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#1 Posted by trypio (96 posts) -

Well today in class i was just sitting down writing notes and next thing i know my arm slips off the desk and i realize i fell asleep for 4th time in that class.  Sadly this time i think people noticed when my arm slipped off and naturally i got embarrassed. Anyway what activity or whatever makes ya'll fall asleep?

#2 Posted by natetodamax (19421 posts) -

Reading Charles Dickens books.

#3 Posted by Everyones_A_Critic (6499 posts) -

Jerking off does the trick nicely.

#4 Posted by KaosAngel (14251 posts) -

If I really want to sleep quick, I just ask the woman to talk about her family issues or just about things that annoy her.  

Usually knocks me out quick.

#5 Posted by Enigma777 (6253 posts) -

Watching/playing Dynasty Warrior games.

#6 Posted by Aronman789 (2737 posts) -

If I close my eyes, breathe through my mouth and wait a couple seconds I fall asleep.

#7 Posted by Undeadpool (5292 posts) -

My wife and I both fall asleep to the sultry, smooth tones of David X. Cohen and Matt Groening doing Futurama commentary. Seriously, we've watched so much of it right before bed that we now have a Pavlovian reaction to it.

#8 Posted by MooseyMcMan (12053 posts) -

It takes me forever to fall asleep, and I can really only do it in bed without much light/noise. I can't fathom how you "normal" people can fall asleep during class or watching TV. 

#9 Posted by KaosAngel (14251 posts) -
@Enigma777 said:
" Watching/playing Dynasty Warrior games. "
This works too.  God damn are those games so damn boring.  Might as well add Peggle and watching non-voiced JRPGs too.
#10 Posted by bartok (2673 posts) -

Pills because I am an insomniac.

#11 Posted by rjayb89 (7806 posts) -

I have to not have any electronic devices near me, which usually doesn't happen so I stay up until like 3am.

#12 Posted by StealthRaptor (552 posts) -

Many, many sleeping pills.

#13 Posted by LittleBigJono (291 posts) -

booze, not too much, but just enough

#14 Posted by trypio (96 posts) -
@MooseyMcMan said:
" It takes me forever to fall asleep, and I can really only do it in bed without much light/noise. I can't fathom how you "normal" people can fall asleep during class or watching TV.  "
Well whenever i fall asleep in class i don't realize it until i hear a loud noise and wake up again or if someone taps me on the back lol,  but yeah i can't fall asleep watching TV though.
#15 Posted by Waffles13 (622 posts) -

I take big ol' does of sleeping pills. Depending on the tiredness/stress level, that may get me to sleep in 20-30 minutes, or it may be an hour or two. I've taken to running podcasts on my closed laptop while in bed lately, even though I know that psychologically that's probably terrible for my already bad sleeping habits.

#16 Edited by FireBurger (1537 posts) -

It needs to be dark, quiet, and cool. I'm not one of those people who can fall asleep with a TV on, or people talking nearby. I do like the constant drone and breeze of a fan directly pointed at me though, and have slept with a fan for probably the last 7 years. I can go without, I just like it a lot.


As long as the conditions are right I sleep well and through the night, I just can't deal with distracting noises, light, or hot temperatures. 
#17 Posted by crusader8463 (14756 posts) -

I can't sleep well. I have never been able to get the trick to make your brain stop thinking long enough to go to sleep. It's really bad for me, because my brain has somehow trained itself to just start thinking about anything and everything when I get bored or don't have something to keep my mind occupied. Which sadly leads to many a night of me laying in bed ponding the finer points of life because I can't stop thinking about random things.

#18 Posted by GunnBjorn (2905 posts) -

A hard days work is the perfect sleep inducing drug. Really, whenever it's not that busy at work, it immediately translates into having trouble sleeping at night.
#19 Posted by Subjugation (4826 posts) -
@FireBurger said:
" It needs to be dark, quiet, and cool. I'm not one of those people who can fall asleep with a TV on, or people talking nearby. I do like the constant drone and breeze of a fan directly pointed at me though, and have slept with a fan for probably the last 7 years. I can go without, I just like it a lot.

As long as the conditions are right I sleep well and through the night, I just can't deal with distracting noises, light, or hot temperatures. 
"
I don't need to add a single thing to this.
#20 Posted by JJWeatherman (14804 posts) -

Laying down in bed and turning off the lights usually will do the trick.


Never fallen asleep in a class before, though I'd bet a lot of that is due to my fear of having to be woken up and then looking stupid.
#21 Posted by rbysjti (387 posts) -
@trypio:@trypio: melatonin
#22 Posted by Lelcar (945 posts) -
@GunnBjorn said:
" A hard days work is the perfect sleep inducing drug. Really, whenever it's not that busy at work, it immediately translates into having trouble sleeping at night. "
I think this is precisely it. Whenever I'm not working it's extremely hard to fall asleep, but when I do have a job or long days of college classes, I sleep like a baby. Now that college is over for me and I'm recently between jobs, I'm back to staying up all night long.

However, I also think a lot whenever I have no distractions and it can get pretty intense and prevent me from sleeping as well, even when I'm tired.
#23 Posted by trypio (96 posts) -
@JJWeatherman said:
" Laying down in bed and turning off the lights usually will do the trick.

