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Where Are The Weirdest Places You've Fallen Asleep?

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Before diagnosed I use to race motocross, which I think the concussions actually attributed to this condition. I use to fall asleep in a lawn chair in 100 degree heat next to the starting line where there would be 42 motorcycles with the throttles hung wide open. And I would pass out there despite the heat and the insane amount of sound. Parents always just thought it was funny that I could be that "tired"

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I went on a senior trip to NY. Fell asleep everywhere.  malls, museums, park benches...Statue of Liberty was probably the most interesting.

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While I was in the Navy I was a part of the loading team for the Forward 5" Gun(here's a video of us firing ours: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xybl1qkaOCA) and in between firing excercises I was sleeping on top of the projectiles that were waiting to be placed into the loader.

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My son is the PWN. The high school had an earthquake drill, all the students were to crawl under a desk area (enclosed on three sides kind). He promptly fell asleep, and stayed there quite comfy until the next period, at which time another student came in, then hollored "Hey teacher - there's a kid asleep under my desk!" Yeah, he was a bit embarrassed. 

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All the usual places - classes, meetings, public transport, parties, etc. Also getting most of my tattoos (laying down with that buzzing noise was oddly soothing!), at concerts, at a house party with the music blaring, at concerts (was actually dozing standing up for the last few bands at a festival a few years ago), driving over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Oh and at an outdoor rave in Brighton a few years ago - I just lay down and had a nap. My poor partner had to explain to various police officers that I wasn't drunk or overdosing on drugs, just "a sleepy person" haha

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 Also getting most of my tattoos (laying down with that buzzing noise was oddly soothing!), at concerts, at a house party with the music blaring, at concerts (was actually dozing standing up for the last few bands at a festival a few years ago), driving over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Oh and at an outdoor rave in Brighton a few years ago - I just lay down and had a nap. My poor partner had to explain to various police officers that I wasn't drunk or overdosing on drugs, just "a sleepy person" haha

 

That is funny! I've never had a tattoo myself, but I love watching shows like Ink Master, Tattoo Nightmare, and Bad Ink. The one thing in common seems to be that tattoos are not fun to get, and sometimes really hurt, it is so hard to imagine falling asleep during one. Did the tattoo artist wonder what was wrong - or wonder if you had passed out? I would say I can't imagine dozing while standing up (ok, I personally couldn't) but my son has sworn that has happened to him. 

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Hahaha I think they just figured that I had either passed out or was just in too much pain to talk :P luckily both times the tattoo artist was pretty focused on doing the tattoo, and didn't ask me about it. I wasn't in a very deep sleep, so I woke up as soon as the needle stopped buzzing.

 

Dozing standing up is a pretty common occurrence for me - especially when there are no more seats on the bus and I have to stand up ^_^

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Oh thank you for this. I finally am not the only one...

When I first started modafinil I finally watched an entire movie in one sitting!

-department store isle

-inside the dryer (it was warm and soft)

- concerts

-sports events

-phantom of the opera (it was also one of the most intense cataplexy attacks I've ever had)

-parked in a car to be woken up by someone asking if I was dead

-on strangers shoulders on airplanes (it's not unusual for flight crew to tell me how good I slept)

-waiting rooms

-trying out mattresses

-under my desk (still a great place!)

-getting hair and nails done

-in my food...usually breakfast,..I'm always sticky..:)

-on the stairs too tired to go all the way to bed

- having a nap at Disney truly makes it the happiest place on earth

....almost seems the strangest place might be bed.

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fell asleep at a red light once, cop from cop car behind me says, "oh good you're not dead" at my driver window when I woke up.  said her shift just ended and she thought she was finding me dead and some overtime was on.  pointed to a parking lot said take a nap.  I did.

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Oh how fun!

Back of a motorcycle - might have been hypothermia though, funny story now

Strangers truck - this is where I woke up after apparently being peeled off the motorcycle, dragged into a convenience store, and ultimately laid to rest in volunteer strangers truck

Bottom of ski hill - soooo cozy in the ski suit

Toilets - I think this is actually pretty normal from reading the posts, anyone who napped on a toilet should be tested :)

dressing rooms

floor

under my desk

any nook or cranny not monitored in boot camp

Marching here to there in boot camp

waiting rooms

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Chipolte...in my dorm hallway...on a bus in Romania...in college classrooms...in group therapy....standing up on a bus....standing up on a bus packed like sardines....in the dining hall...outside my high school in the winter.

