Can you sleep like an owl??

@vindiku (256)
India
June 25, 2012 3:10pm CST
Has any one here every slept with there eyes open. In my office there is a guy who is doing that on a daily basis. He will be at his workstation and when we look from behind it seems like he is working, but if we take a closer look, his computer wont be active. He will have no response when we go near him, but then he suddenly snaps out of it and says that he was in some deep thought. It not his sleeping that bothers me... its curiosity, how does he do it. It would be very helpful for me too :D
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5 responses
• United States
25 Jun 12
I slept with my eyes open as a kid sometimes, i was told. I dont know how i sure cant now, i dont think i would even want too.
• United States
25 Jun 12
Yeah, that would be helpful for an office haha. :)
• United States
25 Jun 12
People can sleep with their eyes open. I don't really know how or why, or even if it's entirely controllable. It just kind of happens sometimes, I guess to some people more than others. I remember one youth group road trip, one of the kids was sleeping with her eyes open and it was totally freaking everyone out. They put sunglasses on her face because they couldn't stand to see her eyes open. I've been told once that I was sleeping with my eyes open. I honestly don't remember what it was like other than I was asleep.
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@vindiku (256)
• India
25 Jun 12
I have tried to keep my eyes open, but it is not possible for me... I cant even get a nap if there is a little bit of light. I wonder how the retina wont react to light with the eyelids open. I think there should be some kind of switch (not literally) when turned off will turn off the retina's response to light.
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• United States
25 Jun 12
I don't think it's a matter of keeping your eyes open, I think it just kind of happens. Like sleep paralysis, it's not really the way the body is supposed to function when we sleep but we have "glitches" sometimes, if you get what I mean. Maybe there is a switch that's not getting flipped.
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• Kochi, India
26 Jun 12
lol...Even in his dreams,he is working.So you should not scold such a person.How old is he? May be,he is not getting enough sleep at night.If you are friends,you must ask him what his problem really is?Our chemistry teacher sometimes do this when he is teaching.He is a retired professor,so may be thats why,I don't have the gutz to ask..
@vindiku (256)
• India
27 Jun 12
Or we can just phrase it like "he is so deceiving even in when sleeping" :D. The scolding part in not in our hand anyway as its the manager who does it. I don't think its because of the sleeplessness at night, but more likely to the heaving lunch that he takes. After having a good lunch its very likely that you will feel sleepy. The main point is his ability to adapt. Today, at office I did inform him that I have made his sleep technique a topic of discussion :D
• India
26 Jun 12
Hai vindiku what a discussion yaar .. Really i like responding like this kind of discussions . Yeah there are some people who can sleep by openings their eyes like an owl . But i cant sleep like that . And also it is not a good thing to sleep by opening the eyes . Generally sleep is that we are giving rest to our body . If we sleep eyes open means we are not giving rest to our eyes . So i wont try to sleep like that .. Happy mylotting dear friend ..
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
26 Jun 12
There are some people who can sleep with eyes open as they say but never had a chance to see one.I do know some people and see them sleep with eyes half open.I was bothered first but used to it now when I see them.