Have you ever fallen asleep at an unusual place.

@dpk262006 (56473)
Delhi, India
March 29, 2013 12:21am CST
Hi all! There are many of us who are deprived of sleep and always try to catch up with their sleep. Sleep deprived people could be found daydreaming on the toilet, in the bath, at the cinema and sometimes dreadfully behind the wheels. Some sleep deprived persons doze off at unlikely places e.g. in a coal mine, staircase, examination hall, while waiting in a bank for their turn or while matching a football/hockey match etc. Have you ever fallen asleep at an unusual place. If yes, what what was your reaction when you got up? I sometime fell asleep when getting my hair cut and/or getting oily head massage ...... Lol! Would like you to share your experience. Thanks in advance.
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@viju0410 (2286)
• India
29 Mar 13
Hi dpk, Happy holi/holidays!! We attened a housewarming function of a close relative (before my marriage) and in that full fledged house, during the puja, i found myself sleeping very comfortably in a store room with so many unpacked packages scattered here and there. I remember that i was reading an intersting newspaper item and due to the loud voices of ladies and the priest chanting all mantras, i shifted myself to the store room. But i didn't know how i slept in that store room without even a fan. LOL. Later when most of the guests left the place, my aunty was looking for me as i didn't had my lunch but she couldn't find where i was. Then somebody happen to come to the store room for unpacking a carton and that person started laughing seeing me sleeping like i'm very very tired, sweating like anything.
@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
29 Mar 13
Hi Viju! Thanks for your wishes. Your experience of sleeping in a store room, without you getting to know/realize about it sounds very interesting. I think you would have been very tired and due to various activities during the special occasion and presence of so many relatives you would not have realized that you were indeed tired and were short of sleep. Therefore, when your body was in a resting position, it automatically went into sleep mode. Thanks for sharing this wonderful experience.
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@viju0410 (2286)
• India
30 Mar 13
Hi Yep, i was given the task of escorting the guests from railways station (two hours from stn to home with traffic jam in between), their sight seeing activities etc...
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• Udaipur, India
24 Sep 15
Interesting anecdote!
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@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Mar 13
hi dpk oh I had gone back to junior college in my mid thirties and was taking movies as literature as one of my English classes,. The film our teacher showed us was for some reason incredibly boring and all of a sudden a classmate who sat behind me touched my elbow and whispered "Mrs Hatley you are snoring wake up please." Oh my I was so embarrassed so I sure did study the rest of the movie as I knew it would be on a test soon.In spite of my falling asleep I did manage to get an A in that class.
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@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
5 Apr 13
Hi Hatley! It is interesting to hear about your experience that you slept in the movie theater, that too when the movie was part of your subject. It is appreciable that despite missing the movie, you could secure A Grade. Thanks for joining.
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• Udaipur, India
24 Sep 15
@dpk262006 yes. That reminds of a couple of occasions when I fell asleep in a particularly boring movie, especially if the Ac was good??
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@Marcyaz (35620)
• United States
24 Sep 15
Hatley, maybe your subconscious took over and you did digest what you were hearing to help you pass that test even though you slept through it.
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@rosekiss (30266)
• Eugene, Oregon
24 Sep 15
I fall asleep on a whim, so it can be almost anywhree. I did fall alseep when I was in church, and I guess I was snoring as my son poked me and told me I had fallen asleep. Wow, that was embarrassing, especially when the pastor was preaching .
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@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
30 Sep 15
Oh I see you slept in the Church when Pastor was preaching.. Probably his preaching were not so interesting so as to keep you awake.
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@rosekiss (30266)
• Eugene, Oregon
30 Sep 15
@dpk262006 Oh yes it was, but I just couldn't stay awake. I certainly tried. I don't know what the pastor thought either, but it was very embatrrassing for me especially when I was snoring too.
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@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
30 Sep 15
@rosekiss - Hope you would learnt a lesson from this episode.
