Do you read in bed?

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  1. EclecticFusion profile image67
    EclecticFusionposted 11 years ago

    Do you read in bed?

    I like to read in bed, but I can only get about 2 pages in and my eyes are crossing. It makes me so sleepy. Not good for someone like me that just has to reach the next chapter before stopping!

  2. Dee aka Nonna profile image60
    Dee aka Nonnaposted 11 years ago

    Yes...if I am very tired I have trouble staying awake.  I have been known to read most of the night...if the book is that good, I truly can't put it down.

  3. jessramblings profile image61
    jessramblingsposted 11 years ago

    Oh, all the time! I usually read in bed in order to fall asleep faster, though if I feel really tired, I skip just in case because like you, I also need to finish a chapter before putting a book down. Or at least get to a break if there's one within the chapter I'm reading. But I'm usually always reading in bed or the couch.

  4. Brainy Bunny profile image91
    Brainy Bunnyposted 11 years ago

    I can't sleep at all without reading first! My preference is for a good half hour or more in a silent bedroom (I can't unwind if my hubby is still watching tv next to me). I try to remember to bring whatever book I'm reading up to bed with me, but I keep a pile of magazines on my nightstand for emergencies.

  5. Capedium profile image58
    Capediumposted 11 years ago

    Very often I do.... It can be boring.. So I do especially when I want to dose off.

  6. hoteltravel profile image63
    hoteltravelposted 11 years ago

    Yes, every single night. Mostly, I read humor. It helps me to calm down and get me in a happy frame of mind. I can stop this any time and start again the next day. Thrillers often keep me awake even if I am dead-tired.

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    Sooner28posted 11 years ago

    I read in bed all the time.  Maybe that's why I don't sleep well!

  8. Robin Kommer profile image60
    Robin Kommerposted 11 years ago

    yes, its on of  the best ways i have to fall asleep

  9. dkm27 profile image60
    dkm27posted 11 years ago

    I love to read, but cannot read in bed.  The den or living room works for me.

  10. Faceless39 profile image91
    Faceless39posted 11 years ago

    You need a brighter reading light then, or else you're starting to read when you're already too tired!  I read every night before bed, but some nights I'm too tired, so I don't even try!

  11. point2make profile image61
    point2makeposted 11 years ago

    I have tried countless times but sleep always ends my attempts. I seldom get further than a few pages before I'm gone. I have to be sitting up to read. In a comfortable chair with good lighting and in the proper mood I can read for several hours at a time....just not in bed.

  12. SilkThimble profile image75
    SilkThimbleposted 11 years ago

    All the time! Probably too much, but it's such an indulgence, especially on a lazy weekend morning.

  13. Rain Defence profile image81
    Rain Defenceposted 11 years ago

    I've read in bed since I could read. I find it difficult to go to sleep if I don't. Even if I've been 'entertaining', I still read afterwards to make me fall asleep.

  14. algarveview profile image74
    algarveviewposted 11 years ago

    I usually don't read in bed, but if it's one of those nights and I just can't fall asleep and I want to take stuff off my mind, then I get a book, usually one I've read, so that I know how it ends and I'm not curious to read it all in one go...

  15. MsDora profile image93
    MsDoraposted 11 years ago

    If you do it to help you fall asleep, well . . . but as you have seen, it is not a good practice otherwise.  I do it with my head propped too high, so its uncomfortable to fall asleep.

  16. athena2011 profile image57
    athena2011posted 11 years ago

    No I don't read in bed. My work involves a lot of reading so once I'm done working I usually am not looking to read anything else. My eyes need a rest. I can fall asleep quite easily without this.