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My weirdest ones are concerts. The first time was my grandma's orchestra concert in November of 2008. My friend stayed with us for Thanksgiving break, and we went to see her concert since he's a music major. (Excellent flutist.) I drifted off during one of the more quiet sections, then was jerked awake by a blast of horns.

The second one was within the past year. My boyfriend dragged me to a funk concert, and I had a terrible headache. (Plus the band sucked more than usual, if that's possible.) I'm not sure how I did it, between the headache and sound system WAY too intense for the space, but I managed to sack out there, too. But this time he had to wake me up.

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My weirdest ones are concerts. The first time was my grandma's orchestra concert in November of 2008. My friend stayed with us for Thanksgiving break, and we went to see her concert since he's a music major. (Excellent flutist.) I drifted off during one of the more quiet sections, then was jerked awake by a blast of horns.

The second one was within the past year. My boyfriend dragged me to a funk concert, and I had a terrible headache. (Plus the band sucked more than usual, if that's possible.) I'm not sure how I did it, between the headache and sound system WAY too intense for the space, but I managed to sack out there, too. But this time he had to wake me up.

 

Yeah, when I fell asleep at a heavy metal concert (outdoors in the freezing cold rain), standing up, that was a little crazy.

 

I'm sure people there thought I was on drugs or something to be able to sleep through all of that, but OH WELL! ...

 

To a narcoleptic, any sound can be a lullaby... :D

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During a game of DnD...I was playing as an aasimar cleric, platinum blonde hair, pale skin, purple eyes, purple celestial tattoos on half my body, tiny baby angel wings. Draped in a cloak in the middle of a snow storm. Wolves were howling at us in the distance, hunting us.

I start to nod off, I can't help it. My body gets warm and my head is drooping. My friends looks at me like "oh god not again." I'm undiagnosed at this point. Someone whispers and tells me to put my head down. We are all around a table and the next thing I know...

I hear the wolves howling. The snow is blinding my eyes. A dark figure is in the distance.

I open my eyes. My friends are rolling dice. "I roll for perception!" "Seven plus three is ten..."

I hear wolves. White blinds me. The figure is closer, their cloak is billowing, the snow is howling.

"The wolves surround you! Roll for initiative!" My eyes are wide, my friends surround me.

The wind is deafening. The figure is closer and I can see her face. She is beautiful. It's my aasimar, Aine, walking through the storm.

"I hit the wolf for seven damage..."

She's right in front of me. She's almost glowing. She's gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous...

I lift my head. "What did I miss?"

"We killed the wolves, we're in town now."

Falling asleep at DnD was the weirdest thing ever.

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During a game of DnD...I was playing as an aasimar cleric, platinum blonde hair, pale skin, purple eyes, purple celestial tattoos on half my body, tiny baby angel wings. Draped in a cloak in the middle of a snow storm. Wolves were howling at us in the distance, hunting us.

I start to nod off, I can't help it. My body gets warm and my head is drooping. My friends looks at me like "oh god not again." I'm undiagnosed at this point. Someone whispers and tells me to put my head down. We are all around a table and the next thing I know...

I hear the wolves howling. The snow is blinding my eyes. A dark figure is in the distance.

I open my eyes. My friends are rolling dice. "I roll for perception!" "Seven plus three is ten..."

I hear wolves. White blinds me. The figure is closer, their cloak is billowing, the snow is howling.

"The wolves surround you! Roll for initiative!" My eyes are wide, my friends surround me.

The wind is deafening. The figure is closer and I can see her face. She is beautiful. It's my aasimar, Aine, walking through the storm.

"I hit the wolf for seven damage..."

She's right in front of me. She's almost glowing. She's gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous...

I lift my head. "What did I miss?"

"We killed the wolves, we're in town now."

Falling asleep at DnD was the weirdest thing ever.

 

This is the most awesome thing I've read all day. Granted, my day just started, but I'll be hard pressed to beat this.

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During a game of DnD...I was playing as an aasimar cleric, platinum blonde hair, pale skin, purple eyes, purple celestial tattoos on half my body, tiny baby angel wings. Draped in a cloak in the middle of a snow storm. Wolves were howling at us in the distance, hunting us.

I start to nod off, I can't help it. My body gets warm and my head is drooping. My friends looks at me like "oh god not again." I'm undiagnosed at this point. Someone whispers and tells me to put my head down. We are all around a table and the next thing I know...

