Dying to Fight Off Sleep

@annierose (17692)
Philippines
May 1, 2016 7:02am CST
Are there times in your ordinary routine that you were obliged to listen or pay attention to something but you could not do because you felt to sleepy to listen? Let us say in a meeting with someone, or while listening to a mass or to your teacher/professor. If yes, how do you fight your urge to sleep?
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@sunrisefan (17353)
• Philippines
1 May 16
Hehehe! Ms. Annierose, your question is the opposite of your Discussion title :)
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
1 May 16
I am a bit sleepy but I am not in a meeting.
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@sunrisefan (17353)
• Philippines
1 May 16
@annierose "Dying to fight off sleep " would be my suggested title hehehe!
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
1 May 16
@sunrisefan I would change the title for you.. I am in that situation now. I want to sleep but cannot..haha
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@Lucky15 (33419)
• Philippines
1 May 16
No way icould fight this battle. Lol
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
1 May 16
Are you sleepy now?
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@Lucky15 (33419)
• Philippines
1 May 16
@annierose am fighting
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
1 May 16
@Lucky15 We are fighting against ourselves.
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@LadyDuck (152115)
• Switzerland
1 May 16
I try to stay awake by thinking to something important or to somethings that worries me. It usually works.
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
1 May 16
I agree. My mom is like that when something bothers her, she cannot sleep.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
1 May 16
I try harder to pay attention so I can get my mind off being tired.
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
1 May 16
It is difficult once your eyes are wanting to close but you have to keep it open or else you will be scolded or humiliated in front of others.
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@toniganzon (49185)
• Philippines
2 May 16
I don't fight it. I sleep.
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
2 May 16
I do that when I am at home but it is impossible to do that if I am in the middle of a meeting or a mass. I cannot also do it while the teacher is discussing in front or else I will create a scene.
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@toniganzon (49185)
• Philippines
2 May 16
@annierose I slept in front of my teacher when I was a student. But i was a really good student so he didn't mind. And the boss shouldn't be disturbed when she's sleeping, so the meeting is cancelled when i'm tired.
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
2 May 16
@toniganzon It is cool. I hope the other students did not get jealous.
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@Shavkat (60027)
• Philippines
1 May 16
I always feel sleepy during my college days while listening to my boring teacher. I sleep while my eyes are widely open. It seems very hard but I endure doing such an act to prevent from calling an attention in the class.
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
1 May 16
It is an impressive talent. I wonder when can I also acquire that skill so I will not be noticeable.
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@Shavkat (60027)
• Philippines
1 May 16
@annierose It takes a lot practice. If I can only use toothpicks in my eyes, I will do it. That option will be painful.
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
1 May 16
@Shavkat That is scary. I won't do that.
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@just4him (113258)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 May 16
If I'm able, I take a nap. If I'm not able I do one of two things - slap myself or get something sweet.
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
1 May 16
True! Candies or chocolates help when I feel sleepy. How about drinking coffee?
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@just4him (113258)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 May 16
@annierose I don't drink coffee, never have. Right now I'm wide awake because my brain is working on a problem. Is there something you can focus your brain on?
• Philippines
2 May 16
I couldn't sleep because it was so hot. I had to take a bath middle of the night because it was too hot. then going to sleep again.
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
2 May 16
How about when you are listening to someone in an air conditioned room?
@kaka135 (14016)
• Malaysia
1 May 16
I guess I always had those times especially when I was still a student. I was a night owl and always studied until very late, so in the morning, I always felt sleepy. Sometimes I just went and washed my face, sometimes I drink water, sometimes I just poked myself with something.
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
1 May 16
I never know that drinking water can make someone's awake. I remember when I have my friend with me and I feel sleepy, I will ask her to pinch me hard.
@jacksta1 (112)
• Indonesia
1 May 16
I remember once having fallen asleep in class. But that was when I was a high school. Somehow I overslept until the lesson is completed. I sentenced to clean the classroom. Since then, every drowsiness comes, I'm still trying to survive until the lesson is completed.
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
1 May 16
When I see someone in the class falling asleep, I will call his attention. Then,I will ask him jump as high as he can or do some exercises. Sometimes I do it in the whole class before the lesson begin.
@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
1 May 16
I do feel sleepy or even fall asleep at church,then i just get up to use the bathroom,by the time im back it`s better
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
1 May 16
Yes, I usually do that whenever I am in the meeting and our speaker has a very soft voice. It makes me feel bored and just wanted to sleep. To avoid such thing, I will go to the toilet and sometimes I will just slap my face hard.
@Macarrosel (7573)
• Philippines
1 May 16
It's so hard to fight sleepiness. I even experienced that here. I wanted to read but I could not understand what I was reading because I was sleepy.
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
1 May 16
I experience that when I am in the jeep. I am in love im reading so even I am inside a vehicle, I read.
@slayer08 (2363)
• Philippines
1 May 16
yeah.. I was sitting in a seminar listening to some lecture I was jotting down notes to keep my eyes from shutting. Then all went quiet and I saw myself writing when all the while I thought I was listening and writing, I was actually dreaming .. end of story - the woman seated next to me woke me up cause the speaker had her eyes on me. lol
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
1 May 16
What was the facial expression of the speaker? I wonder if the speaker got offended.
@marlina (72715)
• Canada
1 May 16
Not easy to fight off the sleepy feeling when you are in a boring conference.
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
1 May 16
Yes. I remember I have to excuse myself most of the time.