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Sleeping in library and sleeping in lectures ~

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  1. Nov 17, 2005 #1
    Need some advice, I have the tendency to fall asleep when attending the lectures. Is there anyway to help me to stay awake during lectures?

    Sometimes, I just tired and fell asleep in the library, is this a bad thing? Is this acceptable?

    P/s: Wow, It has been a while since I post. and Wow! New layout for PF!
     
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  3. Nov 17, 2005 #2
    I always snooze in the library! Inbetween physics and calculus I have about two hours to waste and I don't feel like walking all the way back to my dorm, so I just snooze in the library.
     
  4. Nov 17, 2005 #3
    Snoozing inthe libary is acceptable prviding you don't snore,they are quiet areas after all.

    Sleeping in lectures is a game of russian roulette get caught by the lecturer and your in a whole new world of trouble.
     
  5. Nov 17, 2005 #4

    Danger

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    If you want to stay awake, wear a Walkman or similar with the volume way up. Shunt the power through a mercury switch so when you nod off, it fires up.
     
  6. Nov 17, 2005 #5

    PerennialII

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    Sleeping in lectures is acceptable, it's the best way to provide feedback to lecturers.
     
  7. Nov 17, 2005 #6

    Pengwuino

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    Or save the lecturer the trouble of having to determine why you suck at your tests :P
     
  8. Nov 17, 2005 #7

    enigma

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    I had one class which was at 9am (never again... night owl no likey) and the classroom was always about 82 degrees. I used to have to bring gum to keep me awake, and even that didn't work all the time.
     
  9. Nov 17, 2005 #8
    I once dozed off in a first year astronomy class, and ended up sliding off my chair and making a big racket. Boy, was that embarassing.

    A friend of mine had a nasty habit of chewing tobacco. One day he fell asleep in the library on top of a homework assignment. He woke up with brown drool all over the papers.
     
  10. Nov 17, 2005 #9

    Danger

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    On the bright side... if he'd been smoking, he would have awakened with his face on fire.
     
  11. Nov 17, 2005 #10

    matthyaouw

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    I don't properly sleep in lectures. I just have those "microsleeps" where you nod off for a second, your head starts to flop over, and you suddenly jerk awake. I bet I look like one of these damn things:
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    (though without the stylish hat)

    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: Well put!
     
  12. Nov 17, 2005 #11

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    I wouldn't say that it's acceptable to sleep in public places, but from reading this thread, apparently a lot of people have problems staying awake. :bugeye: I could never fall alseep in public.
     
  13. Nov 17, 2005 #12

    PerennialII

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    a real win-win!

    However mastering the skill is difficult and takes a lot of practice, the true gurus who can keep their posture are rare.
     
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  14. Nov 17, 2005 #13
    worst is when you get caught asleep in HS.:zzz:
    Oh god , I woke up to the whole class staring at me last week.
    the teacher had said "Look, he's drooling"
     
  15. Nov 17, 2005 #14
    Cold people tend to stay awake better.

    Getting enough sleep beforehand is a part of it, but it's not the only thing.

    Sleeping in class, as said by PerennialII, is a great way to give feedback on lectures.

    If you're like me and can sleep in class and still do awesome on tests, then sleep away! You're obviously not learning(like I am), and would better use your time to recover any lost sleep time.
     
  16. Nov 17, 2005 #15

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    You think they're microsleeps, and they only last a second. In fact, they're about 15 minutes long each, by which point everyone's seen you and has had a good laugh, taken some photos of you dribbling onto your desk, and drawn a moustache on you in biro.
     
  17. Nov 17, 2005 #16

    matthyaouw

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    I did wonder where those moustaches were coming from... I assumed it was just because I was resting my head on the hand with my pen in
     
  18. Nov 17, 2005 #17

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    I would say sleeping in lectures or libraries is not acceptable. You can do it, and I don't care.

    The problem is that you develop a bad habit of sleeping in those areas. Once these areas are important, like an important lecture (hard class), or a big midterm and you need to study at the library, you find yourself unable to stay awake.

    The best thing to do is to stay awake doing anything. Walk around or something. I always went to a Student Lounge or a Pub to sleep because they always have couches. :D
     
  19. Nov 17, 2005 #18

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    I agree with JasonRox. People nod off, and it's not a big deal, but those aren't places to go to purposely catch some zzz's. When I was in college, the student center had some couches that were very comfortable and out of the way a bit...those were good for catching a nap between classes (one campus even had a few beds in a room they called "sleepy hollow," which was intended for the commuters who didn't have dorms to return to if they needed to catch a nap during the day or before driving home at night).
     
  20. Nov 17, 2005 #19

    Danger

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    Was that where you took the sailors? :biggrin:
     
  21. Nov 17, 2005 #20
    I think as long as you don't start snoring, sleeping would be fine.
     
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