Do you like to read before sleep?

China
September 15, 2009 7:01am CST
I like to read papers,magazines and some books lying in bed before sleep.I am pleased to do that.It does make sleepy to help me fall asleep.It is a good habit,isn't it?Do you like to do that?
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@GADHISUNU (2162)
• India
15 Sep 09
In fact for me reading before going to sleep is a must. Not that reading acts as some kind of sleeping pill. No! I simply love reading so, I would feel out of my element if I dont get to read. But i have one of my colleagues who regularly uses library books to induce sleep. He says thay are the best and "non-invasive". May be habit forming or conditioning types but definitely not harmful.
@ElicBxn (63187)
• United States
16 Sep 09
I like to do that but the cats won't let me
@ElicBxn (63187)
• United States
17 Sep 09
CatS as in MORE than one cat - and I tend to have 3 trying to get in my face, and generally 1 or 2 more on TOP of me. I am NOT allowed to NOT pet the catS.
• China
16 Sep 09
Just play with your cat.It is really a good thing.
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@dld999 (118)
• United States
16 Sep 09
I like to read before I go to sleep. In general, I guess that it helps me sleep but more often than not, if the book is good, I just stay up longer in order to read more of it. Nighttime is the only time I usually have to read but it sometimes backfires on me because I do stay up so late that I end up with only 4 or 5 hours of sleep before the morning.
• China
16 Sep 09
I think you the one full of energy.I always feel sleepy after read half an hour.
• China
17 Sep 09
Yes, sometimes. I know reading books or magazines helps me be asleep quickly. But if I want to read some my favorite books I become more excited and don't want to go sleep.
• China
17 Sep 09
That is the problem.So you'd better choose some magazines to read before sleep.
@cloudi (330)
15 Sep 09
I do enjoy reading before bed but the only problem I have is that I seem to stay awake too long. The story usually captures me and I spend most of the night reading.
• China
15 Sep 09
You could choose some boring books to read when you want to fall asleep.
• Sweden
17 Sep 09
Reading in bed before sleep is great. But I think I need to buy new pillows, because when the book is too intriguing to put down, I get a stiff neck.
• China
17 Sep 09
Really?to read book you have to change your plillow!
@reinydawn (11645)
• United States
20 Sep 09
I love to read before I fall asleep. Of course, most of the time I fall asleep with the book still open!
• United States
16 Sep 09
I always read before bed. I normally decide what time I want to sleepand 30 minutes to an hour before bed, I go there, and just read.
@harmonee (1228)
• United States
27 Sep 09
I always read before sleeping. It relaxes me and clears my mind before trying to get some zzz's. I've been doing that since junior high and it was such a good habit. Even reading fiction books, I learn things and expand my vocabulary.
@Gemstar6 (71)
• New Zealand
18 Sep 09
I always read in bed, it winds the brain down lol! Some books are better than others, I like to call the best sleep-bringers "MacDonalds for the brain", you don't have to think too much about them. Dave Barry is excellent for nodding off :)Some are awful for getting to sleep, the sentences must be pored over and thought about (something I reserve for the daytime) and the brain gets all worked up and whirrs around for ages so the eyes cannot close. Don't read A Brief History Of Time for the first time while in bed!
@shia88 (4571)
• Malaysia
20 Sep 09
Hi Yuhogchao, I am not a bookworm and I don't read any books in my day. Recently I do subscribe to a parenting magazine and It only take 2-3 days for me to finish up my reading. Normally , I will play my handphone game before I sleep. And I like to stay late at night. I like doing MyLot lately,trying my best to hit the payout,Facebook and blogging. I can stay up till 2-3am to do my stuffs and I do hope I can stay even longer,but I can't as I have to wake up at 7am in the morning.
@matsulori (269)
• United States
16 Sep 09
I, too, love to read, and yes, I, too, read in bed before I go to sleep. I usually read some light non-fiction, but I never study something that I have to remember, just in case I get forgetful when I get drowsy.
• Uganda
16 Sep 09
oh, i have tried to adjust to that, but the only problem is, i dont remember most of the things i read by morning time. it feels like i read but cant recall the wordings. And your no what, i usaully don't go beyond three pages. i think this style is suited for readers of romantic novels. The obssessions and fantacies can keep you awake, but if you are reading books like, the "american judicial system" or "understanding volcanoes" or "science and creation" then you are doomed.
• United States
20 Sep 09
I do enjoy reading before I go to sleep. I try not to read anything "heavy" or depressing. Something that's going to relax me and put me in a good mood such as a "Chicken Soup For The Soul" book or even a magazine or a romance novel.
@hora_fugit (5862)
• India
15 Sep 09
Maybe it's a good habit...not for ME! I am so much devoted to reading the book in a single go that I may end up being awake throughout the night reading the book :( So usually I avoid that. Umm.. I start thinking so much that it's not a peaceful sleep either. But anyway, best wishes for this habit of yours...
@med889 (5941)
15 Sep 09
I love to read and to read before bed is a daily routine for me, I also get sleep peacefully after reading a book so I have to read everyday. It is indeed a very good habit before sleeping.
@anib1227 (77)
• Philippines
15 Sep 09
I do like to read lying in bed before sleep and indeed, it is a good habit. But, sometimes i just can't do that because I am so tired of a day's work. The mind is willing but the body just can't go on.
@pushkin69 (546)
15 Sep 09
hey there. I sometimes read before sleeping also. It can really relax me and helps me get off to sleep. But this doesnt also work especially if the book is exciting and I cant put it down. So can have the opposite effect in some cases. I cant sleep without noise so have to have either radio or tv on when I sleep too. Wierd but luckily my wife is exactly the same! Cheers
• United States
15 Sep 09
Yes, I do like to read before bed. I love to read so I am constantly reading.
• Malaysia
15 Sep 09
yep... i like to read comic book before i sleep.... that make me feel sleepy