Are books sure to make one sleep ?

@youetme (352)
China
April 5, 2009 5:27am CST
There is a joke . Once a woman was bothered by the endless crying of her baby . Suddenly she got a good idea . and said louldy to her husband ,Hand me a book at once . her husband hurriedly brought her a book and then asked , what is the purpose of this ? The woman said , As I've obseved ,when you are talking and laughing you are in high spirits .But once you hold a book in your hand. you beging to yawn and all sleep . Are books sure to make one sleep? What do you think?
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@Reyah23 (641)
• Philippines
5 Apr 09
In my own experience, book cannot bring me to sleep. Maybe because if i started holding and reading a book, i got move by the stories until i cannot stop reading until i finish it.
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@youetme (352)
• China
6 Apr 09
Your habit sounds very nice ,I hope I can read a book like you ,but books always make me sleep . I don't why so when I am sober but very late I get a book in my hand ,after soon ,I begin go yawn and go to the bed ,that is my best to go asleep ,ha ha
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
5 Apr 09
That may be a joke but I find it to be true. I read from a book every night and I find my self falling asleep after just a few pages. It can take me a long time to read a book this way. It relaxes me and takes my mind off the days problems.
@youetme (352)
• China
6 Apr 09
Yeah ,just a several pages from the book you can relax youself greatly. A book will take you so long time in this way,the same as you . I ever have finished a book for half a year . A little everyday ,a little thinking , that is very good for me .
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@tehmunkee (136)
• United States
5 Apr 09
They help me sleep, especially if it is something long (such as A Tale of Two Cities, for instance) or very boring.
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@youetme (352)
• China
6 Apr 09
ha ha , too long stories need much time to finish. A tale of two cities is a tough task for anyone to read in a short time espeically before sleep .Now in order to get a good sleep I put a bood aside of my bed I pretend to read it and soon I want to dream , is it a good way?
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@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
5 Apr 09
There is truth to this. I have read that television and computers are stimulants while reading is not. I read every night in bed and find that it does help me fall asleep. It is quiet and gets my mind off of the stresses of the day. I don't think this is true for all people or all books (there are nights I am up for hours wanting to read on) but I agree that if you read to yourself you will fall asleep easier. I also find reading to my child at night calms them down and helps them sleep too.
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@youetme (352)
• China
6 Apr 09
As a matter of fact reading is not only helpful for sleep but also calming one's emotion in some sense. As a child I read a lots of books felt never boring and tired . reading stimulate my curiosity and exciment . But when I grow up a book in my hand it doestn't take too long for me to yawn constanly , I know books are our friends I should not lost my interest in reading ,but actually I want to go to bed once reading.
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• China
5 Apr 09
That must be a biasd thought.The main point is the book must give you a great impression and it would be the one you love.Of course,the bore books are real existed,that may let you sleeping.
@youetme (352)
• China
6 Apr 09
Hi ,my friend ,that is a joke for different age people the affect of reading is very different . For me when I was young I liked reading so much that I did't give up reading untill I finished it .But now I have so many things to do ,reading is out of life just before sleeping .
• China
6 Apr 09
Yep,more works may let people more unpleasure,so they need more rest.Reading in this time should not be the perfect time truly.If you have spare time,reading must be a joyful thing:)
• Philippines
6 Apr 09
it all depends on the book. when i am studying, i get to sleep. but i am reading a good book that really interests me, i can't sleep. i want to finish the whole book. better read a boring book and it will really make you sleep..hahahA
@youetme (352)
• China
6 Apr 09
Ha ha ha , you must be a young woman . if the book is very boring I think most of the people must be yawning and go to bed right now . Actually interests is the key if you can sleep when reading . Those in book can grasp us quickly without no sleep I am sure that .
@mimimeow (295)
• Hong Kong
5 Apr 09
Depends. Textbooks do make me sleep but comics and novels don't. I am not those who need sounds to keep my awake :P But I have a great love of books as I like reading a lot that really do not apply on me. I will need some sounds to make me fall asleep instead!
@youetme (352)
• China
6 Apr 09
You need some sounds ? Ha ,music is a best way for sounds that you need . Maybe you are very young and keep your passion doing everything not only reading i guess , that is good . I hope I can take myself back old but good habit .
@dapperax (27)
• Philippines
6 Apr 09
Books can make someone fall asleep through constant reading since it tired the eyes aside from the book lover person who actually wants to continue their reading until to its last page especially when they get thrilled of the story or to the topic they had on hand.
@PinkyPosh (226)
• Canada
6 Apr 09
To me.. it depends on the type of book that I read. Some books take me to sleep mode very quickly. Esp my semester book :)) But thrilling novels and investigation novels, makes me sit wake till the end of the novel. I generally prefer some books related to technical stuff for making me sleep :))
• China
6 Apr 09
in my opinion ,if i think the book is interesting i will not sleep;but if the book is annoying,i will soon get sleep,such as the textbook.so i think whether books make one sleep depends on the reader's interesting.
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
6 Apr 09
Well, personally books do not make me sleep. When I have a book to read, I tend to read it and usually I end up not sleeping at all instead of sleeping. Perhaps other would be able to go to sleep by reading, but not me. I get curious more and tend to read the book until the wee hours. So better no reading of book for me when I want to sleep. Otherwise, I end up awake reading the book and wanting to finish it.
• China
6 Apr 09
hahaha,it is funny.But in my opinion,yes,books definitely can make people easy sleep,Even with most interesting story books,after reading one or two hours,I will feel sleepy,then I will fall asleep. With this book,maybe the baby could fall asleep soon. :) Happy mylotting.
@axibal (63)
• Philippines
6 Apr 09
yea,it surely does. it makes your eyes heavy and tired - specially if the story of the book is BORING!
@luqman87 (25)
• Pakistan
6 Apr 09
Well as for me its quite true, but its not neccesserliy that it could happen to anyone. I think it depends how u r with at the initial stage of ur schools. I was a very intelligent student than one decission change my entire life, i wont tell coz its a long story, but come to the point i felt sleep when studying books more than a hour its really look wierd for me. Sometimes i get angry with myself but i cant do anything thats y i left studying after graduation.
@hotsummer (10436)
• Philippines
6 Apr 09
i don't want to sleep when i am reading a book cause a book contains lots of information and it will surely help me to learn many things and make me more prepared for any career i would like to choose. and books will help me earn and survive in life. but i just can't help it. i just fall asleep every time i read a book and so that is why i am not so successful. i just don't know why. just this morning i was reading a book. and i was just reading for about 10 minutes. when i had this feeling that my eyes were so heavy and i can't help but to sleep.
@echomonster (2227)
• Greenwood, Mississippi
6 Apr 09
I think I sleep best when I am physically tired but mentally tranquil. Reading can relax me and help me sleep, but sometimes I get so involved in what I'm reading that I can't put the book away. Rather than put me sleep, books can actually keep me awake! So I actually try not to read right immediately before I plan go to sleep. I've even heard sleep experts say that you shouldn't read in bed because then you'll get used to thinking of your bed as your reading center and not just as a place for sleep. Reading in bed is too much fun, though -- I can't give that up.