does reading makes you feel sleepy?

play with the celphone  - things to make you sleepy
Philippines
April 16, 2008 1:25am CST
or you have another way to make yourself feel sleepy? i read magazines or watch tv is to of the things i do for me to fall asleep. sometimes i play games in my cellphone to make me feel sleepy. the least thing i do is to play at my laptop. so what do you do to make yourself sleepy?
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@Elixiress (3887)
25 May 08
Reading can sometimes make me feel sleepy it all depends on the book, if it is an okay or not very good book then it will make me feel sleepy, but if it is a good book then it will keep me awake. The TV usually makes me feel sleepy, but once again it depends on the program and how tired I am to begin with.
• Philippines
29 May 08
thanks a lot for your response elixi. some tv programs leaves me wide awake. specially if those are the programs i really want to watch. like CSI and HOUSE. news makes me wide awake too for i can see what is happening around the world and make me nervous har har har
@Elixiress (3887)
29 May 08
I love watching CSI too, but if I am really tired I will fall asleep watching it, due to the fact that it has soo many breaks in it.
@smlaw88 (39)
• United States
16 Apr 08
I read sometimes to fall asleep but i also have trouble sleeping and use a natural supplement to help as well!!
• Philippines
19 Apr 08
what are the natural supplements you are taking? do you have to take that everyday? just want to know the information about it
• United States
19 Apr 08
Melatonin...and no just when you feel you cant sleep.
• United States
14 Aug 08
You're such a genius! I have been having problems with insomnia lately and find it hard to sleep. I had forgotten about reading books to fall asleep! In the past when I've read before falling asleep, I've always enjoyed more peaceful rest. I will definitely try that out tonight. I have a really nice Literature book from college. And I feel at peace when I read it. Would be the perfect way to finish my day. And I think my daughter would enjoy hearing some of the unique stories in the book, too! Thanks for the reminder.
• Philippines
14 Aug 08
har har har am i a genius? wow cool. thank you very much har har har. its a nice feeling when people appreciates even just the small things you do or say. it is more good to receive those appreciations than the earning... thanks a lot for the response
@eagle_f15 (2052)
• Malaysia
8 Jun 08
Ummm...reading does not make me feel sleepy cos it's one of my hobbies. What makes me feel sleepy is a heavy meal of rice. That really makes me feel sleepy. I gotta go lie down for a while like 10 to 15 minutes of deep sleep and I would feel okay after that.
• Philippines
8 Jun 08
har har har thats bad. it might make cost you have some bad dreams and it is hard to wake up. i heard a lot of people die during sleep because of a heart attack and that was cause of sleeping with a full tummy. i too feel sleepy when i am full but i dont like to make a habit on sleeping with a full tummy. i am scarred. har har har
• Philippines
1 Jun 08
while reading suspense/psychological-thriller novels, fantasies or (even horrors maybe), i don't really get sleepy. i read them non-stop that i can finish a book in 2 days (excluding hours inside the office of course where they are not allowed). if it's romance though i would probably finished reading in a month or weeks. i love those nerve-wrecking, mind-boggling sort of interactive because it makes you guess who's who or what's real, and full of actions story plots. reading something that's out of my interests but is forced to, to complete requirements, like in school (so that was when i was still a student) never failed to make me sleepy.
• Philippines
1 Jun 08
har har har yes it makes us very sleepy when a book was just forced to us to read just like you said at school. homeworks or reports are really boring that even if we want to stay awake it always makes us sleepy.
@sacmom (14250)
• United States
26 May 08
It can, depending on what it is that I am reading. If it is a book that is rather interesting, then yes, it tends to make me sleepy. Strange, huh? LOL I also tend to get sleepy after being on the computer for longer than I should be. But that's usually because I'm on it late at night when I should be asleep! LOL
• Philippines
29 May 08
the pc does not make me sleepy at all. har har har i can stay up 24 hours in front of the pc so that wont be a good idea. har har har. yes i find that strange but to each his/her own. thanks a lot for the response
@longbangod (1791)
• Philippines
24 May 08
Yes reading makes me feel sleepy too. But this time I'm not really reading books or newspaper anymore. I am already fed up with news on TV. I too play wiht my mobile almost everynight till I sleep...
• Philippines
29 May 08
oh true, i am now more on playing than reading. sometimes i sleep while still holding my cell phone. my wife says that i might break my phone because i might lie down on it or it might fall from the bed. well atleast it made me fall to sleep har har har
@newtondak (3950)
• United States
21 May 08
Reading does make me sleepy - that's why I read just before bed - it relaxes me so that I can fall to sleep easier.
• Philippines
26 May 08
yes it relaxes are body and make our eyes tired that the reason we fall asleep while we are reading. but that is not effective for me all the time. sometimes reading leaves me wide awake har har har. but in a very tiring day i dont need to read anymore i fall asleep at once.
