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Sleeping in the tub

  1. Oct 2, 2009 #1
    When I actually had a bath tub (*tear*) I used to love sitting in it (with water obviously) and reading until I dosed off. But then I noticed that I always got tired in the bath and I put two and two together and realized that it was the way my neck was being contorted when sitting back was kinda like a very mild sleeper hold. So the question is was I getting sleepy because my brain was being deprived of oxygen and was I potentially leaving myself open to brain damage?

    P.S. I just realized I posted this in the wrong forum. If a mod could move it to general discussion that'd be great.
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  3. Oct 2, 2009 #2
    Yep, the bathtub manufacturers are in bed with those doggone Republicans who hate everyone except the rich, so they made your bathtub so it would try to kill you.:eek:
  4. Oct 2, 2009 #3
    Hey, was that movie on msLSD last evening?
  5. Oct 2, 2009 #4


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    I'm still trying to get past the idea of a male preferring a bath over a shower.

    Just didn't know such a thing existed.
  6. Oct 2, 2009 #5
    I have a friend that played offensive tackle in the NFL. He's about 6'7" and weighs about 325 pounds. His bathtub is about 8' long, 3' wide and 3' deep. He played basketball in college and loves the game. Accordingly, he has basketball hoops mounted at both ends of the tub (the faucet is near the center). He routinely shoots hoops until the water becomes too cold.

    He also has about 500 rolled towels stored on special shelves, but that is another topic.
  7. Oct 3, 2009 #6


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    I haven't had a bath for at least 20-25 years.

    Showered a few times in that period, though.
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    All very interesting but what does it have to do with the question of bathing versus showering? (You said everything but) :rolleyes:
  9. Oct 3, 2009 #8
    The "big guy" loves his tubbies.:biggrin:

    I haven't chosen to take a bath over a shower in at least 25 years.

    When I lived (briefly) in Greece, the bathroom was equipped with a 3.5' to 4' long tub and a shower nozzle with about a 30" hose. You could sit in the tub and use the shower head - it was all bad.
  10. Oct 3, 2009 #9
    I think that as a matter of water conservation it is a citizens public duty to take brief showers over bathing and wasting a whole tub full of water. :biggrin:
  11. Oct 3, 2009 #10
    I find baths relaxing. Plus, kinda hard to read in the shower.
  12. Oct 3, 2009 #11
    Just a few things come to mind, that I find sexier then a man in bath tub. I was trying to think of them, but the man image, in the tub, has got me blind sighted.:!!)
  13. Oct 3, 2009 #12


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    I actually slept in a bathtub once because there was not enough beds in a hotel room. It was some student math or chemistry tournament that a group of use were competing in. I used plenty of padding. It was a bit uncomfortable on the knees and hips.

    I also once stayed in hotel room that had a bathtub big enough for 4 people! I can only imagine the parties some folks would have in that tub.
  14. Oct 3, 2009 #13
    I think the last time I took a bath my mom was giving it to me... Probably about 13 years ago. Wow :|.

    I always though sleeping while taking a bath was dangerous regardless.
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    Nevermind all these guys who don't know how to properly relax, maverick. Baths are wonderful and especially after a hard workout or hike, really a great way to relax your muscles.

    I would even bet that baths make you cleaner...a nice long soak in hot water followed by a good soapy scrub down (especially if you can rinse with clean water as you get out).

    If you're concerned about cutting off O2 to your brain, perhaps you can get one of these.

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    You're not cutting off oxygen to the brain. It's just the warmth of the tub making you sleepy. That's half the point of a bath, to relax. I don't take baths to get clean, I take them when I want to ease sore muscles. It's great for that. I miss the whirlpool tub I had in my townhouse. Need to figure out if my current bathroom will fit one (it's rather long and narrow).
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    During the week I don't have time to take a bath properly. But usually once during the weekend, I draw a tub full of very warm water (about 110 F), pick out a few magazines, and soak for about an hour, reading. Aaaah. :!!) Then I wash up and shower off.
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    Oh man I hope you're young...
  19. Oct 4, 2009 #18
    Hahahahaha yeah i'm only 20. My mom didn't regularly shower me baths at that age though. I was doing it on my own by then. Just that this one time I was playing with a chemistry set I had got for my birthday and some REALLY fine powdery chemical i breathed in and it made a really thick paste in my nose and my mouth. So she had given me a bath hmph :) Not that anyone wanted to know about that story :P
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