Do you have the habit to sleep on the chair instead sleeping on the bed?

sleeping on the couch - sleeping
@amyson (3509)
Philippines
June 28, 2010 12:23pm CST
i like to share this because my mother has this habit of sleeping in the chair instead of sleeping in the bed.i still need to wake her up to sleep on the bed not on the chair because one time she was sitting on the chair and un balance herself cause her left hand fractures because she use it to protect her body from the floor.so she was rushing to the hospital for casting.i think my mom was not lazy not to sleep in the bed but still my sister was calling me in the phones that our mom still have this habit.she said she forgotten to and especially if shes watching a movie she just fall asleep easily.my question is do u have that habit sleeping on the couch or chair?
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39 responses
• Philippines
29 Jun 10
Sometimes when I watch television series then the show feel boring and could just sleep right away. Also during times when I feel tired then I still try to surf internet just feel drowsy without knowing I fail to shut down my laptop. Also when I do lot of activities that definitely sit on a chair instead of going to my room I just lay there. Then when i read a novel then my eyes get tired it is also cause me to sleep.
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@amyson (3509)
• Philippines
29 Jun 10
yes,when we watch boring movies or something put as to sleep we just lay in our chair for sometime but i can't stay sitting on the chair my legs cramps and i fell pain.
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• United States
28 Jun 10
Well hope your'e mom is doing okay,I can not sleep in a chair at all!! I have to sleep in my bed all times except maybe I will fall asleep on the couch sometimes, but My dad always falls asleep in the chair. L.O.L. When I saw that picture of the man in the chair I immediatley thought of my dad well have a good day!!
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@amyson (3509)
• Philippines
28 Jun 10
for me its very uncomfortable but my mom used to it,oh well shes not lazy but maybe shes tired but i can't stand sleeping on couch because i get cramps easily by just sitting down and worst if i fall asleep on my hair.
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@airakumar (1556)
• India
29 Jun 10
My mom and dad too has the same habit sometimes they do while watching movies or just TV. They might feel tired and fell asleep. I didn't have such habit. If I feel like sleepy I go to bed and take a quick nap. I am pretty much sure any sleeping posture in a chair will harm your back unless it is a proper sleeping sofa. I personally tend to rest my head on the bed. That picture is absolutely good. I really like the pics.
@puccagirl (7317)
• Israel
28 Jun 10
Oh no, is your mom better now? I can't sleep on a chair, but I do like to sleep on the couch sometimes, my couch is really comfortable so you can really sleep comfortably on it. I don't usually randomly fall asleep or anything, though, I decide that I am going to take a nap on it, and so on.
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@amyson (3509)
• Philippines
28 Jun 10
shes find now thank God my sister is always there and reminding her not to sleep on the chair because she had an accident before so we won't like to happen again.i also sleep on the couch but not a very long hours because i experience cramps.
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@kun2349 (23477)
• Singapore
30 Jun 10
It's not really a habit to be sleeping on the chair, i guess?? It's more like something uncontrollable.. There might be times whereby we will be dozing off when we are really too tired.. hehe ^_^ WHen one is tired, even switching off the tv, via remote control is considered a tedious task, and thus what's more when one is supposed to walk back to the room?? lol =D Especially when one is sleeping soundly, they wont wanna be disturbed unless someone in the family is able to carry back to the room if see her sleeping on the chair?? hehe
@amyson (3509)
• Philippines
30 Jun 10
these are common in elderly people they easily fell asleep from their seat and i think that's not right sleep on the chair because it can cause back pain and leg pain because of blood constriction blood can't circulate much.
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• Mexico
29 Jun 10
Hello, wuau, I can not sleep in a chair because I wake up rather crooked and painful, as it does, and if it must be had to sleep in those positions, to take care, greetings.
@amyson (3509)
• Philippines
29 Jun 10
yeah i gives me leg cramps here lol,and its painful because i can't move my legs.