Never fallen asleep in a class before, though I'd bet a lot of that is due to my fear of having to be woken up and then looking stupid.
"
Yeah that is what happened to me today and once my arm slipped and i sent my spiral and pencil flying towards the person sitting next to me, then having class stop while everyone was staring at me not something i want to experience again.
#24 Posted by EquitasInvictus (2072 posts) -
@crusader8463 I can sympathize - that's the worst! The only way I can get around that is by having really long, active days such that I'm too exhausted to think by the end.
#25 Posted by JEC03 (936 posts) -

Dark room soft bed a fan can't sleep with complete silence I need to drown out the voices.

#26 Posted by nintendoeats (6150 posts) -

I haven't been able to sleep properly since school ended. I really wish that I had an answer to this question.

#27 Posted by DaemonBlack (354 posts) -

Podcasts always knock me right out. The bombcast especially. Not because it is boring of course, there must be something about the guys' voices.

#28 Posted by Napalm (9230 posts) -

The sound of rain usually helps a lot.

#29 Posted by TheGreatGuero (8882 posts) -

Tiredness? HEY OH!

#30 Posted by PerryVandell (2203 posts) -

Like many people already said: dark, quiet and cool. 

#31 Posted by DrPockets000 (2875 posts) -

Alcohol or sleep aids.

#32 Posted by BraveToaster (12636 posts) -
@JJWeatherman said:
" Laying down in bed and turning off the lights usually will do the trick.
"
#33 Posted by GunnBjorn (2905 posts) -
@Napalm said:
"The sound of rain usually helps a lot. "

Yeah, it's a very soothing sound, but it's not always raining, now is it? 
#34 Posted by GunnBjorn (2905 posts) -
@DrPockets000 said:
"Alcohol or sleep aids. "

I pity you, kind sir.
#35 Posted by wickedsc3 (1043 posts) -

Usually to one of my favorite shows.  My Name Is Earl, Seinfeld, The Office, or Arrested Development.

#36 Posted by captain_clayman (3349 posts) -
@JJWeatherman said:
" Laying down in bed and turning off the lights usually will do the trick.

Never fallen asleep in a class before, though I'd bet a lot of that is due to my fear of having to be woken up and then looking stupid.
"
i dont sleep in class usually but i "meditate" more than i should.  i take all the notes i feel are necessary and then fall into 99% asleep mode, but if someone says my name i spring back up instantly.  have no idea how i do it.
#37 Posted by Aus_azn (2272 posts) -

Drinking coffee/caffeinated beverages.

For some reason, it has the opposite effect on me.

#38 Posted by iam3green (14368 posts) -

i don't know, a lot of times when i go to bed, i just lay there. i finally get to sleep after a while of just laying there.

i've almost fallen asleep playing forza motorsport 2. i was playing with my friend and i felt tired. the next thing i know my car is on the glass and my friend yelling into his mic. it was pretty funny to do that.

#39 Posted by Rudeboy217 (1787 posts) -

Ambient music and sometimes rain.

#40 Posted by fox01313 (5178 posts) -

Being tired enough will trigger sleep for me, on those times when I just can't fall asleep I will shut my eyes & lie down so the body can at least rest while I drive myself crazy with lots of brain noise.

#41 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5885 posts) -

fapping always helps.

I've gotten so used to relying on fapping to fall alseep though, that it takes  at least two or three times for it to work now.

#42 Posted by Homer39 (161 posts) -

i have to have something on whether its the tv,  music or the sound of rain, i also read about a half hour every night.

#43 Edited by Sparklykiss (2036 posts) -
@JJWeatherman said:

" Laying down in bed and turning off the lights usually will do the trick.
Never fallen asleep in a class before, though I'd bet a lot of that is due to my fear of having to be woken up and then looking stupid.
"

But you always look stupid! :D

I have to be listening to music or have the radio on if I'm not already incredibly exhausted. If I don't have the option of having music, I start thinking of what sort of dreams I could be having right now that would be worlds more entertaining then just staring at a dark ceiling.
EDIT: Oh, and being freezing cold. If I'm cold, all I have to do is get a little be comfy somewhere and I pass out.
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#44 Posted by Contro (2346 posts) -

Melatonin    

#45 Posted by scarace360 (4813 posts) -

Watching anime puts me to sleep. Not saying its bad just saying it helps me sleep.

#46 Posted by Frumpa (102 posts) -

*yawn* -looks like the OP found himself the Random Thread Generator ... seems to be used daily on this site unfortunately.
#47 Posted by dudeglove (9641 posts) -

How the hell has no one said sex yet? Sex is friggin' awesome for knocking you out... so I'm told.

#48 Posted by Djeffers03 (2537 posts) -

Closing my eyes and having nothing on my mind to keep me from thinking myself into staying awake.

#49 Posted by ZOnikJJ (281 posts) -

Watching a documentary at night, or watching golf during the day on TV. Works like a charm.

#50 Posted by Yanngc33 (4551 posts) -

Closing my eyes usually helps