Do You Think It Is Annoying When Someone Sleeps Alot?

@MoonGypsy (4617)
United States
July 13, 2009 5:09pm CST
i was wondering if anyone thought about people around you who sleep a lot. once i hung around someone who just went to sleep all the time. do you all think that this is rude? does that mean that we are boring to hang around?
7 responses
@fwidman (11528)
• United States
13 Jul 09
I guess it would depend on why they were sleeping so much. Don't they get enough sleep at night? If they are well rested normally then it might be rather rude to always fall asleep around you.
@fwidman (11528)
• United States
13 Jul 09
That's a lot of sleeping!
• United States
13 Jul 09
I don't really care how much someone else sleeps as long as it doesn't interfere with my life. However, I'm one of those people that doesn't sleep very much, and I used to have a girlfriend who slept ALL the time. She woke up half an hour before she went to work, and fell asleep within an hour or two of getting off work, and that was it. On her days off, she would stumble out of bed around noon, eat something, mess around on her computer or watch TV for a couple hours, then take a nap, eat dinner, and go to bed. It was cute at first, but it drove me crazy pretty quickly. I just always felt like she was missing out on life. What's the point of being alive if you don't ever do anything fun? On the other hand, maybe sleeping was really fun for her. Who am I to say she should have fun my way, when her way makes her happy? It's a complicated question.
@MoonGypsy (4617)
• United States
13 Jul 09
well, there couldn't be much interaction in your relationship, if all she did was sleep. have you ever brought it to her attention (in a nice way of course, you don't want her to feel like she is defending herself for it. that could start an arguement). maybe she is not eating right? or her iron is low? could she be depressed. in relationship it's different, because you have to go that extra mile to find out what is wrong. this person i am talking about is just an associate. it's just getting to be a real drag. only because it's in my house. i could leave but it's not fair that i have to. i know what you are thinking. if it is my house, what's the problem? well, the problem is that i don't live alone and it's not only my decision.
• United States
13 Jul 09
I really didnt used to care if someone slept alot, because i tried to sleep in when i could. Now that im a mother and im older, i hate it when people sleep all day. Its a different story if they work all night, then they have an excuse because they dont get any sleep at night. But if someone doesnt work, and all they ever do is sleep, i think thats just the biggest waste of life. Youre sleeping your life away. Theres tons of people out there that wish they could be as healthy as you are, yet youre in bed, and you dont want to experience the world. This is why America is filled with so many obese people. They would rather not get up and go do things, its easier to just sleep and eat all day. For those kind of people, i have no sympathy because they did it to themselves. But it really depends on you. If you dont want to get up go somewhere, nobodies forcing you ya know? and when i say you i dont mean you you, i mean the people who do that, lol.
@MoonGypsy (4617)
• United States
13 Jul 09
no, i understand you are right. now i myself am an introvert and don't like to socialize with the outside world a lot. don't get me wrong, i am not one of those nut jobs. lol. i do have friends, and go out to do things. on the other hand, i love to be home a lot. when i am at home, i am not asleep all day though. i am being a home maker, parent, and working from home. all those things are full time jobs. this is to include running errands and stuff.
• United States
24 Nov 09
Oh god! Your boyfriend too? Mine goes to bed at 4am and wakes up at 5pm. *SIGHS* I guess I must be boring too. Oh well.
• United States
14 Jul 09
it could be rude but it all depends because there are people out there who do have a medical problem where the just fall asleep or have to nap a lot thought the day. because they don't have the the energy to go on any more. and it could be a blood sugar problem and if you know some one who just fall asleep or naps a lot you should suggest the see a doctor about that.
• United States
13 Jul 09
I think it all depends on the person, some people sleep a lot because their depressed. Others do it because their just lazy. I once was seeing a men and it got to were every time I went by his house and knocked on the door he didn't answer, when I would tell him I stopped by he would say that he had been sleeping. After while I got tired of it and quite stopping.
@uicbear (1903)
• United States
13 Jul 09
I would only find it annoying if their behavior got in my way, or the way of what I wanted to do. For example, say I had a roommate that slept alot. Now, if they expected me to be quiet, even during daylight hours, because they were napping, and they did this all the time, then yes, this would become annoying. Now if I had a friend that didn't want to do anything, most of the time, because they were tires or sleeping, I would gradually ask them less and less if they wanted to do something.