What makes you sleepy?

By Bala
@balasri (26554)
India
April 29, 2010 8:23am CST
I prefer a big fat book of heavy subject preferably Psychology or Economics that works better than the best lullaby in the world. Just a few lines and I can hear myself snoring. What is your gadget for this purpose?
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27 responses
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
29 Apr 10
I never go to bed until I'm dropping and as soon as I touch the pillow I am asleep too. Maybe it's because I drinl a herbal tea made of lime flowers which I find very relaxing and soothing. If I took a book I would not even get past the cover I fear
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@hotsummer (10436)
• Philippines
30 Apr 10
oh i love tea also but it does not make me sleepy. but i don't need a tea to make me sleeoy as i can easily fell asleep also when i lie on the bed. my problem is i want to not to be sleepy that often and i am looking for any herbal, food or fruits that will add more energy and will not make me sleepy and will make me more alert.
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
30 Apr 10
I have no idea what to suggest to keep you awake? Coffee maybe?
@balasri (26554)
• India
30 Apr 10
Reading the lines, "Herbal tea made of lime flowers which I find very relaxing and soothing' itself makes me grope for my bed and cozy pillows.So comforting.
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
30 Apr 10
I get sleepy after work, I get sleepy when watching TV, I get sleepy when I read. I get sleepy buy getting older. The older you get, the sleepier to. That is the facts....
@balasri (26554)
• India
30 Apr 10
@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
30 Apr 10
Hello Bala! I do not need to go for any particular book or any particular subject. On weekends, anything am reading will make me sleepy after say 10 minutes or so, because I need to compensate for sleep, which I miss during week days. Hope you are doing fine. Deepak
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@balasri (26554)
• India
30 Apr 10
No wonder Deepak.Clean minds sleep blissfully and peacefully. I am just fine and how are you?
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
30 Apr 10
Reading an accounting book in bed would certainly send me to sleep rather quickly...Come to think of it, if I am in a nice, warm and comfortable bed any book or T.V. show will send me to sleep! We have a television in the bedroom and I have never been able to watch anything without falling into a deep slumber!
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@balasri (26554)
• India
30 Apr 10
Right Paula.The present day TV programs will make you snore any time of the day.
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@SViswan (12072)
• India
30 Apr 10
I like to read a bit before I go to bed. It helps me sleep better. But I love to read all the time. But reading also relaxes me enough to be able to fall asleep. Soft, light music also helps. But with little children at home, I don't think I need help in falling asleep. At the end of the day, I'm ready to plonk down even before the kids are ready to sleep.
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@balasri (26554)
• India
30 Apr 10
I know.The kids are the best alternative for our work outs and sleeping pills.
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
30 Apr 10
Hi balasri, I will fall asleep fast as well if reading the sort of books you mentioned So if I really need some important info from book of economics I don't read it before bedtime for sure I'm unwilling to be left behind and far away from that useful knowledge. I prefer to listen to certain stories from my hubby if I really can't get into sleep. Yeah, he doesn't feel tired and bored to repeat the same old events he had experienced before which he feels proud of them. This seems like the best soothing lullaby to speed me into sweet dream. I don't know when he stops.......... Happy posting!
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@balasri (26554)
• India
30 Apr 10
Tricky husband who knows to keep her wife's mouth shut and makes her sleepy. I just envy him.
@crazydaisy (3899)
• Canada
30 Apr 10
I do the same thing if I read a book I start falling a sleep,You are right about any lullaby it's not the same I would do the same as you snoring, cd
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@balasri (26554)
• India
30 Apr 10
We are making a great pair my friend.
@littleowl (7157)
29 Apr 10
Hi Bala, Normally playing a game on my mobile, reading even being on the computer makes me sleepy and when my head hits the pillow I am 'gone'. The air say after being out for the day and walking also makes me tired, the rythm of a train and in the car many a times I have fallen asleep..guess its like being in a cradle...so many things make me tired and normally I have a good nights sleep..LoLo
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@balasri (26554)
• India
30 Apr 10
So many things to try till the day break my little owl.
@alokn99 (5717)
• India
29 Apr 10
My gadget ?? Food Bala..A good scrumptious meal.. What a sleep after that..heavenly..
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@balasri (26554)
• India
30 Apr 10
I know and can completely understand what you say as a person who’s stomach growls louder than a angry tiger in the middle of the night if not fed well. Eat well and take care my friend.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
29 Apr 10
I agree with you, reading while lying down on the bed will send us to our dreamland faster than any other means. I can't even complete one page when my eyelids start to become heavy.
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@balasri (26554)
• India
4 May 10
It is either way for me.I have to read something in my bed.And at the same time the reading ultimately becomes my sleeping pill.
