"Have you ever tried to sleep while eyes are fully open?"

@Shavkat (62308)
Philippines
April 17, 2018 1:07am CST
It sounds silly to ask such question. In fact, I had experienced this for a couple of times. It is not a secret that I am teaching the English language online. The peak hours of classes usually start at 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM. Personally, it is convenient for me. However, sometimes if I am lack of sleep, then that’s what makes me like a zombie. For example, I am having a class, half asleep and the student is doing certain tasks. I can still wake up in between the session while my eyes are wide open. Honestly, it is difficult to do such things. In reality, some individuals do sleep while their eyes are open. I had seen some of them. Now, I am going to sign-off. I need to take a nap this afternoon. For the reason that I will not fall asleep while having classes this evening. Have a great day! “Any experience like this? “Can you function well if lack of sleep?” “Do you know anyone who sleeps while eyes are open?” Image Credit: encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
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@mlgen1037 (29618)
• Manila, Philippines
17 Apr
Yes, I do. I used to work a SAP consultant and we have graveyard shifts and we do not really get a lot of tasks during that time that we fall asleep. I slept like twice or thrice away from the CCTV. But it is true we are like a Zombie or "bangag" hehehe
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@Shavkat (62308)
• Philippines
17 Apr
Is SAP related to BPO industry? It is a good thing that no one had reported about the sleeping session with the CCTV.
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@mlgen1037 (29618)
• Manila, Philippines
17 Apr
@Shavkat hahaha because they are also sleeping. SAP is I think is related to IT industry. It is a system used by most companies in the world. It just looks like a call center because it caters to EMEA (Europe area), APJ (Asia Pacific & Australia regions) and NA (North America).
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@Shavkat (62308)
• Philippines
18 Apr
@mlgen1037 I do believe working with them is in shifting schedule. I can't be in this kind of job. I had tried once but it took me a month and decided to resign.
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@ridingbet (52519)
• Philippines
17 Apr
once when i was on night duty handling level 2 nursing students, i was talking something about the female reproductive system, that my words were incomprehensible. i even talked in our regional language. that was in 2004 at around 3AM. good thing many of my students were so sleepy so they did not understand what i was talking about. i was aware of my sentences, even the Ilocano i said, but my students' eyelids were half-close already. hahaha
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@Shavkat (62308)
• Philippines
17 Apr
I am sure I will not notice it. Hahaha I can't digest things if it past midnight. When I was working in a Korean academy, siesta time kills me while teaching the students. Even if I drink coffee, it doesn't really work.
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@ridingbet (52519)
• Philippines
18 Apr
@Shavkat like what my sister sometimes tell, "taltalinggutanen" or incomprehensible words
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@ridingbet (52519)
• Philippines
19 Apr
@Shavkat i once communicated with a lady medical intern here in the medical ward. the Indian intern knows English language only and cannot understand Iloco, so i spoke to her in English. she was asking the BP of her patient and other vital signs and i responded. when we finished our conversation, my students said,"Ma'am, nosebleed. you talked in straight English."
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@JohnRoberts (56667)
• Los Angeles, California
17 Apr
My eyes droop then close.
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@Shavkat (62308)
• Philippines
17 Apr
It sounds like blinking.
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@JohnRoberts (56667)
• Los Angeles, California
17 Apr
@Shavkat It's nodding off.
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@Shavkat (62308)
• Philippines
18 Apr
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@ivanituut (1937)
17 Apr
No never
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@Shavkat (62308)
• Philippines
17 Apr
Good thing for you.
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@ivanituut (1937)
17 Apr
@Shavkat yeah thanks
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@Shavkat (62308)
• Philippines
17 Apr
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@db20747 (8032)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
17 Apr
I tried especially when scared of the dark!!! These days I must get my sleep but I fall off to sleep so late!! Here i am onylot at 2 trying to get sleepy, I'm finally getting ready to get some sleep!!!
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@Shavkat (62308)
• Philippines
17 Apr
I am somewhat like you. I make mylot as my storyteller at night. I took the time to read and write some comments until I can feel the sleepiness.
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@epiffanie (10466)
• Australia
18 Apr
I spent years sleeping with eyes wide open to make sure my boys were safe while sleeping ..
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@Shavkat (62308)
• Philippines
18 Apr
That's so sweet. Do you still do it? I think they are grown up man now.
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@epiffanie (10466)
• Australia
19 Apr
@Shavkat The boys are all grown up with their own lives to live.. But they are the last thing in my mind as I fall asleep every night and the first thing I think of when I wake up each morning..