@cupkitties (6581)
• United States
29 Jun 10
Not a habit for me but I have fallen asleep in the chair a few times in the morning when I was still very sleepy and waiting for my children to finish breakfast. My exs mom always slept in a chair because she had a bad back and the bed made it hurt.
@amyson (3509)
• Philippines
29 Jun 10
older ones feeling they like drowning when they sleeping flat in the bed even they have pillow under their head they having problem of sleeping.
@ckyera (17202)
• Philippines
29 Jun 10
hi amyson, i myself don't have this habit. actually i can't really sleep in a sitting position unless when i am on travel but still in a leaning position. i think its more common for aging people? coz i observed that my mom is sometimes like this, she can easily fall asleep even on chair and watching tv, its funny coz sometimes i thought she's still watching tv and so i am talking to her, but upon talking a closer look, she's actually sleeping already...but not a deep sleep. sometimes i do sleep on the chair but i am lying in there. yeah and usually its either in the afternoon during 'siesta' or at night while watching tv and im a bit tired in a whole day work at house.
@amyson (3509)
• Philippines
29 Jun 10
that's remind me of my mother lol,i was talking to her about the soap opera that we are watching i notice i getting no response so when i look her i saw she was bend forward and heads down and starting to snore lol.i said ok i won't bother her i thought she listening but she was sleeping.
@naka75 (797)
• Singapore
29 Jun 10
In fact yes. I can sleep better on a chair because it can be inclined to the position I feel comfortable with. The position allows me to breathe better and sleep better. On the bed I prefer to stack my pillow as I cannot sleep flat on a surface. If I fall asleep on the chair, I would seldom go back to my bed. So far I have not fallen out of the chair as there are handles by the side. I think it is good to get a better chair for you mum so that she can sleep comfortably and not accidentally fall off from it.
@amyson (3509)
• Philippines
29 Jun 10
a soft cushion couch i will look then to prevent any accident like she had before.she also said that she fell drown when sleeping on the bed so we gave her an additional pillow to elevate her head from the bed.
@sender621 (14970)
• United States
29 Jun 10
Sometimes when I am watching tv I will fall asleep in my chair. When i wake up, I can feel the stiffness in my neck. I tell myself I should get up and go to bed. Then i get comfortable in my chair again. I do end up eventually going to my bed, but not until i'm ready.
@amyson (3509)
• Philippines
29 Jun 10
yes that happen several times and its not advisable to sleep on the chair because the blood is having difficult in circulation in our body so it results to cramping because of lack of oxygen it gives us pain especially in our legs.
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
29 Jun 10
I can never sleep in such situation. I really cannot sleep if I am not in a comfortable position so the best position for me would be in bed lying flat. Other than that, I cannot sleep well. Although I could close my eyes sitting on the chair but this will bring me nowhere to sleep.
@amyson (3509)
• Philippines
29 Jun 10
one of the mylotters said that it is possible especially for the elderly they can sleep on where they are sitting that's why we should always remind them to each time we see them lying on the chair because they may have get neck injury.
@geniustiger (1699)
• Philippines
29 Jun 10
I don't have the habit of sleeping in chair, If I felt sleepy while I was watching tv shows and movie I will go home and stay in bed. I am comfortable to sleep and nap in bed rather than sitting and left sleep for a while. I'm a kind of person that likes to stretch formally in bed and have rest. I don't like to be half and bothered rest in the chair. I will rush to my room and stay and quietly rest in bed and off the tv or whatever.
@amyson (3509)
• Philippines
29 Jun 10
same here,i am very uncomfortable sitting for a long time so i strech my body once in a while sitting while sleeping leads to poor posture and i think that's not healthy.
@youless (72423)
• Guangzhou, China
29 Jun 10
You know nowadays the World Cup is very popular. I am also interested in watching it. Due to the time difference, I have to watch it at night. This is why sometimes I even fall asleep in the sofa because I am really sleepy to stay up at night after work in the day time. I love China
@amyson (3509)
• Philippines
7 Jun 11
i also experience it falling sleep on my chair even i am still young due to watching too much movies marathon. so it is not only happen to older people cause even young people have experience it. in many cases it is more observe in older people and even not tired they get easily felt asleep as in the case of those having the narcolepsy syndrome.
