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guessingo

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anyone else get sleepy when they read?
« on: March 28, 2010, 09:36:06 PM »
I find that if I read in the morning or during the day I get sleepy. I can't really go an hour without feeling like I need a nap. So I have to get up and do stuff before I can read again. At night I am usually fine. I have talked to other people who get sleepy when they read. It is definitely not due to lack of sleep.

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Re: anyone else get sleepy when they read?
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2010, 10:18:24 PM »
I only get sleepy if I read a bad book or read really late at night. But I have noticed I feel more tired if I read all day then if I did anything else. Must be my small brain getting too much exercise.

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Re: anyone else get sleepy when they read?
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2010, 01:07:57 AM »
Frankly, reading is a thing that keeps me up and running when I get sleepy :)
I get sleepy when playing videogames sometimes, to be honest, but never when reading.

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Re: anyone else get sleepy when they read?
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2010, 12:15:36 AM »
I agree with mack.  I tend to get more tired if I'm reading late at night, sometimes it doesn't matter how good the book is I can still fall asleep.  But reading in the middle of the day can also make me get the feeling that I need to take a nap. 

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Re: anyone else get sleepy when they read?
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2010, 08:25:14 PM »
No, books tend to keep me awake. Better than caffeine does, actually. Bad books just make me bored, not sleepy.
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Re: anyone else get sleepy when they read?
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2010, 10:07:26 AM »
I'm with Mack and Lord Terrisman, I get sleepy only when I stay up really late to read. But I guess that means reading keeps me up. :P

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Re: anyone else get sleepy when they read?
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2011, 07:34:40 PM »
I only get bored when the book sucks, otherwise books help keep me awake and alert.

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Re: anyone else get sleepy when they read?
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2011, 04:11:42 PM »
If the book is boring, I get sleepy, if it's good I sometimes have a hard time putting it down at bed time.

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Re: anyone else get sleepy when they read?
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2011, 12:44:00 PM »
If you read in bed, then your brain starts to associate books/reading with bed, which, in turn, it associates with sleeping - so when you read, your brain makes a connection, and assumes that you'll be going to sleep soon :)

It works the other way, too - I've stopped reading in bed, purely because I find it hard to sleep without reading for 2 hours first xD

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Re: anyone else get sleepy when they read?
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2011, 11:12:14 PM »
Brandon's books don't make me sleepy, but a lot of other books do. It's sad.
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