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• Pamplona, Spain
29 Mar 13
Hello dpk, On one part of my job before I had to get up really early in the morning and had to catch the train to Birmingham. I was really tired and kept falling asleep on the way there because I was not used to being up so early. But then I got the hang of it and managed to avoid dozing off as there were many Stations between mine and Queen Street Station. I once went with a Sister in Law to a Specialist the treatment she was having made her very sleepy and she fell asleep in the Hospital and started snoring her head off lol and I could not wake her up either. The Specialist only laughed good job he did.xxx
@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
31 Mar 13
Hi Love! So you have an experience ot sleeping the train while travelling early in the morning. Hope nothing untoward happened, when you used to sleep. The second instance about your relative is all the more interesting that she fell asleep while undergoing examination/treatment. What kind of treatment she was taking by the way? (lol)
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• Pamplona, Spain
31 Mar 13
She has an injury caused by meningitis in the brain and it causes her to have uncontrollable fits. The medication is to control the fits and other problems caused by this malady. Hence it makes her sleepy sometimes she cannot control the nodding off to sleep so she sleeps anywhere a lot of times. No nothing happened to me while I was falling asleep thank you but I did have a "pest" bothering me a bit when I was trying to learn all that I had to learn as I was on a two weeks training and he was a married man on top. Luckily I was protected by two other men there who told him to "buzz off" lol and in the end so he did. Was lucky he was not on the same train as me either. I was sixteen then but I knew what was what and I let him know it too.xxx
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@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
5 Apr 13
Hi love! OH I see, your sister in law was suffering from meningitis and she was given medicines for induced sleep. I think in that case she would have automatically gone into sleep more. In your own case - a pest keep bothering you, when you used to travel through train. You must have very beautiful and attractive so as to draw his attention towards you.. It is good to hear that finally you got rid of him. (It is interesting to know that even at the age of 16, you know what that man's intentions were).
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@Jlyn10 (10900)
• Malaysia
25 Oct 15
Erm, a couple of times on my keyboard. Of course my head did not land on the keyboard but I just closed my eyes for a little while. I would call it a very, very short nap.
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@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
26 Oct 15
So while working on a computer, you feel asleep because you were too tired?
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@Jlyn10 (10900)
• Malaysia
26 Oct 15
@dpk262006 Just can't help it especially when I am too tired.
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@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
29 Oct 15
@Jlyn10 - I can understand your point. But what makes you too tired?
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@cahaya1983 (10039)
• Malaysia
26 Sep 15
One time I dozed off for several minutes when I was working on the computer at work. The worse part was that my team leader was sitting in the cubicle right in front of me and I think he actually noticed. I thought that was pretty embarrassing. So glad those days are over, hehe.
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@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
26 Sep 15
OMG! You slept on computers that too when when your team leader was watching you. Hope you were not reprimanded.
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@cahaya1983 (10039)
• Malaysia
27 Sep 15
@dpk262006 Actually I forgot to mention, he actually said "Oh sorry for interrupting, I just need to ask a question..." He apologized for interrupting my accidental nap! At work, too!
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@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
27 Sep 15
@cahaya1983 - It seems that the guy was too nice.
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@Shyamalaa (539)
• Udaipur, India
24 Sep 15
Not usually. I make sure that I get my6 to8 hours of sleep everyday. But sometimes when I do have sleep issues, I feel very sleepy but can't sleep unless I am in my bed.
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@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
24 Sep 15
It means that there was no occasion when you fell asleep at an unusual place. For you your bed is best bet to sleep.
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@Marcyaz (35620)
• United States
24 Sep 15
Shyamalaa, you are lucky as I often fall asleep in the car, chair just about any place when I am sleepy.
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@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
24 Sep 15
@Mavic123456 (12625)
• Thailand
29 Mar 13
i fall asleep during nationwide teacher's examinations. lol luckily i passed hehehe. it was a whole dragging day have to be in the center early have to travel 2 hours before the exam time. soooooo sleepy and fall asleep. then i wss awaken by bumping my head on the desk as if my guardian angel hit my head. then continued answering but i was still sleepy i answered the exams from the bottom up to where o stopped hihihi i think i was asleep for more than 10 mins embarrassing
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@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
29 Mar 13
Hi mavic! Oh My God! You feel asleep in the examination room, when time was an essence. You see while appearing for any examination, time is very important and normally we do not like to waste even a single minute because we want to give our best. It would have been embarrassing for you to fall asleep in the examination hall. Thanks God you slept only for 10 minutes, had you slept more the result of the exam might have been different. Thanks for sharing. Happy to see you here.
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@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
29 Mar 13
read - you fell asleep ......
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@kalav56 (11502)
• India
29 Mar 13
My GOD! TEN minutes in an examination hall! I shudder at the thought.
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@Beatburn (3904)
• Philippines
24 Sep 15
When I was still courting my wife, we would have long phone conversations. One time I got so late and I had a tiring day that I fell asleep on her!!! She thought I hung up but she heard me breathing. Lol.