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@Shavkat (62308)
• Philippines
19 Apr
@epiffanie I do think you are a loving mother. They are lucky to have you in their lives. I hope all mothers are like you.
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@id_peace (6907)
• Singapore
17 Apr
Never even through I had fell asleep standing when I was in the army
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@Shavkat (62308)
• Philippines
18 Apr
That would be more difficult. Sleeping while standing.
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@id_peace (6907)
• Singapore
18 Apr
We were too tired so we fell asleep standing.
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@Shavkat (62308)
• Philippines
19 Apr
@id_peace I do think that we can't control oneself once being tired. It seems the training is tough in the army.
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@miketagz (7496)
• Philippines
19 Apr
Totally Impossible Hahahah.
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@Shavkat (62308)
• Philippines
19 Apr
You can try it. It is a skill.
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@miketagz (7496)
• Philippines
19 Apr
@Shavkat Lol.
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@Shavkat (62308)
• Philippines
19 Apr
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@thelme55 (14514)
• Germany
18 Apr
I feel like a Zombie too if I am lacking of sleep. I couldn't concentrate as well to whatever I am doing at that time.
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@Shavkat (62308)
• Philippines
20 Apr
I hope you don't feel irritated if lack of sleep. I sometimes feel that. But I tried to control myself in bursting out the rage.
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@thelme55 (14514)
• Germany
20 Apr
@Shavkat I am easily get irritated when lacking of sleep.
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@Shavkat (62308)
• Philippines
20 Apr
@thelme55 I do agree with you. That's the reason why I need to sleep in the afternoon.
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@mohit459 (11806)
• Haldwani, India
17 Apr
No I haven't tried.
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@Shavkat (62308)
• Philippines
17 Apr
I suggest not to try it. It is not a good habit.
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@mohit459 (11806)
• Haldwani, India
17 Apr
@Shavkat ohk... I will not.
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@Shavkat (62308)
• Philippines
17 Apr
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@caopaopao (8558)
• China
18 Apr
lol, I really can never do like that.
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@Shavkat (62308)
• Philippines
18 Apr
It is quite difficult. It needs to do the act for a couple of times.
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@caopaopao (8558)
• China
18 Apr
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@Sreekala (22860)
• India
17 Apr
Some people have the habit of sleeping with half opened eyes. But eyes wide open and sleep, something unusual
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@Shavkat (62308)
• Philippines
17 Apr
It is, my friend. I had developed this when teaching non-native speakers offline and online.
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@Sreekala (22860)
• India
17 Apr
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@dgobucks226 (12080)
18 Apr
We need our sleep don't we..... I have had times when my eyes just seem to close on their own.
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@Shavkat (62308)
• Philippines
20 Apr
I do agree on that. We sometimes can close our eyes if they were strained.
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@porwest (4806)
• United States
18 Apr
Never heard of it, but I suppose it is possible.
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@Shavkat (62308)
• Philippines
20 Apr
I hope you will not experience it. But it does possible.
@jstory07 (66907)
• Roseburg, Oregon
18 Apr
No I always get enought sleep so I do not try to sleep while my eyes are open.
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@Shavkat (62308)
• Philippines
18 Apr
I hope I can do that. But I usually sleep in the afternoon to complete my 8 hours sleep.
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@Wowtalk (431)
• Jamaica
18 Apr
All of my kids sleep with their eyes open, me on the other hand my eyes are close at least that's what I believe
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@Shavkat (62308)
• Philippines
18 Apr
I do think your kids are dreaming while they sleep with open eyes. I also sleep with eyes closed. With the exemption when teaching online.
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@snowy22315 (47016)
• United States
17 Apr
Sometimes when I can't sleep, I tell myself I will stay awake all night..but then I will sleep!
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@Shavkat (62308)
• Philippines
18 Apr
In a time like this, I am being silly to do the counting of numbers while trying to sleep. But then, it is still effective for me.
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@Icydoll (18995)
• India
17 Apr
Lack of sleep anybody can't function well..but I don't have this habit of sleeping with open eyes
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@Shavkat (62308)
• Philippines
18 Apr
I do agree with you. I cannot really function well if lack sleep. It is difficult, my friend.
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@JudyEv (123138)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Apr
I have seen people who are asleep but their eyes are just open a little bit.
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@Shavkat (62308)
• Philippines
17 Apr
They said, it a person does this, he or she is in his or her dreamland.
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@LadyDuck (156721)
• Switzerland
17 Apr
Yes, I had this experience, I was so tired that I found myself asleep sitting on a chair with my eyes open.
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@Shavkat (62308)
• Philippines
17 Apr
I also experienced talking with my student up close and murmuring incomprehensible words.lol
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