  17. wonderingwoolley profile image59
    wonderingwoolleyposted 11 years ago

    I've heard that beds should be just for sex and sleeping, and that doing other things in bed confuses your mind about what your bed is for- throwing off your sex life and your sleeping habits. However, I admit that I'm guilty of reading in bed. It's one of my favorite things, along with sex and sleep, so why shouldn't I do it in my bed? I'm pretty good- able to read up to an hour and a half in bed, but I understand the feeling. Try sitting up in bed instead of laying down, and having an overhead light on (then you have to get up to turn it off and go to sleep) that works for me. Good luck!

  18. Windsweptplains profile image59
    Windsweptplainsposted 11 years ago

    True, reading in bed makes you sleepy, so I read before bedtime to help me fall asleep faster.

    If I need to read something, usually for school, sitting up in a chair (or even on the couch) is usually best.

  19. billybuc profile image86
    billybucposted 11 years ago

    I read in bed and I read at the table and I read in my chair and I read in the car and I read and I read and I read.  About the only place I don't read is the bathroom which seems to set me apart from many Americans. smile

  20. profile image57
    eburnhamposted 11 years ago

    I read in bed every night.  It just seems right to end the day with a story.

  21. xethonxq profile image65
    xethonxqposted 11 years ago

    I absolutely read in's very relaxing and I think it makes my dreams more vivid. smile

  22. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image84
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 11 years ago

    Not now, but I used to. As a kid, I would read under the covers all night long and still go to school the next day. These days, I curl up on the couch. And I can stay up as late as I want; no need to hide my book under the blanket & read in bed.

  23. researchpapers profile image60
    researchpapersposted 11 years ago

    I read some time the books which make me feel so interesting about that and i even can't stop myself  to read that book, but its completely depends  on your interest that which kind of books you are reading.

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    Emer420posted 11 years ago

    I do all the time.  I do fall asleep a lot while doing so though.  Haha.  It's the most comfortable place to read.

  25. feenix profile image56
    feenixposted 11 years ago

    No, I do not ever read in bed.

    The only things I do in bed are sleep, watch TV and, er, one other thing.

  26. Huntgoddess profile image67
    Huntgoddessposted 11 years ago

    I'm homeless, so I don't actually have a bed of my own. Well, I have one --- but it's been sitting in a storage locker since November of 2010.

    But, when I get to use someone's  bed, I really can't fall asleep unless I do read in it. I love to have my little book light, so I can read wherever I am without bothering anybody else.

    My mom and my grandma are both the same. We can't fall asleep at all without reading.

    Cute picture of Marilyn, by the way. I've never seen it before --- and I'm sixty three years old, so I thought I'd seen all her pix by now.

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    Darkmetalyposted 11 years ago

    yes its the best place for me to read. better then sitting at the kitchen table.

  28. mary-deo profile image60
    mary-deoposted 11 years ago

    I often read books and other related reading materials that I enjoy when I want to get relaxed. Reading a book before going to bed is good for you in many different ways. First, it helps to calm the nerves by eliminating excess sound and vision stimulus. … ories.html

  29. joanake profile image60
    joanakeposted 11 years ago

    i love to read in bed whenever I am feeling lazy but prolonged reading in bed can be tough and all positions seems awkward. Facing up over long periods of time sometimes can feel like you're about to drop the book on your face (especially if you read thick books like Harry Potter in bed).

    Nowadays I read with my iPad (ebooks) in bed but that can be a little tough as well. The tablet tends to slip sometimes. And its a little hard to find the right combination of light and backlight to read comfortably. Sometimes after a long day I find myself dozing off while reading. In essence reading in bed is a good way to unwind but I probably won't do it for anything longer than an hour.

  30. profile image0
    Dr Shehaposted 11 years ago

    Of course, sometimes I feel that I am tired and I can't sit on a chair. So, I lie on the bed and read. And, I don't think this is a bad idea as some people see.

  31. theclevercat profile image91
    theclevercatposted 11 years ago

    I have a stack of books and magazines next to me bed so there is always something to read.  I try to stay away from the scary stuff at night, and I am a sucker for a story with a happy ending before I fall asleep.


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