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@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
25 Sep 15
You meant to say that while talking to her, you were so tired that you fell asleep without realizing it and without disconnecting the telephone line? How did you get up later?
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@Beatburn (3904)
• Philippines
28 Sep 15
@dpk262006 Yes. She just hung up. Strangely though, she didn't get mad but found it cute.
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@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
29 Sep 15
@Beatburn She is really nice and understanding.
@topffer (35528)
• France
24 Sep 15
During 4 years, I took a train early in the morning to go to work at 120 km of my home. The travel was direct with no halt to any other railway station ; I was sleeping in the train and I was awakened by the brakes when I was arriving. However it happened twice that I continued to sleep and the next stop was 100 km further.
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@Marcyaz (35620)
• United States
24 Sep 15
So sleeping through your stop would have made you late for work. Maybe you should try getting more sleep.
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@topffer (35528)
• France
24 Sep 15
@Marcyaz I have been late to work only 2 times in 4 years. I was awaking at 4h30 am to take this train at 5h30 am and I was not back at home before 8 pm, so it was not easy to sleep 8 hours without sleeping in the train. I was young, and I would not do this again today.
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@Marcyaz (35620)
• United States
24 Sep 15
@topffer Aw yes I had when I was working only been late a few times myself so I understand how that goes when you have long hours.
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@SIMPLYD (81466)
• Philippines
24 Sep 15
IT's usually while i am doing Mylot at night .
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@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
24 Sep 15
OMG! While mylotting you fall asleep? Either you remain too tired or you go on mylotting till your body automatically go to sleep.
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@SIMPLYD (81466)
• Philippines
28 Sep 15
@dpk262006 I was fighting my sleepiness so i can Mylot more because there are still lots of responses to my posts that i would like to respond to , so i can delete them and the next day , they will not overwhelm me again.
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@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
28 Sep 15
@SIMPLYD - I appreciate your spirit and zeal to respond to all responses, however, you cannot over stretch your body. Your mind/body does not know about mylot responses. If your body is tired, mind send it to sleep, without bothering about mylot discussions.
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
29 Mar 13
How about falling asleep while waiting for your train at the platform! Ah, but needless to say, it is Indian Railways which in those days was always late and never on time. I still had 4 hours before the train arrived (after being delayed) and as it was quite late in the night, I did not feel comfortable to re-check-in at the hotel just for a few hours. But then, at the end, when the train arrived we ahd already been waiting for it for over 6 hours... I later felt, I should have checked back in at the hotel. I guess that is not an unusual place to fall asleep specially in case you are travelling via trains in India.
@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
29 Mar 13
Hi thesids! I am trying to understand from your response whether you actually fell asleep while waiting for the train or you forced yourself to keep awake all night while waiting at the platform. I feel either way it would have been inconvenient and troublesome because sleeping on a platform with your lugguage while waiting for a train could turn out to be a risky proposition. Thanks for sharing.
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
29 Mar 13
We reached the p[latform on 12:00 am as the train was expected to arrive at 12:30 am. Then there at 12:20 they announced the train is running late and would arrive at 4:00 am. So I fell asleep and others were awake. and then when they woke me up it was nearing 6:00 am and the train had not arrived until then. As we were 4 together, I could take the liberty to fall asleep otherwise, I would never have dared to think of sleep at the Indian Platforms.
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@Jlyn10 (10900)
• Malaysia
25 Oct 15
@thesids 4 hours is a long time to wait. If I had to wait that long, I would go somewhere in the mean time ... maybe go for coffee or the shopping mall or perhaps go home and come back later. But seems your time was not wasted cause you had enjoyed a very good sleep. Did you snore?
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@lady1993 (19657)
• Philippines
25 Sep 15
i once fell asleep in front of my computer, it only happened once.. i was doing this project, or waiting for an email - it was almost midnight..and before i knew it i woke up and it was dawn
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@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
25 Sep 15
OMG! You fell asleep on your computer and you were too sleepy/tired that you did not realize till it was dawn.. Was there no one at your home to wake you up from the computer?
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@lady1993 (19657)
• Philippines
26 Sep 15
@dpk262006 both my parents were already asleep
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@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
30 Sep 15
@lady1993 - Did you make sure that this does not happen again?
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• India
24 Sep 15
I had fallen asleep when I am getting my facial done with lots of My beautyparlour lady is so kind that she allow me sleep with face pack for nearly 30 minutes. I think it is sign that your body really need some good sleep so have it.