@naseefu (1607)
• India
20 May 08
I have no any sleeping problem.I can sleep in night with out any care.But as you said the reading can feel me very sleepy.But TV will refresh me and cannot get sleep when i am watching TV.Thanks
• Philippines
23 May 08
lucky you for you dont have any difficulty on finding your snores at night. i work at nights and i find it hard to sleep through the day. reading can sometimes help. thanks a lot for your response
@shynie (556)
• Philippines
19 Apr 08
Well, for me reading helps me fall asleep. Everytime I can't sleep I just grab a book and read till my eyes get tired and I get sleepy. sometimes turning the TV on could make me feel sleepy, too.
• Philippines
21 Apr 08
thanks for the response. i think majority who responded makes reading a way to get sleepy. sometimes it makes us more awake but most of the time it is the easiest way to get some sleep.
@ozzeth (942)
• Philippines
19 Apr 08
i am if my eyes tired..and especially if its not that interested. But watching tv while lying down makes me easy to feel sleepy.
• Philippines
19 Apr 08
yes but make sure you keep the remotes beside you so you dont have to stand up to turn it off. sometimes when i forget to keep the remote beside me i get really lazy and just leave the tv on. har har har
@babymar (361)
• Philippines
18 Apr 08
it depends on what i am reading...if i am reading a book that is really very interesting then it won't make me feel sleepy at all...but if i'm reading a boring book, then i fell asleep so soon....
• Philippines
19 Apr 08
yes i think boring reading material can really call the sleep. i have hard time to catch sleep if i am reading something interesting and makes me more wide awake. har har har
@cripfemme (7713)
• United States
16 Apr 08
Yes, if I can't sleep I read for 10 minutes in my bed, curled up under the covers, then I usually fall out cold for a couple hours. Then I wake up, pee, and go back to sleep again with no book this time usually.
• Philippines
19 Apr 08
there are nights that i wake up to pee then sleep again but sometimes pee makes me awake.
@leo321 (214)
• China
16 Apr 08
well,sometimes when i read i fell sleepy,this is because i was tired or the books i read is very dull,but most of the time i keep my mind active when i read some interesting books.
• Philippines
19 Apr 08
yes iagree with that, we need to find a boring reading material so it will bore us and might as well sleep than read. good point leo. but i dont have something that is boring here.... oh wait my wife has this beauty mags that i can read har har har
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
16 Apr 08
Hi there. There are times when Im reading, I feel tired and sleepy, and I still try and read on but what Im reading ends up making no sense at all haha. Have a great day...
• Philippines
19 Apr 08
har har har, i know what you mean. that happens to me too. instead of calling the sleep it goes far and even hard to reach. there are really nights that even we are so tired it is hard to get some sleep. well specially when it is really hot
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
16 Apr 08
yes reading makes me feel sleepy. it makes my eys tired so it really makes me feel sleepy, but i dont read to feel sleepy. sometimes when i read something very interesting the more i forget to sleep and just read read and read. i would rather watch tv or DVD and all the remote is beside me so that i wont have to stand up if i feel sleepy.
• Philippines
19 Apr 08
that is true. sometimes when we find something interesting to read we tend to be awake than finding away to sleep. i can sure know what you aretalking about, the same way when i play on ps or pc if it comes to the interesting part of the game it makes me more awake than sleepy.
• United States
16 Apr 08
I listen to music to help me fall asleep. If I read, then it just makes me even more awake, unless I'm really that tired. When it starts to get later, the computer will start to make me fall asleep as well. Really, though, if you want to knock me out, put on some music, and turn the lights out. I'll be out for the count then.
• Philippines
18 Apr 08
i have a friend that gets really sleepy in a place where it is dark. so if we watch a movie he ends up catching his snores. har har har. there was a time were we didnt wake him up and we left him there har har har. that was really funny
@paid2write (5202)
16 Apr 08
If I am reading a good story it can keep me awake for hours because I want to keep reading to see what happens. I often fall asleep listening to the radio through my headphones. I find it very relaxing, whereas reading is keeping my mind active.
• Philippines
18 Apr 08
har har har my wife also reads but when it comes to the part that is so interesting it will be very hard for her to put down the book and stop reading. what kind of music do you listen? may i ask?
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
16 Apr 08
Dude, that's what I do whenever insomnia attacks me.. I read almost everything, but usually the novels from my favorite fictional authors. Sometimes I also place the fan close to my head, so my eyes would feel heavy and sleepy.. Weird huh?! And if ever all of these doesn't work, I would then get up and open my computer then log on to mylot..
• Philippines
18 Apr 08
har har har raijin that is wierd yes, place the fan close to your head... har har har. weird but yea that can help. because if you are reading something then the air gets to you eyes you feel like closing it. ohh no mylot makes me stay awake i cant do that.
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• United States
10 Aug 08
I do tend to get sleepy alot when I have been reading like for a very long time.