I can't let the vehicle stop in my destination because I am still asleep hahaha I just realize that I am 25 meters apart from my final destination.. which means I have to hike back.
@secretbear (19476)
• Philippines
12 Oct 08
hi celestial! yeah i can. sometimes i'm so sleepy that i can't help but catch a few second-nap even if i'm in a public place. ^__^;; especially if its during the afternoon and the weather is hot. and especially if you're waiting in a place where there is music and the music is slow that it kinda sounds like a lullaby. LOL but of course, that would be only a few seconds because even if i close my eyes and my mind wonders off, i'm still kinda aware of the surroundings and i'll be awake with a sudden surprise.
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• Philippines
16 Oct 08
hahaha!! I've seen many people doing that anywhere.. yes in the waiting line, or when they are seated waiting for their turn in the office or bank or anywhere. I tis funny to watch people who keep on nodding because they are sleeping.. hahaha
@SHAMRACK (8350)
• India
19 Aug 08
Dear friend, Few times I had slept while sitting especially while travelling in long route buses and trains. Only thing is it would more comfortable if I get some where to lye my head more relaxed. Also if the driver is well in smooth driving too. The more tried I be the more I get easily sleepy while travelling.
• Philippines
19 Aug 08
yea, that's what I observed.. most people who are riding are sleeping... I am just sacred if ever the driver would sleep too...
@a3sachin (531)
• India
19 Aug 08
Hell yeah I can!! the places I get most sleep are: Classroom, weddings, listening to dad, while on the bus etc... Many times im awake all night and this results in me sleeping the next day! The worst is in the classroom. I miss out on important lectures. Im feeling sleepy as I type so dont think im rude of I suddenly cut short this post. :D Happy... zzz...
@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
19 Aug 08
you are funny!! maybe your teacher is boring too that is why you sleep in the classroom?
• Philippines
19 Aug 08
Hi there! I also have noticed that there are people who doze off while waiting for their turn or while killing time. I really can't do that especially when I am alone. There were instances I did that but I am with my boyfriend. When I am alone, I just can't. It can really be tempting though especially when you see other people doing it.
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• Philippines
19 Aug 08
Yea, it is very tempting specially if you are sitting and waiting for a long time. Nice to take a little nap.
@bryanski (497)
• Philippines
19 Aug 08
I sleep in the jeepney (Phils) everyday. I commute everyday. Commuting is very boring and energy-draining, so I sleep. Sometimes I get shy about it but sometimes sleep just overrides me. And when I wake up, I feel more energetic although it is only a 20-min sleep. :)
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• Philippines
19 Aug 08
ahaha, we are the same.. I also sleep in the jeep. I don't know why my eyes are heavy when I am riding bus or jeep? going to my work early in the morning taking jeepney I can still close my eyes and have a short nap of 30 minutes.
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
19 Aug 08
Hi, I hate waiting, however I will be too tensed up to sleep. But there are people who can sleep anywhere. I was waiting for a customer, with my colleague. We were seated in the meeting room; and 20 minutes later, I heard snoring. My colleague had fallen asleep. But nothing beats this story that my friend told me about. He brought along his assistant, to meet a customer. While he was discussing and presenting his products to the customer, he heard light snoring. His assistant had fallen asleep - this is really incredible, that the girl can sleep in the midst of a discussion!
• Philippines
19 Aug 08
really funny!!! hahaha!!! I guess people who easily fall asleep are having high blood pressure? that's what my friends often said.
@mialei23 (2386)
• Philippines
19 Aug 08
Well so far, I fell asleep on a bus I think once that's because I'm very tired and lack of sleep..but then I can't sleep in public area in sitting position. It's hard to take a nap or sleep anywhere..you might lost your things and then wake up with nothing at all... Yes, I am curious about those people that I've seen sleeping anywhere, they don't care. And even you caught them with mouth wide open they don't mind.
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• Philippines
19 Aug 08
you are right!!! I feel it funny to see them with open mouth, really sleeping while waiting for their turns.. that is happening when they are siting.. you know that..
• United States
18 Aug 08
I wish I could because it takes 2 hours from time to time to get into the drs office do you know how said that is?
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• Philippines
19 Aug 08
Yea I know.. that is why many people choose to nap while waiting.. others read.. they bring reading materials with them.. but most are taking a nap while waiting...
@nytrisco (567)
• Philippines
18 Aug 08
One time, I unintentionally slept inside a PUV on my way home because I am so darn tired that time and when I woke up, I was a bit embarrassed coz my right arm was leaning on a stranger beside me. Well luckily she was sleeping too so I gently remove my arm. haha! After that I told myself that I will never sleep again on public vehicles!
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• Philippines
19 Aug 08
well, she might not complain anyway if she is not sleeping...
• India
18 Aug 08
Yea.. people do sleep but let me tell you m not in habit to do that! infact i really think that people doing this should be more careful or suppose if while traveling in bus they take their nap and somebody gets chance to steal their stuff then this NAP will cost them most!
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@kosstr12 (245)
• United States
18 Aug 08
I find it really easy to do. If I'm in something like my computer programming class I tend to fall asleep a lot while learning a new concept. My computer programming skills surpassed my teacher's years ago. Now I just sleep and work on advanced projects in that class instead of learning the basics.
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• Philippines
18 Aug 08
most common thing to most people...
@snowy22315 (12671)
• United States
18 Aug 08
I see that especially in airports when there is a long wait. There are always people there who are closing their eyes or looking like they are asleep. As for me, I would have to be pretty darn tired to sleep anywhere like that. I almost always am awake. I'm awake even when I try to sleep in my bed.
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• Philippines
18 Aug 08
yeah, like in the social security office, bank, and other public offices. and I tell you what? this is the time where the pick pocketers have the chance to pick pocket. so, if possible, we must be awake all the time.
• India
19 Aug 08
i also dont like all thiz crowdy area......... whnever i go there......... i asked from thm whn ll ma tun com......... thn i com at tht time..........................
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