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@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
24 Sep 15
Beauty parlor is one of the best places to sleep, specially when you are getting your facial done. While getting your facial done, you fall asleep because you need to close your eyes and when we close our eyes and we are tired, we tend to sleep. Sometimes when I get my hair cut and facial done at barber's shop, I also sleep for sometime.
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• India
24 Sep 15
@dpk262006 Still it is actually wired
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@Marcyaz (35620)
• United States
24 Sep 15
Very true but I have never fallen asleep in a beauty parlor, guess because I am not really there that long, just to get my hair done.
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
29 Mar 13
I fall sleep in a movie theater once. My friends and her sisters wanted to watch a movie and they asked me if I wanted to join them. I was tired, but I still thought that a movie sounded like a nice idea so we went to the movie theater. The movie was really funny, but I wasn't able to stay awake and I fell aleep during the movie. I have also fallen asleep in the bathroom once. I visited a cafe with a friend and I was very tired and I fell asleep in the bathroom. There was only one bathroom at the cafe and I woke up when a group of girls started banging on the door
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• Penrith, Australia
30 Mar 13
I used to sleep in movie houses too, the ambience of a movie house can be good for sleeping and no one is going to know you slet there and its dark and everyone is too busy i using on the movie, the chairs are soft too. Although, it seems like an expensive thing to do if you just sleep in a movie house
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@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
31 Mar 13
Hi Per! It is interesting to hear that you fell asleep in a theatre while watching a movie. Movie theatre is a good place to doze off, as lights remain off and there is a kind of silence as far as people are concerned, only sound of movie could be heard. Sleeping in a toilet that too when there was only one toilet could be tricky, as people who are waiting outside will start shouting .... Lol! Thanks for sharing.
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@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
31 Mar 13
Nurse - how many times you have used the expensive option of sleeping in a movie theatre ...... Lol!
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@vandana7 (66823)
• India
26 Oct 15
Last night I believe I dozed off in the restroom.
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@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
29 Oct 15
On sofa or on the floor?
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@vandana7 (66823)
• India
29 Oct 15
@dpk262006 ..well on the commode..
@SViswan (12071)
• India
29 Mar 13
If a bus is an unusual place to fall asleep, I am guilty. Usually I am very careful and do not fall asleep anywhere...especially when travelling long distance or with luggage or kids alone. When with my husband, I fall asleep whenever I want to. But I fell asleep on a bus trip once when I was travelling alone with my older son. I had to do report cards the night before and had not slept for a bit. I couldn't help myself and fell asleep. Woke up suddenly and didn't know where I was. But got my bearings soon enough. Fortunately nothing untoward happened in the meantime.
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@kalav56 (11502)
• India
29 Mar 13
You were lucky indeed! I have lost things on account of sleeping in a bus.
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@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
31 Mar 13
Hi SV! You could call a bus an unsual place to fall asleep, till it is a sleeper coach. Many of us just can not sleep in bus with even speed, patchy roads and constant jerks....... Lol! It is good that your mistake of sleeping in the bus did not prove costly and nothing untoward happen. Am glad to see you here on mylot. :-)
@celticeagle (119128)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Sep 15
I fell asleep one time in the train depot. Luckily there was nice ticket seller and he woke me up when my train came in. I was embarrassed. Hope I was snoring or talking in my sleep.
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@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
24 Sep 15
Train depot means train platform or train yard? You were lucky that ticket seller was kind enough to wake you up.
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@chaitra001 (3278)
• Bangalore, India
24 Sep 15
Never Happened to me so far. Seems funny but some time dangerous too.. Other people might take advantage of robbing our things if you sleep in an unusual place.
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@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
24 Sep 15
ha ha ha ha....you are worried about losing your belongings, if you happen to sleep at an unusual place.. Don't worry robbers are not going to know immediately that you have fallen asleep.
@doroffee (4230)
• Hungary
30 Mar 13
It's weird, but I've never done that. I have always fallen asleep in a bed - well, of course, as a baby, I might have fallen asleep almost everywhere, but for as long as I can remember, I can only sleep in a bed, no matter how tired I am. I couldn't even sleep on a bus or on a plane or on a train or in a school class like so many of my classmates and people I know.
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@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
5 Apr 13
Hi dor! It is nice to hear that you could control yourself and would only fall asleep in your bed. You just can not fall asleep at any other place. Thanks for joining and sharing.