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?
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.
I think it is because people, when reading, become very relaxed
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.
Obviously...something that you aren't interested in would only make you sleepy...good books never drowse you!!!
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.
yes! yes! i my brain want to be entertained rather being informed. Too bad
Because it uses both the mind and the eyes, plus people tend to read a lot when they are tired.
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
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 :-)
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
See how far you can get through RAVENFEAST before dropping off (you'll get nightmares about being cut down at Hastings)!
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.
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