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Show Of Hands October 4th, 2012 12:00am

Do you tend to fall asleep at night pretty quickly, or does it usually take some time?

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10/09/12 6:29 pm

I just read a book until my eyes close. Usually around midnight, always makes getting up for school a pain

10/07/12 11:22 am

My body knows thy when it can get sleep, it should. Right away.

EarlyBird Portland
10/07/12 10:14 am

Jest - back off. He makes valid points!

HayleyS looking up.
10/06/12 10:27 pm

Im speaking from experience & from knowledge of my friends's experiences.

I said it in the first place because the under 21 filter had a high percentage of people saying they can't sleep. Generally,, young people shouldnT have that issue. I then inferred many people might do what I did

HayleyS looking up.
10/06/12 10:23 pm

I am under 21.
I used to would not put up my laptop at night until I got tired. When I did that, I'd be up way too late, but would blame it on not being able to sleep.
Now I just put away my computer and phone when I know I need to sleep. Lol

I have a few friends who do this same thing.

10/06/12 6:04 pm

Stop generalizing. And the question is asking when you're trying to fall asleep, not when using electronics. And it's very rude to stereotype people under 21 as electronic freaks. They aren't. Just because you're against something doesn't mean that you should put down the people that aren't.

GiantRobot Pennsylvania
10/05/12 9:13 pm

Songs in my head. Birds in my ears. Insomnia sucks.

emsies Seattle
10/05/12 6:44 pm

Oh how I want to be average.

emsies Seattle
10/05/12 6:43 pm

Oh. My. God. I am so, so jealous. I couldn't even sleep when I was a baby. And I have a hard time waking up.

10/05/12 3:46 pm

what u have to do is get her to start talking first... that always puts me to sleep ;)

HayleyS looking up.
10/05/12 2:55 pm

I feel like most of the people under 21 can't fall asleep at night because thy wont put down their phones, laptops, iPods, etc

Sam95 Nebraska
10/05/12 2:48 pm

Once my head hits the pillow I'm out like a light.

Ariella LovePeaceNHappiness
10/05/12 2:25 pm

Im probably sleep within that first minute!

cato Santa Barbara, California
10/05/12 1:26 pm

I'm asleep in less than a minute

wetheslaves Live each moment fully
10/05/12 1:19 pm

Going to sleep is the easy part. Waking is also easy, but not as quick as falling asleep.

gonzoboy Arizona
10/05/12 1:13 pm

Agree with EarlyBird on the luck thing, unless you're narcoleptic!

gonzoboy Arizona
10/05/12 1:11 pm

Agree with EarlyBird on the luck thing, unless you're narcoleptic!

timeout Boston Strong
10/05/12 9:21 am

I'm pretty much out not long after I turn of the light.

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
10/05/12 8:29 am

it depends what I did that day, or what I ate, and chocolate keeps me awake..stupid gods :-[

EarlyBird Portland
10/05/12 8:09 am

You're very lucky!

gonzoboy Arizona
10/05/12 6:53 am

Takes a little more time, but that's by design. I'll turn on TV, set a 90 minute timer, and I'm always 'gone' before my TV times out. A couple times a month, I'll drop a 12.5 mg Ambien with a shot of Absolute, and WOW what a blissful sleep!

10/05/12 6:49 am

I'm nocturnal creature. Its a gift and curse.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
10/05/12 5:43 am

Nope. Not a master. But I understand the theory behind it enough to apply it to myself.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
10/05/12 5:42 am

@Xela46 yeah… you have to be careful when you're trying to go to sleep at the same time… ;) Occasionally I'd stay up until 4 the first few months I had it.

10/05/12 5:00 am

Perform kundalini on your woman. Helps her sleep.

wearetheworld Illinois
10/05/12 4:34 am

It takes the average person 14 minutes to fall asleep at night.

10/05/12 4:21 am

Unless I'm really tired, it'll take some time

lilraerae Tuscaloosa
10/05/12 1:47 am

It takes me too long unless I've been drinking a lot.

10/05/12 1:26 am

It takes me forever to fall asleep at night. Yet during a boring lecture I could fall asleep far too easily in an uncomfortable plastic chair.

Br@ndon Your Soul
10/04/12 11:54 pm

I think we had this question before...

10/04/12 10:31 pm

@captain : she's twice lucky - for being able to shut off so easily and not having to listen to an insomniac when trying to. Not meaning to be rude but someone trying to talk to me when I want to sleep is a waking nightmare.

captain12345 Tennessee
10/04/12 10:25 pm

It takes me forever to go to sleep I don't know why and when i try to talk to my wife she's already asleep wish I could fall asleep like her

10/04/12 10:16 pm

Takes time... Hence, now

beltway District of Columbia
10/04/12 10:09 pm

I can fall asleep in under 2 minutes any time any place. It's my spiritual gift.

10/04/12 10:04 pm

Well it's tell me. Lol
But seriously, usually quickly when I don't have insomnia.

10/04/12 9:51 pm

@gonk : I like guided meditations but they keep me awake - whenever I hear talk or music it keeps me focused. My best idea of going to sleep faster is as much sensory deprivation as possible : pitch dark, tomb silent and not the slightest discomfort like too hot or cold.

10/04/12 9:48 pm

I'll be exhausted, barely able to keep my eyes open. but as soon as my head hits the pillow I'm wide awake. :/

BlackBenz Northwest Arkansas
10/04/12 9:47 pm

@EarlyBird: You just need to be completely worn out before you go to bed... Then you'll be able to fall asleep. ;)

tdaddy Kentucky
10/04/12 9:40 pm

I fall asleep much too quickly. I always mean to put my iPhone on the night table before I fall asleep, but the next morning I almost always have to call it just to be able to find it.

10/04/12 9:37 pm

I fall asleep quickly but then can't stay asleep.

AnnieM The Island
10/04/12 9:17 pm

I'm the same way. Even with meditation, Ambien, a nightcap, cold medicine, Benadryl, etc.
I really, really hate the sight of the sun peeking between the curtains on those nights that I don't sleep. And the older I get, the more common those nights are. (I'm 29)

AnnieM The Island
10/04/12 9:14 pm

My husband, on the other hand, drives me crazy and makes me jealous because he's the "asleep before his head hits the pillow" sort. It is not uncommon for him to fall asleep mid-sentence while we're having a conversation before bed.

AnnieM The Island
10/04/12 9:13 pm

I've never been able to fall asleep quickly. Even as a child. It seems like the older I get the harder it is to fall asleep. Chronic pain is the main culprit, but there are still many days I see the sun rise without a wink of sleep even when my pain is managed.

gonk In a psychology textbook
10/04/12 9:12 pm

Dude, you need to relax and learn how to clear your mind. Practice meditation. I feel bad for yah.