Help me fellow students

India
August 28, 2010 10:00pm CST
I have a problem. It's a very common issue. But still I couldn't find a solution for it. I feel very sleepy in class. I couldn't control my sleep. Since my teachers are good enough to ignore me, I'm escaping. But I don't wanna do this. I wanna be attentive in class. My teachers are very kind. So, sleeping in their class is like insulting them. I don't wanna do that. So please help me. Is there any technique to control my sleep. Don't say 'Listen the class' , 'Concentrate' etc... They are very difficult to do!!!
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26 responses
• India
29 Aug 10
Mate, I am kinda thinking that it may not be because there is something wrong with you as such. I used to fall asleep in certain classes during my college years. Later I realised it was because of the way the lecture was conducted. Some of my Professors used to talk in a very monotonous voice, i.e not raising or lowering there voice at any time and continuing in the same tone all through the lecture. They hardly used to move around. Whereas .the classes I was wide awake in ... the teachers used to bring variations to thier voices, give out small assignments in between and walk around a lot. Since we are living in the computer age we tend to switch of our minds when things are not happening around. So i think you should ask your lecturers to spice up the class. Hope this was helpful.
• India
29 Aug 10
Very interesting suggestion LOL.
• India
29 Aug 10
Absolutely right! That's what I feel. Most of my staffs of the first kind only. They don't activate our brains much. They'll just go on giving lectures. No time for our brain to think. So it starts dozing off!
• Finland
29 Aug 10
Very simple: Try napping on days, and sleep less at nights. This is the humans natural sleep cycle.
• India
29 Aug 10
LOL! That's what I'm doing now!
@sjhaeki (798)
• Philippines
29 Aug 10
i won't tell you to do those stuff. i feel for you coz i'm a sleeper in class too. lol. but do you sleep early? and a complete 8 hours? my dad always tell me that, and i know that that is the only solution but i can't follow that coz of how college treats us. i don't know how old you are so i wouldn't recommend coffee. other than age, coffee tolerance is different i know that since it doesn't help me with staying awake that much. but if you can't sleep early like what adults tell us to, maybe you could try having your hands busy with something else, like doodling or paper chat. i know that wouldn't be respectful but at least it keeps your mind awake and you can listen. maybe you'll learn multi-tasking by then. you could also have a friend to nudge you when your eyes starts to feel heavy. i have that kind of friends too, one of them is a sleeper like me, i become her waker-uper and we try do things to keep us both awake. but sometimes we just doze off. can't be helped.
• India
29 Aug 10
I think sleeplessness is my problem. I'll try to sleep well at night. Thanks for your response, friend. Have a nice day!
@hari1111 (238)
• New Zealand
29 Aug 10
Good question! What I do is ensure that I sit properly if you slouch you will fall asleep. Your in india so you can't open a window. I do suggest feeling a bit cold. Its a great way to stay awake. Just remember DONT SLOUCH
• India
29 Aug 10
Thanks dude! Have a nice day! But why do you say that we can't open window in India?
@meemingNEW (2228)
• Philippines
29 Aug 10
What have you been doing the night before? I suggest that you examine yourself, your activities and sleeping habits. If you don't sleep for at least 8 hours, no matter how you force yourself to be awake and alert the next day, its just a matter of time that your body wears out on you. So, give yourself some rest; sleep so that you won't be too tired to get yourself awake by tomorrow. You could always drink coffee if you prefer. Best of luck.
• India
29 Aug 10
You must be right. I sleep just for 5 or 6 hours at night. This must be my problem. I'll try to correct that. Thanks for your response, friend! Have a nice day!
• Philippines
29 Aug 10
i think loving your subjects would stop you from feeling sleepy during class hours..i've experienced the same thins,but what i did was,i tried so hard to love what im studying and at the same take enervon+energy drink before coming to class.. or maybe you should chose a subject with cute professor so u wont even want to blink when he/she is discussing.. ;)
• India
29 Aug 10
LOL! Thanks for your advice! Happy mylotting!
@alex_raju (173)
• India
29 Aug 10
I am having the same issues.The main reason is that the class is not interesting for you.By concentrating in the class ,you can dealt with it in a big way.Another thing is make conversations with you or message someone when getting sleepy.It will make you more alert and you will became wide awake in a minute.r just wash your face after every class :-)
• India
29 Aug 10
Thanks for your response, friend. Happy mylotting!
@atv818 (1988)
• United Arab Emirates
29 Aug 10
I know what you are going through. I am like that myself. I have to keep awake because I need to do a lot of chores. You may try drinking strong coffee. I believe that in your country there are drinks that will keep you awake so why don't you try drinking them. Also, please have plenty of sleep. Good luck!
@diogz22 (516)
• Philippines
29 Aug 10
One of the best way to solve your sleeping habit is to drink a lot o water preferably 2 to 3 glasses the moment you wake up in the morning. This will enable you to be energized the whole day.
