If You're Up At 1:00 or 2:00am, Do You Watch TV or Read a Book?

@gtargirl (5385)
United States
April 26, 2009 3:02am CST
Usually when I have a hard time sleeping I watch a repeat of a baseball game or ESPN. If there's a good movie on I'll watch that. But not too much happening on TV early in the morning. I tried reading a book but my eyes won't co-operate. How 'bout you? TV or a book?
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
28 Apr 09
If I haven't been to bed yet, I could read a book and that would be my preference. But if I have gotten up from bed after trying to go to sleep my eyes wont work at that time either. I put on the House and Garden channel or Planet Green channel and zone out. Or now and then I will myLot at that time .
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@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
30 Sep 09
Hi Gtargirl, No Television and Book for me during midnight. Normally, I will stay up late at night to do MyLot, updating my blog,check up my emails and do other online stuffs. Only night time, I can freely do my own things. I am not a bookworm and I hardly read any books. I prefer to read parenting magazine and I got one magazine once a month. As for television programme, I will watch it after my dinner time. I like to watch Singapore dramas from Monday to Friday. YOu are a sport lover. Last time we do subscribe to ESPN channel,but at last we cancel it off. No more sport channel at my house cable television now.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
1 Oct 09
Sounds like you are pretty busy after midnight. It's a good thing ESPN comes as part of the package here. Don't know what I'd do without it. Of course, late at night they just start repeating shows. Boring. I think the reason why I don't read magazine is because that could start to get expensive. Can't read the same magazine too often.
• Canada
20 Sep 09
If I am up that that hour, I will likely go on the internet, and see if I can get some work done. I am known to stay up all night, working on my writing, and my on-line earnings
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
20 Sep 09
I don't know if I can write in the wee hours of the morning. Too foggy. My brain that is.
@John4Christ (1598)
• India
26 Apr 09
Well most of the time if i am awake for so long then it means.....i am studying....at times if there are good movies coming on television i watch them.....but yes i admit these days if i am free i do mylotting to as late as 1.00am in the morning......not always though......
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@GardenGerty (102495)
• United States
26 Apr 09
When I started at MyLot I was so intrigued that I would stay up until one or two in the morning. It was just so interesting to me at that point.
• Canada
26 Apr 09
Hi there, it's 1 am here now and tonight I am watching a movie on TV - Constantine with Keanu Reeves. I don't usually watch TV but since I am up late every night, I try to change my routine once in a while. As for the rest of the nights, I try to do different things as it can get really boring. I prefer books among everything else though. The downside of that is, if I am reading something that is really, really interesting, I can't put it down and I find myself still awake by the time the sun is rising outside, lol!
• Canada
20 Sep 09
If I am up that that hour, I will likely go on the internet, and see if I can get some work done. I am known to stay up all night, working on my writing, and my on-line earnings
@nadezna (204)
• Philippines
16 Jun 09
When iam up till midnight i usually watch tv rather than reading books i do watch midnight news to make me sleep faster.
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
15 Jun 09
It really depends. Watching tv might put me to sleep faster, specially with some programs LOL Reading will be more fulfilling but has one drawback: I tend to get too interested in the book and then forget sleep completely. However, as a rule, I rarely have trouble sleeping. WHen it's time for me to sleep... believe me I sleep hehehehe
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
29 Apr 09
the tv is always on but I am mostly on the computer, that is what I do all the time.
• Philippines
28 Apr 09
Oh my!!! I never up that late. that is too much. If there is time I sleep that late, it might be that my kid is sick or I am sick or maybe hubby.. but just to watch TV or whatever? I better go sleep. Or if I can't sleep for some reasons I maybe read a book not watching TV.
@regal_aeros (2606)
• Singapore
27 Apr 09
hmmm it really depends on my mood. if there is a really good book i want to read. i'd go ahead and read it. the chances are, i'd finish the book and only head to the bed at say 5am. As for watching a drama, if i'm hooked to the drama, i'd watch till around 5 am before i'd head to bed. 5am is normally the time my parents wake up. And i don't want them to "nag" me. And chances are by 5 / 6am, my body would just want me to lie on bed even if i'm not tired.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
27 Apr 09
Sometimes I come in and work on puter but I sleep with the tv on and might wakeup and watch a good movie!
• Philippines
27 Apr 09
When I am up on that time definitely you will see me reading pocket books. You will seldom see me watching tv because we are saving electricity. My books that I am happens to ready by the way would be fiction books or love story that is why even at that time my eyes are wide awake.
@uath13 (8207)
• United States
26 Apr 09
I get on here. That's exactly what I did last night.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
26 Apr 09
If I have to get up, I will watch Tv. If I want to get back to sleep, then I will watch something very boring like a political speech or a stock market report. My eyes do not cooperate in the evening either. But more then likely I will just close my eyes and hope that I will go to sleep. It may take a while, but then I am a light sleeper anyway.
@fec139 (803)
• United States
26 Apr 09
goal is to try to get back to sleep, so reading a book usually does that for me, whereas watching TV tends to keep me awake. So usuallyif I wake up in the middle of the night, I tend to read a book.
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
26 Apr 09
I would and have watched tv. Once in awhile I will get on the computer but won't stay long. If I've been asleep and then wake up, trying to post discussions or respond is next to impossible. Am not fully awake. If I simply can't go to sleep, I'll watch tv usually something I really like and that will definitely put me right to sleep.
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
26 Apr 09
Hello gtargirl. There were a few times when I could not fall asleep. Then I got up to surf on the Internet again till it was five in the morning. Then the whole next day I was so exhausted due to the lack of sleep the previous night. Or I listen to music or radio if I could not fall asleep. I don't like those sleepless nights.
@GardenGerty (102495)
• United States
26 Apr 09
I turn on the weather channel for noise, then I go sit in the next room so I can just barely hear what is going on. It does not overstimulate me that way, and I usually get bored and go to sleep.
@vishwaskg (514)
• India
26 Apr 09
Hi there , If i am up at 1.00am in the morning , i would definitely switch on the TV ,It would usually be some comedy shows that comes up that i would watch . Cheers