Do you sleep when you travel long distances?

Mauritius
June 29, 2010 5:43am CST
Me no I cannot sleep while traveling. I have tried several times when traveling long distances but I am unable to sleep. However, my grandmother always slept in the bus even while traveling short distances. Yet she never missed her bus-stop. She wakes up just before or at her destination. I wonder how she could do it......there are some people who have got this blessing. What about you?
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@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
29 Jun 10
I do. I am a bus sleeper and like your Gandma I don't miss my bus stop. I don't know why but I wake up whenever I'm near my destination. I was better with it before because I can sleep almost throughout the whole travel. Now, I only sleep for 30 of 40 mins tops.
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• Mauritius
29 Jun 10
That's great. I admire you for that. Sleep well.
@airakumar (1555)
• India
30 Jun 10
Well, if it is a long distance then of course like your grandma, I too take a quick nap and wake up early as the bus stop at any distance..because of brakes..Even with the best air travel tips, sleeping well on a long flight isn't easy like on bus too. When it comes to sleeping on a plane, everyone has an opinion. When the scenery is dull and you want the trip to end, a nap helps the miles and time slip away. Perfecting a sleep routine that works best for you will take a period of trial and error. Just listen to music to block out noise inside the bus with a digital music player on which you've downloaded your favorite songs. Place the plugs in your ears and start relaxing.
• Philippines
30 Jun 10
YES!i sleep like a baby! like your grandmother i have to gift of knowing when my stop is near, i dont know how it works but maybe ive been taking the same route home for so many years my body knows exact time im near my stop to wake me up.
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• Bangalore, India
30 Jun 10
no problem what we do but i am sure there are lot of chance that a driver should not sleep and that is so important the there will not be the perfect place we will land and we may have two ticket in the hand to..!
• Philippines
30 Jun 10
nuh i dont slep while travelling, i used to travel during the day coz i want to enjoy the scenery that is ahead of my way and i feel so good when i watch them over while i travel. happy mylotting =)
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• Boston, Massachusetts
30 Jun 10
Hi Blou, that's the best thing to do when you travel--is for you to enjoy the view and be awake the whole time. but that's what i am missing my friend as i fall asleep as soon as the bus start the trip. how i wish i can keep myself awake to enjoy the view. though i enjoy the trip as i enjoy fully falling asleep hehehehe!
29 Jun 10
No, I can never sleep while travelling. I guess it could have something to do with me being a bit of a control freak! I like to be aware of my surroundings at all times. I cannot even look at a book while in the car, I have to be looking at everything that is around me.
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• Mauritius
29 Jun 10
Me too tend to look around specially on the road or the nature while travelling. I also like to see which people are getting on the bus. We have no train here.
@Mitraa (3188)
• India
29 Jun 10
During travelling long distances, I sleep usually if I travel by train. But in travelling by bus, I never sleep or rarely sleep. Of coures, I haven't missed my bus stop for the destination, if I sleep any time! Sleeping relaxes body and mind during travelling and hope, you to try for it! Thanks for this nice topic on sleep!!
• Mauritius
29 Jun 10
Sleeping while doing nothing or sitting idle is better than thinking and tiring the mind. Our mind also rest while we sleep. So it is better to sleep than tiring the mind by remaining awake.....provided you do not miss your bus-stop.
• Philippines
30 Jun 10
Sure, especially on plane rides or bus rides across towns or countries. Especially when I am tired or sleepy.
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@iamster (123)
• Philippines
29 Jun 10
I do sleep on long distances travel. Usually our trip is at night time to avoid traffic. That's why I do sleep. But even during daytime travel I can still sleep especially if I do nothing.
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29 Jun 10
It depends if I'm familiar with a place and if I have company. I might dooze off in case it is a long travel and I know where I'm going. During trips, I'm often the one leading the group so I can't sleep, unless we've taken a tour package, I'll take a look at the scenery first, but if it's all the same.... then I'll plug my Ipod and sleep. I do make sure I also bring a neck pillow for trips.:)
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• Philippines
29 Jun 10
I can sleep in short and long distances travelling except when I'm not familiar on the places I'm going.
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@dodo19 (31373)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
29 Jun 10
Sometimes, I will sleep, when I travel long distance. However, it really depends on the travel, whether or not I'm tired, whom I'm with, and such. It will vary.
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@fornalina (157)
• Poland
29 Jun 10
I only sleep when I'm traveling with someone else, when I travel alone I never sleep, even when I am extremely tired. But to be frank I dislike sleeping while traveling because it's really uncomfortable and when I'm waking up I'm always hurting somewhere.
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@pwang41 (134)
• Philippines
29 Jun 10
during travel, as much as possible i don't like to sleep. i prefer to see the sights that i can pass by through out the journey.for me, in that way i can know the place i had pass so that when i do come back i am already familiarized with the place. there are people who does like you grandmother. it is because they already know the distance and the time it took for them to reach their destination so there would be like an alarm in their brain that would signal them that they are near their destination. when i ride a public vehicle, i sometimes do that, and i never miss my stop.
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29 Jun 10
OH YES i DO! eSPECIALLY SINCE i HAVE BEEN PREGNANT! i'M SOON NODDING AWAY - AS SOON AS WE HIT THE MOTORWAYS, MY HUSBAND SAYS i SNORE, BUT i DON'T BELIEVE HIM!!
29 Jun 10
oops, sorry about the Cap Lock I didn't mean to shout!!
@llbo1981 (1242)
• China
29 Jun 10
When i am travel long distance,i will sleep while travelling.Long distance travel is so tired that many people would sleep.The driver is also tired in long distance travel.So the bus need two drivers in long diatance travel.
• Mauritius
29 Jun 10
When you work you will never want to sleep.....whatever may be. I think the drivers do get off their bus sometimes to buy something or to go to toilet, even if they do not sleep in long voyages.
26 Oct 10
I sleep well the night before and if I can I do during the journey as I really don't like being unable to do anything. I travel by coach to a local seaside place here the United Kingdom and I tend to fall asleep for 50% of the way their, on the way back I'm asleep pretty much the whole way. Personally I like to keep my energy up.
• United States
7 Aug 10
I sleep on long trips but not on the city bus. It is hard to stay woke on really long trips.
• Bahrain
10 Jul 10
most of the time , we travel using the car , and I realy get bored , so I sleep . mostly I will fall asleep after 5 minute .
@sjlskl (3384)
• Singapore
8 Jul 10
Normally, I will take the first available bus and it will be real early. So while on the journey, I will catch a nap. And once I have reach my destination, I am ready to go straight into sight seeing.
@jagjit273 (1740)
• India
6 Jul 10
Well I do sleep if the Journey is long One.Mostly I travel by train and there is lot of space to sleep in the train.So I make the full use of opurtunity.the Good thing is that You nenevr know When your journey is Over.
@zel2zel (134)
• Philippines
4 Jul 10
I always travel long distances, and I am a bus sleeper. I love sleeping, that's why I can sleep everywhere. Err, I think it is a bit tiring for you not sleeping during your travel. Nah, I just amazed that you can't sleep while travelling. That is also a blessing. *I think :D