• India
29 Aug 10
That's a nice one. I'll give it a try. Thanks a lot, buddy. Have a nice day!
@nicole00 (141)
• United States
29 Aug 10
Maybe falling asleep is somthing that you cant actually help doing. Maybe your not getting enough rest at night, I was told your supposed to get at least 8 hours or more of sleep. And if thats not it maybe you have low iron and you need to take iron pills that you can by right out of the store. Even try men or woman one aday viatamins, drink lots of orange juice. And I heard a pepper mint helps stimulate the brain so try some of these things but whatever you do please dont try caffenine like chocolate or coffee to stay awake, trust me they only make matters worst and actually make your body more tired.
• India
29 Aug 10
That's really really informative! Thanks a lot friend. Your ideas will help me a lot. Have a nice day!
@dream_ozn (1758)
• Singapore
29 Aug 10
I am a student as well and I do have this same issue with you as well. First and foremost, do you have enough sleep during the night? If you realise that you are a late sleeper, then you definitely will not have the energy and mood to stay awake during lesson time. Another reason could be you find the lesson boring. When we are stuck in things that are boring, our brain will automatically shut off, our eyelids start feeling heavy and we will doze off easily. Perhaps you can try to improve your interest in that subject. Start reading more about it and make the subject as interesting as it can be. When you are interested in what the teacher is saying, you won't feel sleepy even if you miss your sleep for a few hours the night before! Good luck!
• India
29 Aug 10
Thanks buddy. Thanks for your ideas. Have a nice day!
@aevans (255)
• Malaysia
15 Sep 10
maybe you should try seat with your friend. you both can encourage each other to participate during the class. you don't have to be quiet for the whole lecture, sometimes chatting (without interrupting others) with you friends for while will keep you awake. perhaps having some discussion related to the topic will help. a partner for study is very important, you have to choose the right one so that you both can study together. you can also choose to seat in the front row in class, seating in front will help you focus on the lecture, get closer to the teachers will help you listen clearer on the topic and makes you hard to sleep.
@anil78650 (177)
• India
1 Sep 10
This is a very common problem for most of the students.Falling sleep in the middle of the class is the problem that I had when I was in the school.I want to avoid this but it get worse.So I said my friend to pinch me every time I started to feel sleepy and he do as I said, but that didn't work well so I stated to eat something like toffee in the class, and that help me a lot. You try it......it work for me and it work for most of my friend......
@ynahh1 (454)
31 Aug 10
If you feel sleepy at the class pinch your self to keep you awake.FOCUS IS IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO AVOID SLEEPINESS.I think you should sit in the front row so that you will be careful in your action because you know that your teacher is there.
• Panama
31 Aug 10
That's common problem .I, too can identify to it.What I generally do is take a ' no dose tablet' ( which you can find in your local Pharmacy ) or intake of hot liquids such as chicken soups or hot chocolate. I,personally,, find that helpful. You may also check with your doctor.Sleeping in class is not only embarassing but it is a completely waste of time,especially when you lose important information
@ravend (661)
• Malta
30 Aug 10
Apart from sleeping, are you eating well and taking the right vitamins? Talk to a doctor about it. :)
• Indonesia
30 Aug 10
Try eating candies or other sweets. It will help you open your eyes. I used to have the same problem, and i prefer eating sour candy .
@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Aug 10
hijevendiran try to drink some coffee before the classes you usually fall asleep in. also if the room is warm, take off any sweater as being too warm will really not help you to keep awake.Also be sure you are getting enough sleep at night.Also do not overeat before classes where you get sleepy as a too full tummy will also make you sleepy.Hope these ideas help.
@CRIVAS (1820)
• Canada
29 Aug 10
Sleep is VERY important. If you are not getting enough sleep at night, not much will keep you awake when you need to be, LIKE IN CLASS :) Personally I would try some changes in your diet. If you eat foods that are high in energy content, and try drinking gensing tea, or energy drinks on occasion. That might help a little. I would also recommend taking vitamins, since they are essentially what help your body process food into energy. Another thing that you might want to do is talk to a doctor. You might have some underlying issue that is causing you to feel tired all the time. I personally have no idea what else you can try but I hope that either something that I or someone else has told you works. Good luck.
• United States
29 Aug 10
If you are getting plenty of rest perhaps starting your day prior to going to class I would suggest you get some exercise. 20 - 30 minutes of walking, bicycling and eating properly will keep you alert. Falling asleep has to be difficult later as your brain is on overdrive and really not functioning properly, making it that much more difficult later to study prior to a test, I would imagine. So no heavy meals prior to going to class as this can make you sluggish and or very sleepy also. If at any point you feel sleepy excuse yourself from class and splash some water on your face this will awaken you fast. Good Luck with this.