Can you sleep anywhere?

@Humbug25 (12551)
August 11, 2008 6:15pm CST
I used to fall asleep at work sometimes with my head in my hands only to wake with aching wrists. I used to work in a nightclub and wouldn't get home until the early hours, get a few hours sleep then go to work at a newspapers. I have many pictures of my 3 year old son asleep in odd places, the shopping trolley, half way up the stairs laying on one step, under a table, on a seat in a bowling alley and the list goes on. My mum has lots of photos of my brother too, asleep half in and out of a wardrobe and also threaded through the legs of a chair. She also told me something the other day that made me fall about laughing. She works on the tills of a supermarket and as she sat in her chair she closed her eyes only to be woken by some customers asking each other if the cashier was asleep!! Have you ever fallen asleep in a strange place? Have you ever fallen asleep somewhere where you shouldn't have done?
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@subha12 (18452)
• India
13 Aug 08
no i can't. i am very much sensitive about where i sleep. i can't fall asleep anywhere in any condition. it really need some comfort level.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
13 Aug 08
Hi there subha12 It is good to get a good nights sleep in your own but sometimes people are so tired they can't help but sleep anywhere!! thank you for your resonse
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@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
12 Aug 08
i can't remember if i slept sometime in a strange place. all i know is that i can easily fall asleep wherever it is for as long as i feel tired and sleepy. i sleep in buses, trains, taxis, while at work (ofcourse when my boss wasn't watching), on the sofa, on a chair. but i can't remember falling asleep in a strange place. perhaps i haven't really. anyway, the story about your son's sleeping habit's really cute and your mom's story's really funny.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
12 Aug 08
Hi there maryannemax You wanna be careful you don't get fired!! . I was telling my friend today about this discussion and about my mum and it took me ages to tell her becaue I was laughing so much, I've even got a smile on my face now thinking about it! Thanks for responding!
@darlene06 (284)
• Philippines
12 Aug 08
i'm a person who loves to sleep better than to eat.. and when i'm really tired, i fall asleep fast and deep anywhere.. i don't care whether my position is comfortable or not or whether the weather is hot or cold, as long as i'm sleepy i just close my eyes and sleep.. there are times where i tend to sleep in school before my classes start just to be sure that i don't fall asleep while the class discussion is going on..
@Humbug25 (12551)
12 Aug 08
Hi there darlene06 That is a good precaution to take or else you would miss the whole lesson and then you'd be in trouble! Thanks for responding
• Philippines
12 Aug 08
I never been to sleep anywhere, especially when I'm in a travel I want to see the place where we going even I'm tired I don't want to miss any single places hehe.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
12 Aug 08
Hi angeltrhix When I used to travel a lot I used to be just the same! Thanks for responding
@jaded22 (828)
• Philippines
12 Aug 08
I don't know if this is weird or something.. Lol. But the only place I ever sleep in is in my bed. :P I haven't slept or fallen asleep in any place (say the couch, head in my hands) other than my bed. :P
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@Humbug25 (12551)
12 Aug 08
Hello jaded22 I actually don't think that is weird at all I think it is probably weird to be able to sleep anywhere else!! Thank you for responsing!
