Have you ever slept in school or at work?

@Sheepie (3118)
United States
November 19, 2008 6:18pm CST
I remember in elementary school, class started at 9 am sharp, but even then you can go to bed at midnight and still get a nice 8 hours, easily. But of course I never stayed up until midnight back then, because I was just a little kid and that was unheard of. So we would all get around ten hours of sleep a night. It was weird to hear about a fellow classmate getting in trouble for falling asleep in class because we had no reason to be tired at all. When someone slept in class, it was a big ordeal and it was the farthest thing from my mind. But now that I'm in high school, class starts at 7:50, so it's a lot harder to get so much sleep. I normally go to bed at around 12 PM or later, which is the normal thing for a teenager. I can't imagine going to bed at 10, it's just too early, I'd always find something else to do. So, I don't really get more than 6 and a half hours of sleep. In my first block class, Algebra 2, I have a habit of either watching the kid next to me sleep, or falling asleep as a result of watching the kid next to me sleep, or just falling asleep in general. I've never really gotten in trouble for it. I don't really put my head down on the desk though, so maybe it's not noticeable. I just kind of nod off a bit. I think everyone does it sometimes. In classes where nothing is going on, you can get a really good nap. I guess I just never noticed how nobody cares if you do it here, so much as long as your grades are fine.
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@ericajoyce (1748)
• Philippines
20 Nov 08
Hello sheepie. Yes, I did slept in school. I couldn't quite remember when I slept in school when I was in my elementary, but I did remember when I was in college. I slept in school several times because I always feel sleepy. I remembered sleeping in the library. I went to the library to study or just hang there since I have no classes yet, I went to the back corner of the library were no one could see me. I placed my big bag on top of the table and I bent down so, I would rest my head. It felt uncomfortable but, I manage to sleep a while. There was also the time when I have a subject in one of my major subjects. Believe it or not we are only two students. We stayed in a small room. That room is actually held for meetings only, but we were allowed to have our classes there. We were having our exam. After the exam, our professor said, we can sleep. We closed the door and the lights. I laid my head down on the table, while my classmate joined the chairs and alined them so, she could lie down.
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• Philippines
20 Nov 08
hehe.. i can relate to you right there my friend. i am a college student already. and yah, i sometimes fall asleep. and liked you, i am doing the same as you did. i don't take a nap at my desk. i would just close my eyes, and bowed my head a bit.. and then, a little while, i am out of the classroom for five minutes. i don't know why it happened. all i know is that even though i have had enough rest and sleep, i would still be yawning and then sleep. that is becuase i am more interested to having a lot of activities than just listening and sitting. but i did tried my best to stay awake. so what i did was to drink much and more and ver brewed coffee. for i know, when a professor or your teacher notices you sleeping, it is a big insult to their part. so i did try to respect them.. hmmm.. maybe you should do the same. as part of giving respect to them, you should stay awake during the class.. i am now a teacher, and i really am insulted when someone would be sleeping in my class.. thanks!
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
20 Nov 08
I have never fallen asleep in class, no matter how little sleep I may have gotten. Of course, in my day, that was forbidden and the consequences were that you would probably get a swat or worse, have your parents come and pick you up at school. Ugh! Nowadays, it seems, students can do just about anything as long as they don't hurt the teachers Even if your grades stunk (like my daughters do) they'd let you get away with just about anything
@alexudy (131)
• United States
20 Nov 08
That's exactly what I do. Im in 8th grade and school starts at 7, but I have to wake up at 6 so I can get ready fro school and then catch the bus. Sometimes I take showers in the morning and I wake up at 5.30 for that because I take a long time in the shower. I'm mostly tired all of the time because I go to sleep at 1 or 2. Sometimes 12. And on B days where I have language arts 1st and 2nd period, I always fall asleep. And I also fall asleep in math class which is 5th period because it's so boring. And the thing is that I never pay attention in math and I have a 98. But on A days when I have gym 1st period I never fall asleep in there because we play soccer and I have to run around all the time and that takes the sleepy mood away.
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@mindym (979)
• United States
20 Nov 08
Believe it or not, but I NEVER slept in school. I was always afraid that the teacher would call on me or that I would drool on the desk. There were many times that I would have like to sleep at school, but never experienced that. At a preschool that I used to work at, we had naptime, so it was dark in the room and there was calming music playing, so it was tempting to want to fall asleep. I never did, but we had two pregnant teachers in the room at the time and they would always snooze off...everyday. I am a napper though, so when I get the chance I will take a nap in the comfort of my own home :)
• Philippines
21 Nov 08
There was only one time when I fell asleep during class... and I failed a subject because of it. I was sick at the time and we were taking a test. I was seated right in front of the teacher and then he gave out the quiz questions. I was trying to answer them but I was feeling really sick. While taking the test, I fell asleep and the teacher took offense to that not knowing that I was sick. I failed that quarter even though I tried to explain to him. That was the only time I slept in class and that was the only time in my life I failed a subject.