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• India
29 Jun 10
Oh, well it sure seems a dangerous habit! Well your mom needs to set up an alarm while sitting and working about something,,, so that might wake her up, and hopefully save her from further damages. I never sleep on chairs or sofas its only gotta be the comfort of my bed that I can fall asleep.
@amyson (3509)
• Philippines
29 Jun 10
yeah she might do need lol an alarm clock although its not necessary i guess because my sister wake her up to sleep in her bed sometimes my sister forgotten to wake her up because my sister work night shift sometimes so nothing left at home.
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@jdyrj777 (6563)
• United States
29 Jun 10
No, i dont have that habit. I do have a huge chair. One of those big round ones. Seems like everytime im sleepy and i sit in it im asleep 5 min later. Not that i meant to but its just sometimes i will be so tired and the chair so comfy. To really get my full rest i do love streching out on the bed.
@amyson (3509)
• Philippines
7 Jun 11
okay but my mother does. she really get tired after watching movies or from the meeting she attended. sometimes she not yet changes her clothes she just fall asleep easily. so i would not bother to wake her up as she seem very tired. so i just watch her sleeping comfortably and keep her safe by putting some pillow and some chairs beside her so to protect her.
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@Hatley (127575)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Jun 10
amyson I think a lot of us senior citizen women do have this habit of falling asleep while watching a television program and have had our sons or daughters c all mom wouldn't you be'more comfortable in bed? You were asleep.well duh thats not really a crime and when you get older you will undoubtedly do the same thing.After all it is not a crime to fall asleep in an easy chair at all. wait til you are older.
@amyson (3509)
• Philippines
29 Jun 10
i notice that,my father also sleep in his couch i think his so sleepy and tired.he can't stay long watching in the television so sometimes we notice that he already asleep we wouldn't wake him up might he get mad.
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@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
29 Jun 10
Hi amyson, I have enough falling asleep in my bed! I have on occasion started to feel myself dozing off while on the computer and then by the time I get up and all ready for bed I'm awake! I would probably be better off sleeping in the chair!lol But, my mother also has the habit of falling asleep in her chair at her house! When I went to visit her last year she kept dozing off while watching tv in her recliner! But, at least that chair is safe since it is sort of made for sleeping if you want to!
@amyson (3509)
• Philippines
29 Jun 10
they say that its not advisable to sleep on the chair because because we can get headache and backache for prolong sitting and sleeping.i tried that once i got shoulder pain and neck pain.
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@soulist (2987)
• United States
12 Apr 12
I have a hard time falling asleep somewhere other than my bed or a bed. I have been able to fall asleep in the car on long car rides, but it normally hurts when I get up. I couldn't just fall asleep in the chair while watching television or anything. My dad is able to fall asleep like that all the time. I don't understand how he can do it, but he says it is really comfortable.
@cream97 (29183)
• United States
12 May 11
Hi. amyson. I don't have a couch or a chair in my bedroom at all. I know that when I brought one kitchen chair into my bedroom, I was able to sit up for hours without falling asleep sitting on the chair at all. If I sit or lay on my bed while watching TV at night, I will get drowsy and I will end up going to sleep in the end.
@Kalyni2011 (3504)
• India
28 Mar 11
I can't call it as habit lol I sleep in the king size bed with hubby, but around 2am i go to the big couch on the other room, and sleep there, the reason is simple, as the air-conditioner keeps running, the room temp comes down, i don't feel comfortable, as i have health problems.. thanks for sharing about your mother god bless have a nice day kalyani
@ifa225 (11104)
• Indonesia
1 Mar 11
i have that habit too just like your mother. but i always wake in the middle of the night cause i feel the discomfort when sleeping. then i move to bed. maybe i should put my TV in my bed room so i can sleep in bed after watching tv