I hear the wolves howling. The snow is blinding my eyes. A dark figure is in the distance.

I open my eyes. My friends are rolling dice. "I roll for perception!" "Seven plus three is ten..."

I hear wolves. White blinds me. The figure is closer, their cloak is billowing, the snow is howling.

"The wolves surround you! Roll for initiative!" My eyes are wide, my friends surround me.

The wind is deafening. The figure is closer and I can see her face. She is beautiful. It's my aasimar, Aine, walking through the storm.

"I hit the wolf for seven damage..."

She's right in front of me. She's almost glowing. She's gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous...

I lift my head. "What did I miss?"

"We killed the wolves, we're in town now."

Falling asleep at DnD was the weirdest thing ever.

 

 

I agree, I love this post so hard. I'm so glad you joined NN, Colleesi!

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LOL, I've live out video games before in dreams/HH. It's always bizarre, but that takes the cake.

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@Hank- DnD= "Dungeons and Dragons"

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Hahaha, glad I could share with you guys! It was a trip, for sure...jeez, and this qualifies for this forum too, yesterday I fell asleep before my plane took off and the only thing that could wake me up was take-off. In my dream, a man took an iron rod and raised it above his head and brought it down on me, and I jolted awake as the plane started to pick up speed and lift into the air.

(DnD = Dungeons and Dragons, aasimar = half-angel)

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Yeah, when I fell asleep at a heavy metal concert (outdoors in the freezing cold rain), standing up, that was a little crazy.

 

I'm sure people there thought I was on drugs or something to be able to sleep through all of that, but OH WELL! ...

 

To a narcoleptic, any sound can be a lullaby... :D

 

I think you and my son would get along well - he loves heavy metal! Not my cup of tea, but oh well... :)   I don't think he has fallen asleep at a concert yet although he has come close, but I am positive that he has been so tired he didn't mosh, etc. like he would have otherwise. He swears up and down that he loves to fall asleep listening to heavy metal, because it relaxes him. That I will never understand, but he can quite easily sleep through Chelsey Grin, etc. I tell him I would have nightmares if I was listening to that.  :P And yet, he is absolutely the sweetest kid who loves puppies and helps the "special needs" girl in his class with projects while he also hangs with more popular kids. I tell him he lives to defy any expectations - to which he grins and nods happily.  LOL!!!!!!! 

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I fell asleep in a big cardboard box full of foam packing peanuts once. I don't mean as a little kid, I think I was 30 at the time. We'd had something very large delivered to the vet clinic I was working at, and we had the box in the middle of the breakroom because we hadn't gotten around to scooping out all the packing material so that we could break down the box. I was alone in the clinic while everyone else had gone to lunch and got the idea that it would be fun to climb into the box and then pop out of it and scare them when they came back - except instead I curled up and went to sleep. I woke up some time later when I heard people moving around and instead of springing my clever surprise, I emerged groggy, covered in packing peanuts, and looking like a big dork.

 

I guess in retrospect, it was a bit odd that I fell asleep in there. This was almost 20 years ago but I also remember taking naps on the X-ray table on my lunch, and on an empty food shelf once. In fact, me falling asleep in odd places probably goes back to my mid-teens, but I never thought myself as having sleep problems until I started having so much trouble sleeping at night, much later on.

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A colleague once told me I got the job because I was the best of the worst, he was surprised when I said it doesn't surprise me as I fell asleep during the interview.

 

During one to one session with an assistant director at work. Actually usually during meetings at work.

 

At a friends house, was outside playing with their cat, when someone came looking for me I was asleep on my back with the cat asleep on my stomach. Neighbours had been stepping over me.

 

During a presentation at a conference, ended by saying I hoped they found it more interesting than I did.

 

Taking minutes for meetings - I usually run them by someone else to capture what I missed.

 

Worse though was falling asleep during board meetings - not good for the Chair.

 

Fortunately I tend to be good at what I do.

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I think I've generally been pretty "normal" in terms of my sleep places. Generally, on car/bus rides, in class, in a chair, on the floor, in my bed, while splayed over my boyfriend's legs, in the tub. 

My strangest places have been on top of a chest freezer, while browsing the web and sitting, leaning my head into the palm of my hand - I fell face first into my laptop, while talking to my grandmother, and in the shower (there was a little built in seat and figured it was safer than falling asleep in the bathtub). 

 

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