@katkat (2379)
• Philippines
20 Nov 08
Only once when I was in college. I have slept in my drawing table but there is no class then. we are in our class room trying to finished to finish our plate to be pass that day and our teacher decided to give his time for us to make our plate's. I was finished in my plate and really feel sleepy because I haven't got enough sleep for 3 days. I take a nap for at least half an hour. Actually I was still feel sleepy but our head department went to our room and checked on us and see me sleeping. He order one of my classmate to wake me up. I was embarrassed then but my classmate start laughing and told me it's okay so I laugh with them. I just thankful that he didn't scold me and understand that making plate is hard.
@ebought (56)
20 Nov 08
Wait 'til you're an adult working full time, trying to keep a home, looking after the kids and all that... Then you'll know what a lack to sleep is!! I get four hours sleep a night if I'm lucky!
@Anne18 (11036)
20 Nov 08
I have never ever fallen asleep at school although I do know a boy that fell asleep at the end of an exam. It was the last exam of the day so once the papers were cleared the pupils were asked to pack the chairs and desks up. They did this all round this boy sleeping, and they didn't tiptoe around him.I'm sure there were some children who were extrs loud on purpose!!! The teacher had to wake him up when everyone had left the hall. I have fallen asleep at work on my tea break, I was sitting in a lovely big armchair and I was three quatres of my way through a 12 hour shift!!
@iamnirod (83)
• Bangladesh
20 Nov 08
i am always sleeping at my college. the classes are like the same gramophone records everyday. disgusting! i cannot hear them anymore and i for that make the best use of time by sleeping even being in the first bench.
@Bluepatch (2480)
• Trinidad And Tobago
20 Nov 08
I nearly slept at work just bout two days ago. It was raining cats and dogs down here in Port of Spain, Trinidad, the traffic was terrible, there were people all over the place fighting to get home and it was only by chance I got picked up and taken home. It happens.
@mnr367 (65)
• India
20 Nov 08
i allaways sleep during class hours particularly during some boring subjects. i cant tolerat bad jokes from my teachers so i sleep during thier periods. ther are some teachers that i starrt sleeping automatically when they start thier classe but if the class is over my sleep goes to somewhere
• India
20 Nov 08
Hi friend, I haven't slept at the school.But after reading your discussion i recollect one of my friend who did this.She used to sit beside me.We used to sit in the first bench.If the subject is boring,she used to do half sleep without her notice.Once i think she was caught by the teacher too lol.Now if i recollect the situation it made me lol.It seem to be funny. Have a nice day
@phoenix25 (1543)
• United States
20 Nov 08
I used to sleep in school all the time. I was a good student, though, and made good grades. I graduated from high school with honors. I would sleep in orchestra class, 1st period, because the teacher would always be working with the violin section for almost the whole class because they always had trouble. I was in the viola section and it was just me and another person and we usually had our parts down pat. So, I would sleep when we weren't playing. I would also sleep in other various classes sometimes. I was a night owl and would stay up late at night so I would be tired during the day. It didn't hurt my grades, though.
@julise (494)
• Indonesia
20 Nov 08
In school... yes. hahaha... (1-2 times), in university... almost every day! But I still got great GPA though^^ at work... just when it's lunch time.
• Israel
20 Nov 08
not usilly but once a week i think it ok
• India
20 Nov 08
i think school is made only for sleeping because in this age we only think about dance, music and a beautiful travelling life i am talking about my self i am talking not about you i was very poor in study but know i am MBA
• Philippines
20 Nov 08
I think I did! In school yes! but never at work! I fall asleep during a class in my college time because my professor wasn't there. and I was soo tired them. Good thing I was with friends who watches me while I was asleep.
• India
20 Nov 08
Wohhhhhhhh, ur talking about slept at work or in school, com'on i cant even sleep peacefully on my bed during my sleeping time, so slept at work or in scholl is next to impossible. what about u???????
@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
20 Nov 08
I have done it, it was during at work. Before that incident happen, i join a conferences for 3 days and we also do some side trip for 2 days before the conference. My friends and i hardy sleep that time for we always travel form one place to another during at night so there is not time for us to sleep properly for five days. When we got home we just left our baggage and go back to work again for their are many pending paper works to do. At lunch time we have a break time for 1.30 minutes so i take a nap for i was very tired. My boss wake me up for it is time to work, i was so ashamed to myself that time, luckily my boss understand my situation and he give me some time to rest.