• Indonesia
13 Aug 08
Oh, this is definitely i can relate too!! Was about to start thinking whether i'm the only one with this sleepy-head ;) I can sleep anytime, anywhere. And it's not like i'm sleep deprived or something! (like what you experienced) It's just that when i feel sleepy, i found it hard to resist the urge to sleep. Even when it's somewhere i shouldnt! Like on the church. Where it usually vary, whether i would fall asleep right after the priest open the mass, or is it on the first reading, or is it when the third reading (yes, while standing) My boyfriend always poke me or pinch me or whatever just to wake me up. Once he caught me when i was almost falling (from sleeping while standing) and laugh heartily after that. And on motorbikes. Dangerous, dangerous place to sleep and yet there i am. Holding the edge of the seat, and then nodding all the way to my office. Boyfriend extremely furious at this because he's afraid i'll fall from the bike. On extreme cases, there are times when i was talking to a parents (whose kid study where i work) i dozed off! Even without i realized it i just spaced out! Was awake maybe two or three seconds later after the mother calling out my name. And the strangest place i've ever fallen asleep in will probably a packed buss. And i'm standing in the middle of that packed buss. Grab the iron bar and then sleep. Oh my, it's really good to know that i'm not the only one with this sleeping attitude in this world!!! hugs to your son, i bet he looks adorable with his odd-places-sleeping-style ;) and hugs to you too!!! my new-found soulmate ;) ;)
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@Humbug25 (12551)
13 Aug 08
Hi there goldflower and welome to mylot! Wow that is reallt dangerous falling asleep on a motorbike are you riding it or riding pilion? I am wondering if you need to see someone about it as there is such a condition where people fall asleep constantly!! I would love to show everyone my pictures of my son asleep and maybe I will get around to it putting them on my profile when I get time! Thank you for your response and I hope you enjoy mylot
• Indonesia
13 Aug 08
thanks humbug! But i'm not that new, I've been here for more than a month now but just too lazy to post more often though i do love reading the discussions! As for the motorbike, by pillion you mean the 'cart' at the side of the bike? Ah, a new word for my vocabulary, thank you! ;) and no, we're not using the pillion. The reason why boyfriend is extremely mad haha.. Oh my! I dont fall asleep that constantly!! hahaha.. now you're making me afraid of myself! lol. It's not like the sleeping beauty from shrek ;) Thanks for the great topic here and i do enjoy mylot. I'm adding you as my friend if you dont mind?
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@Humbug25 (12551)
13 Aug 08
I think that a month in mylot is relatively short compared to alot of people in here! Hahaha riding pilion would be riding on the back of a motorcycle not a sidecar!!
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
12 Aug 08
I've often had aching wrists Humbug. Oh, it's not one of those discussions! I am unable to sleep anywhere except in a bed. The exceptions have been when I was ill with genuine flu (not man flu) and I came home from work on the train and slept well past my stop. To make matters worse, they charged me for the privilege of catching the train back to where I should have got off! We will be making a long haul flight soon. I am dreading it because I know that whilst others sleep, I shall be sitting there wide awake. Then when we get to our destination, all that I will want to do is sleep!! My daughter can and does sleep anywhere. Just like your son. Except she's 19!
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@Humbug25 (12551)
12 Aug 08
Hi there p1kef1sh Please, spare me the details!! . Have you tried those cushions that you inflate that fit around your neck? Those are really good and can help you sleep on long haul flights. Are you going anywhere nice? Cheers for the response
@p1kef1sh (45638)
12 Aug 08
Singapore. Perhaps I will try one. But I used to use one in the bath and it always slipped down until I was doing submarine impressions!! LOL.
@p1kef1sh (45638)
29 Nov 08
Thank you for the BR Humbug. Just what I like to see before I potter off towards bed!
@krkchn (160)
• Philippines
12 Aug 08
I used to sleep everyday in class. And i was half asleep while standing up in ROTC.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
12 Aug 08
Hello krkchn Standing up while sleeping isn't one of the easiest ways to sleep, however it does seem possible. Sorry what is ROTC? Thank you for your response
@krkchn (160)
• Philippines
12 Aug 08
ROTC-Reserve Officers' Training Corps or military camp. It was a requirement in college before and they let you stand up for hours doing nothing
@Humbug25 (12551)
16 Aug 08
Thanks for the insight!
• Philippines
12 Aug 08
Actually I'm not the type of person that can sleep anywhere even when i'm tired and will be sleeping somewhere else i still seek the comfort of my own bed, pillow and especially my blanket.. But when i'm really tired/exhausted or stressed that's when i fall asleep almost immediately once i get into a somewhat comfortable position. That's the only exception otherwise i still prefer my own bed...
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@Humbug25 (12551)
12 Aug 08
Hi there serenity264 There is nothing better than the comfort of your own home is there? Thanks for responding
• Philippines
13 Aug 08
yup aint no place like home... lolz specifically my bed, even my desktops just beside my bed lolz... xD
@schulzie (4064)
• United States
16 Aug 08
No, I need to be in the bed and with it almost completely dark in order to fall asleep. Also, it has to be quiet so I can fall asleep. I can sleep in a hotel but again it has to be quiet, dark, and a bed. I just cannot fall asleep in a car at a rest stop or on the couch or anything like that. I will be drowsy but I will never fall completely asleep. Sometimes when we take a road trip somewhere my husband will pull over if he has been driving and he will sleep for about 3 hours, but I just can't. It is uncomfortable and noisy and I keep thinking someone will come and attack us or something. I just cannot relax in that kind of situation. Oh well, such is life... Have a great day and happy myLotting!!
