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Why does a book make someone fell sleep quickly?

  1. Damodar Bashyal profile image69
    Damodar Bashyalposted 5 years ago

    Why does a book make someone fell sleep quickly?

    If I am reading my course book I fell sleep without knowing that I am going to sleep. But when I read interesting stories or comics, I don't feel any sleepiness. Does it happen to you too?

  2. jaredbangerter profile image85
    jaredbangerterposted 5 years ago

    Usually when you are reading, you are silent and sitting still with complete absence of physical movement or sound to disturb your mind.  Also your eyes are making repetitive back and forth, left to right movements.  This quickly fatigues them and makes them feel heavy.  These two things combined with deep breathing as a natural consequence of relaxation can quickly put just about anyone to sleep.

    1. Damodar Bashyal profile image69
      Damodar Bashyalposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's a really good answer. Thank you.

    2. jaredbangerter profile image85
      jaredbangerterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Any time. :]

  3. Maphia profile image59
    Maphiaposted 5 years ago

    I think it is because people, when reading, become very relaxed smile

    1. Damodar Bashyal profile image69
      Damodar Bashyalposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I think you are correct. Thank you.

  4. remaniki profile image81
    remanikiposted 5 years ago

    This happens to everyone I'm sure. We study our school books because we have to but we read a story book for sheer entertainment and pleasure. This is the reason we fall asleep when we read course books. But it also turns out that when you read any book, story or others in a lying down posture, you tend to fall asleep quickly. I have even heard people joking about a cure for sleeplessness by taking a book to bed so that you doze off soon.

    1. Damodar Bashyal profile image69
      Damodar Bashyalposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's a good reason. Thank you.

  5. ashish04joshi profile image73
    ashish04joshiposted 5 years ago

    Obviously...something that you aren't interested in would only make you sleepy...good books never drowse you!!!

    1. Damodar Bashyal profile image69
      Damodar Bashyalposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      correct!

  6. That Grrl profile image74
    That Grrlposted 5 years ago

    I've never thought much about it. But, when you read comics the right side of your brain (the creative side) is active so you get new and active thinking going on in your head. When you study facts it's the left, analytical side of your brain which tends to work at a quieter pace. That would be my guess. I do the same thing. If I really like the book I'm reading I've stayed up reading all night, without meaning to. But, another book can put me to sleep so quickly I end up sleeping with my reading light on until I finally wake up in the morning.

    1. Damodar Bashyal profile image69
      Damodar Bashyalposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's the best answer so far. Thank you.

  7. theanswers profile image59
    theanswersposted 5 years ago

    yes! yes! i my brain want to be entertained rather being informed. Too bad

    1. Damodar Bashyal profile image69
      Damodar Bashyalposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      mine too :-)

  8. Holly OBrien profile image56
    Holly OBrienposted 5 years ago

    Because it tires out your brain muscles.

    1. profile image0
      WhydThatHappenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's what I would say too. Just like doing yard work can make you tired.

    2. Damodar Bashyal profile image69
      Damodar Bashyalposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah probably boring books tires out brains faster than entertaining books.

  9. hallamerican profile image60
    hallamericanposted 5 years ago

    Because it uses both the mind and the eyes, plus people tend to read a lot when they are tired.

    1. Damodar Bashyal profile image69
      Damodar Bashyalposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I don't like to read books when I am tired. I better like to listen to soothing music and lie down.

  10. Aisha Jilani profile image61
    Aisha Jilaniposted 5 years ago

    yes it definitely happens to me all the time, actually i have figured out it depends on your interest, if you are reading something with interest and you know you don't have to memorize it and also do not have to appear for an exam on it, then it automatically boosts my energy level, whereas on the other hand when you know that you are reading for sake of your assignments and tests then all you want to do is sleep big_smile

    1. Damodar Bashyal profile image69
      Damodar Bashyalposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      cool. I used to sleep on my books on my school days but when it was time for exam, I used to wake up until late and never felt sleepy until exam was over :-)

    2. Aisha Jilani profile image61
      Aisha Jilaniposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      great, i can wake up for like 24 hours without even sleeping for a second but when i have to wake up late and study for exam i feel sleepy

  11. alancaster149 profile image86
    alancaster149posted 5 years ago

    See how far you can get through RAVENFEAST before dropping off (you'll get nightmares about being cut down at Hastings)!

    1. Damodar Bashyal profile image69
      Damodar Bashyalposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I don't like to read something that will give me nightmares. I already get too many nightmares, so can't handle anymore :-(

  12. JayeWisdom profile image92
    JayeWisdomposted 5 years ago

    If I'm very interested in the material I'm reading (fiction or nonfiction), I won't get sleepy unless I'm already sleep-deprived. In fact, interest in my book may keep me awake too long (sort of giving me a "second wind") and cause me to lose sleep in order to finish it.

    1. Damodar Bashyal profile image69
      Damodar Bashyalposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Same here, if I like any books, I don't like to stop in the middle, so, I wake up until late to study as much as possible :-)

  13. profile image55
    tlmntim9posted 5 years ago

    Mebay cause dey feel daun an huts demselfes

    1. Damodar Bashyal profile image69
      Damodar Bashyalposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      dats show phunny, end eet tuk a whaile too anderstand :-)

 
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