Sleeping in Seated Position

@Madshadi (4671)
Brussels, Belgium
December 6, 2017 12:54pm CST
Last night i was waiting for the washing machine to finish, so i can put the laundry out to dry and go to sleep. I was trying to stay busy by watching tv and typing on my laptop, but that was a dead end. I fell asleep on the couch in seated position. And my head wasn't even supported. It hang in front of my body for 20 minute. I woke up with the back of my neck hurting. The pain didn't last long but I was just happy to finish all the tasks and go to bed. Did you ever fall asleep unexpectedly in bad positions?
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@maezee (27775)
• United States
6 Dec
You must have been so tired. I have never yet been able to fall asleep on a plane or sitting up.
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@Madshadi (4671)
• Brussels, Belgium
6 Dec
Yeah after 13 hours at work I was exhausted.
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@Corbin5 (81435)
• United States
6 Dec
Boy, you were really tired!!! I have never fallen asleep in an unusual position since I cannot sleep unless I am in my bed.
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@Madshadi (4671)
• Brussels, Belgium
6 Dec
I also happen to be a very deep sleeper. So if it wasn't for the neck pain I could've stayed like that till morning
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@Corbin5 (81435)
• United States
6 Dec
@Madshadi My husband can do the same. He has fallen asleep many time sitting up, and he too experienced the neck pain.
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@Madshadi (4671)
• Brussels, Belgium
6 Dec
@Corbin5 that position is very bad for the spine. And when we sleep our muscles relax and don’t support our spine anymore.
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• Peoria, Arizona
6 Dec
I have done that a few times. It doesn't feel the best haha especially when doing it in a car and then getting jolted awake. the worse!
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@Madshadi (4671)
• Brussels, Belgium
6 Dec
After a long ride in the car all my body would be stiffed. Especially if I fall asleep
• Peoria, Arizona
7 Dec
@Madshadi I haven't fallen asleep in a car in ages, but I know that stiffness haha it is terrible.
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@Madshadi (4671)
• Brussels, Belgium
7 Dec
@DesirousDreamer yeah it can last for a while
@sjvg1976 (14561)
• Delhi, India
6 Dec
Many times while travelling I sleep sitting on the seat.
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@Madshadi (4671)
• Brussels, Belgium
6 Dec
That significantly reduces travel time
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@lady1993 (15569)
• Philippines
7 Dec
you must have been quite tired. I sleep in the public vehicle sometimes.. it can be very comfortable.. the moving vehicle
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@Madshadi (4671)
• Brussels, Belgium
7 Dec
Yeah I was very tired and sleepy
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@rina110383 (23095)
7 Dec
Yep, when I'm so tired and have not slept well for days.
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@Madshadi (4671)
• Brussels, Belgium
7 Dec
I hate the feeling when I have to get up tired to go to bed
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• United States
7 Dec
Yes, sometimes at my computer, but my arm will slip and cause me to jump, I look around confused and it's a tad bit scary at the time.
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@Madshadi (4671)
• Brussels, Belgium
7 Dec
That would startle me too
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@jaboUK (50573)
• United Kingdom
6 Dec
Yes, I've done that - not good for your neck at all.
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@Madshadi (4671)
• Brussels, Belgium
6 Dec
Yeah especially if you sleep like that for long
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@JudyEv (100636)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
Sometimes I go to sleep in front of the TV but not very often.
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@Madshadi (4671)
• Brussels, Belgium
6 Dec
That’s the sweetest sleep for me. But only when I’m laying down on my sofa and watching tv
@jstory07 (58373)
• Roseburg, Oregon
6 Dec
I sometimes fall asleep while watching TV sitting on the couch.
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@Madshadi (4671)
• Brussels, Belgium
6 Dec
That's hard to resist. I know the feeling