@Humbug25 (12551)
16 Aug 08
Hi schulzie It's probably not a bad thing as you are sure to get a good nights sleep! Thank you for your response
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• India
15 Aug 08
Nope not like that of your brother ..lol..but i can sleep, like you said without any comfortable bed.. with my hands.. but only thing is that the place must be clean..and airy..
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@Humbug25 (12551)
15 Aug 08
Hello saivenkaat802003 Well my brother was quite young at the time!! Thank you for responding!!!!!
• Egypt
13 Aug 08
No, I cant sleep anywhere expcept in my house and in my room and on my bed.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
13 Aug 08
Hi ya shamashemnice I think you are like a lot of people!! Thanks for your response
@jeanchia (138)
• Malaysia
13 Aug 08
hi humbug25! When i am really sleepy, i can fall asleep anywhere. Once, i fell asleep in the cinema. Lucky i did not snore, or else it will be the most embarrassing moment of my life.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
13 Aug 08
Hi there jeanchia I too have fallen asleep at the cinema I think it was a Stephen Segal film, not my choice and that was probably why I fell asleep Thank you for responding
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@Sanora (23)
• Canada
13 Aug 08
I could sleep pretty much anywhere, in any kind of settings; as long as the urge is there. My eyes get tired and start to close on their own. I could sleep while standing up, if it comes to it. If I'm sleepy, I'll sleep, no matter where.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
13 Aug 08
Hi ya sanora and welcome to mylot That is good that you could sleep standing up if needs be!! Thanks for your response
@reckon21 (3485)
• Philippines
12 Aug 08
I will never be comportable sleeping in other places other than in my own bed. Sleeping for me is very important, my bed or not at all.
@Humbug25 (12551)
12 Aug 08
Hi there reckon21 There is nothing like your own bed I must admit! Thanks for your response
@yasha1 (193)
• United States
12 Aug 08
sometimes i also sleeps anywhere.one day i was sleeped in car.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
12 Aug 08
Hi there yasha1 Well I do hope you weren't the one driving it at the time!! Thank you for responding
@insulin (2480)
• Philippines
12 Aug 08
Maybe if I am really tired a got a hard day then I will fall asleep...There was a time when I didn't sleep for 2 days and I really felt I'm so sleepy when the day 3 comes and it was silly because I fall asleep in the bus and then I didn't know that I almost pass to the destination that I am going to..:-0 Lol God bless and have a nice day...:-0
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@Humbug25 (12551)
12 Aug 08
Hi insulin Falling asleep on a bus or train and missing your destination is very easily done! Thanks for your response
@gemini_rose (16192)
12 Aug 08
The only time that I have ever fallen asleep somewhere I should not have done was when I went out on a night out with friends, I worked as a care assistant at the time and my normal shifts were 12 hours long. But this particular week I had worked extra and then I had been out the night before and now was on another night out and was shattered. I went to the loo and sat on the loo and before I knew it had fallen asleep, I was in there an hour before my friends realised I was missing. The best part about it all was I had not even had a drink at that point, I was just exhausted.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
12 Aug 08
Hi ya gemini_rose Ahh you poor thing, I can't believe your friends didn't notice you were gone for an hour!! Being a care assistant is a very challenging job and I admire you for that!! Thank you for your response
• United States
12 Aug 08
I've fallen asleep at a concert and multiple movies. Which is odd, because I don't like loud noises when I'm trying to sleep, and I can't sleep when I feel like someone is watching me. I can't even sleep in a car.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
12 Aug 08
Hi there FR35H_70_D347H Well all I can say is that the concert and movie weren't much good and you must have been extrememly tired!! thank you for responding
@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
12 Aug 08
no sadly, i cannot. i have to be in bed, lights out, no noise...i guess it was because my parents did this when i was a baby. they had everything quiet and dark when i was going to sleep and now i am paying for it!
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@Humbug25 (12551)
12 Aug 08
Hi cher913 I try to teach my kids to sleep in the dark because I don't want them to think that there is anything to be afraid of in the dark. My two eldest are ok with it but the youngest is having a problem!! thanks for your response.