@dawnald (84148)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 May 10
Well there's always listening to my husband talk about stocks...
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@balasri (26554)
• India
4 May 10
On the contrary if anything falls into my ears regarding stocks I become fully awake. It is a nightmare for me as I have not been lucky in share market and burnt my fingers heavily.
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@dawnald (84148)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 May 10
WE've had good luck and bad luck, but I just find the whole topic boring...
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@balasri (26554)
• India
5 May 10
Well as you say it is not an interesting subject to listen to.
• India
30 Apr 10
Hi, Yes, things that I don't understand makes me quite sleepy, be it the lecture of some underrated faculty or a book that tries to turn your brain into ashes. Psychology or Economics are rather more tolerable than the company of a really dull person. A person who doesn't know how to laugh at your humor, always makes me sleepy. Interesting things, even if stressful, keeps me alert and awake. I often can't help yawning in front of a clueless lecturer in University. Thanks God bless you
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@balasri (26554)
• India
1 May 10
A person who has never slept in a class room should be the worst insomniac.
• India
1 May 10
tell me about it
@ronaldinu (12445)
• Malta
30 Apr 10
I always feel sleepy when I eat a heavy meal. I just lie on the sofa until I began to nod and have a small nap on the sofa. Putting on classical music also helps me to sleep and have a good feeling. If I engage in another activity such as reading or watching television I end up being more alert so I don't let these activities before sleeping.
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@balasri (26554)
• India
1 May 10
You are revealing too much secret about your sleeping habits friend.Watch out.
@ronaldinu (12445)
• Malta
1 May 10
Hahha sneaky comment
• United States
10 May 10
riding in a car for long distances makes me sleepy I cant drive long distances for that reason aside from that there isnt anything that makes me sleepy if I am not tired
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@balasri (26554)
• India
11 May 10
On the contrary driving makes me very alert.Last month I went with my friend to a city which is 500 mile from here.While returning I was feeling very sleepy as my friend was driving.But the moment we swapped places I drove till the early morning feeling very fresh.
• India
1 May 10
I feel sleepy when it is some boring meeting or discussion, which have no connection with me but I forced to attend the meeting. Whatever the time of the meeting may be, I feel sleepy.
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@balasri (26554)
• India
1 May 10
How do you manage to keep your eyes open at these circumstances?
• Canada
30 Apr 10
I get nice and relaxed at night when I listen to the BBC World Service, not because it bores me, but because it relaxes me.
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@balasri (26554)
• India
30 Apr 10
It is nice to know that the present world scene is so relaxing.
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
29 Apr 10
The heat makes me sleepy, very sleepy, I get very lethargic and the intense heat and humidity makes my eyes heavy and I just want to curl up and sleep, I'd prefer to hibernate until the cold weather returns. I hate the Summer and I hate the heat and I start to slow down. So the gadget is free LOL, just add some heat and humidity and I am sleepy. Mornings also make me sleepy, I am more alert in the dark hours, maybe I am nocturnal but I can get so much work done at night time. Some films have been known to send me to sleep so if I suffer insomnia then I will put that particular film on LOL
@balasri (26554)
• India
30 Apr 10
Nobody can understand better than me on this issue Wolfie as the most disgusting thing for me is the heat and sweat which is at it's best now here.I just live amidst Air conditioners as the Dog days are approaching here.
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
29 Apr 10
A soggy soap or some tainted movie or some old newspapers but the best gadget is the anticipated nightmare of the salty sweat, courtesy power failure. That would definitely make me fall asleep sooner.
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@balasri (26554)
• India
30 Apr 10
I go for the nightmare.That is the worst thing that can happen to anyone. How is the power situation in Bangalore? (You know one thing I made a couple of visits to Bangalore in the last three months to attend a meeting with my client Logica.) Here I am one of the few luckiest ones who happens to live in the same avenue where the CM's house is.Power cut is unknown to me.Long love the CM.
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Apr 10
hi balasri oh yes that would put me to sleep too but I haven't any text books available. I listen to Mozarts piano, flute and violin sonatas on my headphones from my computer and fall fast asleep quickly afterwards as they are very soothing to me. also I slather moisturizing lotion on my arms and legs as it has a very sleep inducing aroma and my skin is very dry so its serves two purposes.
@balasri (26554)
• India
30 Apr 10
What a beautiful way to go to sleep.
@arunmails (3013)
• India
29 Apr 10
Ya... even for me reading makes me sleepy.. from my schooldays still now reading makes me sleepy... I don't know why.. but, i feel sleepy when I take books to read.. what a great reading.. what a great sleepy...
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@balasri (26554)
• India
30 Apr 10