Can you sleep while travelling ?

@ronnyb (6117)
Jamaica
January 4, 2009 9:33am CST
I hope the answer is no if you do so while driving lol. Many persons find it difficult to sleep while traveling whether it is in a bus, ship or plane .Maybe they have a fear or crashing in their sleep .I have no such qualm, I have been known to doze off many a times and even found my head on the shoulder of my fellow passengers(even with occasional drooling – sorry for the abundance of information lol).Maybe you will sleep if you are traveling with someone you trust or is it a firm principle of your that you need to see where you are going Do you sleep while traveling and if you do ,please tell us under what circumstances if there are any
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• United States
6 Jan 09
Since I'm usually the driver, I better not.
@ronnyb (6117)
• Jamaica
6 Jan 09
yes that is wise not to .
@MizzLadyB08 (1174)
• United States
5 Jan 09
No, I can not sleep while I travel because I want to see where I am going and see the different things as I am going the highway. When i travel i am not the one who is driving, so I stay awake because I talk to the driver to keep them alert and up.
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@ronnyb (6117)
• Jamaica
6 Jan 09
Good idea ,so often the driver fall asleep because he has no one to talk to.Thanks for responding.
@max1950 (2310)
• United States
4 Jan 09
i fly quite often and all i have to do is get a window seat put my head against it and i'm good for about 2 hours. but when somweone else is driving a car i stay awake,there's just too many crazy's on the road.
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@ronnyb (6117)
• Jamaica
4 Jan 09
well i guess the skies are actaully safer than the streets,so I see what you mean.
@valerie37 (1002)
• Christiansburg, Virginia
5 Jan 09
I have no problem sleeping while traveling. Some of my more relaxing naps have been while someone else was driving.
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@neuronic (242)
• Japan
6 Jan 09
I am one of those people who like to sleep everywhere, if possible. When I go to work, I sleep in the train, even if I am standing. If I go to a trip, again, I sleep on the train or bus. If I go overseas, I sleep in the airplane. It's so simple. :)
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• Philippines
4 Jan 09
If the transportation I'm on has multiple stopovers I wouldn't sleep at all for fear of missing my stop, but if its an airplane or boat it would be ok to sleep. It also depends on the time of day that you're traveling or if you had sufficient sleep the day before your travel, but generally sleeping on public transportation is fine with me (or everyone else I think). As for dozing off on your neighbors shoulder, I once rode on a public transport and the passenger closest to the driver of the vehicle dozed off and had his head leaning against the driver's shoulder most of way. I don't think the driver minded though because most of us were laughing :)
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@ronnyb (6117)
• Jamaica
4 Jan 09
yes always have to be aware of your stop many persons have missed their stop because they were sleeping lol
@maean_19 (4657)
• Philippines
5 Jan 09
I cannot sleep or should I say I have a hard time to sleep when traveling. It isn't because I have no trust on the driver or I fear that something would happen. It is simply because I am a light sleeper. I could easily wake up when I hear a mere noise or a bit light from anywhere. I could wake up when I hear a sound even a beep of a mobile phone. I could wake up when the bus stops for something because it is either someone will ride in or drop off. I can't sleep when someone is snoring. I can't sleep when lights are on. Those are just some concerns why I have a hard time sleeping when traveling.
@maean_19 (4657)
• Philippines
5 Jan 09
Oh! sorry for loading it twice. There was an error loading page when I submit my response. Just bear with it and consider the second response. Thanks!
@gemini_rose (16264)
5 Jan 09
I can sleep while travelling, in fact it is better for me to sleep if I can because I become really travel sick. Unfortunately though if my hubby is driving I do not like to fall asleep on him because it is not really fair and I like to keep him company while he is driving rather than to just go sleep on him lol
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@longbangod (1785)
• Philippines
4 Jan 09
I have been traveling by car, bus, ship and plane and I normally sleep on the way. Its' my way of amusing myself because when I sleep I feel I am reaching my destination fast not like when I am awake. The journey seems so long that I feel so bored. So far I don't have a problem sleeping even when traveling by boat at a disturbed climate.
@ronnyb (6117)
• Jamaica
4 Jan 09
Interesting philosophy ,time does move faster when you are sleeping but you seem quite a good sleeper to be able to sleep even during disturbed weather
4 Jan 09
I can only sleep when lay on my stomach so usually I can only sleep on a ferry when I get get on the long seats! I never sleep on flights because of the seats and I have tried to sleepin the car in the back seat lay across them but, I can't always sleep then either because of the twists and turns on the road
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@silverjam (969)
• United States
5 Jan 09
Me?.....absolutely and in any trips.i mean doesn't matter where I am traveling to. I really have this habit since before....sleeping while on travel. I just don't know why but I usually fell asleep even in a short journey. I can even be asleep from home to the next town and it only takes 15-20 minutes getting there by a jeepney (public rides). I sleep in the bus, in the car and also in the plane. I can no longer count those funny instances when I passed by our house and was awakened in the next town because of sleeping in the jeep. The most silly one was when I was riding a bus from Davao to our place (its approximiately 45 mins). It was night time (10pm) and it was the last trip so we have to hurry to catch up the last bus. I was so tired then due to a long journey from work (my workplace was 4 hrs from the city/bus station for home) and there while riding on the way I felt so asleep and when I woke up it was already in the next city...I passed by our place. Now my problem was that it was still middle of the night and there are no jeepney to travel back to Davao so I can take a ride for home. So no choice but to wait until 2pm to have the first vehicle.....what a mess! I just feel so comfortable sleeping while traveling........specially in my journey here in the USA, ah that was awesome.....I got a lot of sleep in the planes since it was a very long trip then.
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@Leixa003 (867)
• Philippines
5 Jan 09
I can sleep while traveling with or without companion especially when I am super tired. I even remember a time when me and my classmate where in a jeepney (public transportation here in my country) and because of the heavy traffic we fell asleep and when I woke up all the passengers where asleep as well (good thing the driver did not ) so I went to sleep again. And there was also a time when I took the MRT (Metro Rail Transit / Train) and I was standing and my back are against a wall when I suddenly fall asleep I felt my kness shake so I knew I was really about to fall down. I just do not like people who give me all their weight because they are asleep.
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• India
5 Jan 09
Hi friend, I just do not know where from the sleep comes when travelling. I generally fall asleep and sometimes disturb my fellow passenger. I am a snorer too. So when in a sleeper coach in train, I fall asleep very soon and start creating sound pollution for others. I just cannot keep myself from sleeping. Even while passing through some new places, I just have to miss them. Good luck friend..
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• United States
4 Jan 09
some people might find it hard to sleep be of the kind of vehicle they are like in a bus or a train they hav to be aware of their stops and if its in an airplane they may be scared of an accident but if they are in a car the are insecure depending the driver
@jennifer611 (2514)
• United States
4 Jan 09
usually not. but not because I don't want to! lol usually I end up being the one who has to tell the directions so I cant go to sleep. I went to Canada with my mother and sister and nephew and the whole time I wasn't allowed to sleep because I had to tell my mom how to get there and back. then with my husband I have to do the same. the only trip I have taken where I slept and slept a LOT was on a trip to Seattle (from Michigan), it took 4 days so I did a lot of sleeping.
• Indonesia
5 Jan 09
same like me... as a navigator.. but when i didn drive or navigate, its hard for me to sleep though.. kinda enjoying the trip.. :)
@chrislotz (8141)
• Canada
7 Jan 09
I can't stay awake while travelling. It is a good thing I am not the driver, most times. But then when I am the driver it is different and I don't get sleepy. But as a passenger I can't stay awake. I guess it is the motion of the car moving that makes me sleepy. I have tried to stay awake but it is impossible, if on a long trip. My daughter and I work together and we have an hour drive, well almost an hour, to go to work and to come home. She always does the driving because her car is a standard transmission and I don't know how to drive a standard. I always fall asleep on the way to work and on the way home, it never fails. I can't help it. My eyes just get heavy and I can't keep them open. I think it is the motion of the car that makes me sooo tired. Alrighty then, talk to you later my friend, Have a good mylotting day, Chris
@SaviourV (260)
• Malaysia
6 Jan 09
Saviour-V teleports in, and raises one shaky hand... Yes, both when I'm travelling with someone AND when I'm driving. I've almost gotten myself killed when I sleep for 5 seconds - I remember driving into the back of a trailer early last year. Of course, at 12 midnight, anything's possible. But I sometimes fall asleep at the wheel when I'm driving to work in the early hours of the morning, so that's a big risk for me. I guess that being in a moving car, regardless if I'm driving or not, makes me sleepy, for some strange reason. Saviour-V bows, and teleports out...
• United States
7 Jan 09
I try to stay awake to keep my partner company as he drives, though I trust him with my life and sometimes tend to fall asleep when I am tired already and the car lulls me to sleep.
• Philippines
6 Jan 09
yeah...i usually sleep during travel...i feel asleep when inside the bus..i don't know why i just could entertain the heat inside the bus and the rocky road in our place..it makes me uncomfortable..to forget everything uneasy things and discomfort i feel..i better sleep but there's one advantages of this..one time while going home from school..i didn't notice that i've been far away from our house...the bus run beyond further and it's too late when i noticed that i'm already in other barangay....i really feel bad about it.
@suzzy3 (8344)
6 Jan 09
I don't make long journeys probably four hours in one hit.My husband drives so he will only drive for so long in a day,we normally stop over night in our caravan somewhere.He drives for a living for a DHL transport and drives sometimes for eleven hours a day and when we go on holiday he has had enough.I don't blame him and we find a site near everything and a bus stop or train station,So he can have a proper holiday,we have also purchased bikes so we go off and see the countryside as he misses so much from behind the wheel of his car,I did find bike riding daunting at first but I really enjoy it no,when he first brought the bikes home I said "oh yea" and went indoors.It is really good fun and makes you feel wonderful,I think life does begin again at fifty.I went faster than my fifteen year old son and my husband they could not catch me up.That stopped the micky taking until I fell off going down hill in a forest but I dusted off my pride and got straight back on.