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#41 818sis

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 09:31 PM

Fortunately, I was young enough not to fall asleep during the LotR movies! But I do often feel like dozing while on SEPTA.....be it the Market-Frankford Line, Broad Street Line, or Regional Rail.


I've fallen asleep on the Market-Frankford Line before! And the trolley. SEPTA makes me sleepy!

#42 Enginerd

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 12:25 AM

I've fallen asleep on the Market-Frankford Line before! And the trolley. SEPTA makes me sleepy!


Yeah, I'm lucky I had to drive to my sleep specialist appointments (Manayunk); otherwise, I probably would've taken a nap on the train and missed my stop completely. SEPTA makes it too easy, especially with the rhythmic rocking and the spacious 1950s Broad Street Line train cars!

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 04:41 AM

Oh! I think I thought of mine!

I once fell asleep while kneeling at Mass. For those of you who may not be Catholic, during our church service, there is sometimes a period of light music after we receive Communion. In that brief moment I fell asleep, and woke up because one of the priests dropped a metal lid. It was one of those 'look around to see who saw you awaken with a start' moments.



Episcopal here. I fall asleep during post-communion music all the time. And I'm in the choir. I'm glad I don't kneel! I haven't tanked while singing, but I've come pretty close. I realized I was singing nonsense syllables once before I excused myself. Plus dropping music, books, folders, etc.

Best thing to do is cross yourself and play it off. Handy for work, too. If you nod off and think someone saw you, say "Amen," just loudly enough to be heard and go back to work. :-D

#44 818sis

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 09:20 PM

Lol!

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 09:04 PM

I am known for passing out on the toilet.. For years I would go to the bathroom while at work for a nap. Or just a random trip to the bathroom just pass out.

I've fallen asleep mid conversation on a busy street vacationing in miami.

I've fallen asleep during sex, totally embarrassing..

#46 Minnie_Moose

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 12:36 AM

Middle of a NASCAR race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at the finish line. My DH had to catch me from falling off the bleacher seat.

Standing in line at the Winnie the Pooh ride in WDW. Actually, many more too, now that I think about it!

Standing in the middle of thousands of people during the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Magic Kingdom. Lots of excitement, music, special guests, fireworks (this was at noon), but I fell asleep anyway! I don't have cataplexy, so I'm lucky I never fell over!

Every single movie in a theater I've seen for the past 2.5 years, I have fallen asleep in. I only go because I'm taking my kids to see movies for them.

Music concerts

Church- cant imagine what our priest must think :P

Sex, but luckily not too often.

On the back of a Vespa. Scary stuff! DH sold off 3 of his 4 scooters shortly after that. :(

I could go on and on and on... LOL

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 03:02 PM

So to begin the list of odd places or moments I've fallen asleep:
While walking across the kitchen with a plate of food. Needless to say the food was around me when I woke up.
I've fallen asleep while walking up the stairs only to find myself at the bottom again.
I had a full collapse while talking to my supervisor at work. That one was amusing as he just looked at me when I stood back up.
I would sleep while marching to class in Tech School.
Right before I finally got diagnosed last year I would fall asleep anywhere I stopped moving.
One of my favorites was while we were deployed in Afghanistan. If I was not physically moving I was sleeping, on the bus, during attacks, while working.
Other than the marching I've had a few episodes of the non-vol movements. I've definately taken an entire test in my sleep, unfortunately I failed by 4 points.
The one that amuses me the most happened just last night, probably why I find it as funny as I do. I spent about 5 minutes trying to open a door to let my dog out. I had to have locked and unlocked the door some 20 times before I finally did it in the right combination to let her out.

Thankfully my wife deals with my issues as it is wreaking havok with my sanity right now due to extreme stress and anger with work. Being unsure of how you're going to take care of your family is such a hard thing to deal with. I never thought it would be so bad, but it's just horrible.

Oh Yeah! I fell asleep during a PT test a little ways back. It's near impossible to stay awake every time I would lay down to start doing crunches. The waiting part is the worst as it causes you to lose what little energy you have.

#48 doctahjay

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 10:56 PM

lol i love this thread!

1. second row at a Steelers game
2. on a slot machine at a casino
3. in a gaylord (anyone who ever worked in a factory knows this is a HUGE cardboard box...)

#49 purpley

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 10:53 AM

Well, all the usual places, of course! Lots of places that any "normal" person would fall asleep if they were sleep-deprived, except that I do it even after a good night's sleep. In classes, lectures, conferences, you name it. The subway is a given. Waiting rooms. Hair salon, multiple times. Basically, if I'm sitting down and not mentally active, unless it's first thing in the morning or have very recently taken my meds, I'm a goner.

Definitely planes, trains, and automobiles. Scariest place, I've already posted -- riding on the back of a motorcycle, with no sissy bar. Thank god the driver felt my helmet hit her back as I nodded off, and she pulled over before I could go *splat*. Weirdest? Probably the back seat of an open jeep on safari in the Serengeti. On dirt roads, incredibly bumpy, not enough padding on the seats, incredible scenery, very sunny day -- and I still managed it. That one definitely impressed my traveling companions.

I also fell asleep during my recent ten-year professional recertification exam. That didn't even occur to me as potentially unusual until yesterday. However, after an informal poll of a few close colleagues, I can now say with confidence that this is officially (in my little circle) designated as strange. Who knew? :blush:

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:57 PM

This is probably kind of normal, but sleeping in class. However, there was a lot of drooling going on. Falling asleep/drooling in public has happened multiple times. :D :blink:

I try my best not to fall asleep using public transportation because there are a lot of crazy people out there, but I fight the naps there, otherwise I would probably be sleeping/drooling there, too. :D

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:56 AM

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#52 MeanJeanSoSleepy

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:56 PM

I've fallen asleep in three really strange places...

- At a loud bar while music was playing.
- I used to work at a Nuclear Power Plant and would fall asleep in the containment building on one of my shifts. I used to hide behind a wall with a tarp so that I wouldn't get caught...
- Most interesting place though, would be when I was a dental assistant and would assist for long procedures; i would always fall asleep sitting up while assisting on patients.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:57 AM

I've fallen asleep in three really strange places...

- At a loud bar while music was playing.
- I used to work at a Nuclear Power Plant and would fall asleep in the containment building on one of my shifts. I used to hide behind a wall with a tarp so that I wouldn't get caught...
- Most interesting place though, would be when I was a dental assistant and would assist for long procedures; i would always fall asleep sitting up while assisting on patients.


The bar doesnt surprise me actually. If I'm having a sleep attack, one beer has the effect of like 3 shots of Jack.

#54 CATxi

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:23 PM

before i was diagnosed i was in the airforce....i fell asleep while i was marching! ive also drivin across a couple cities while i was asleep for 45 mins, it felt like someone picked me up and put me soomewhere else, i dont even remeber waking up.

 

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:34 AM

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#56 CATxi

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:04 AM

wow lol i feel like i should have figured that out by myself..haha thank you



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:00 PM

Oh yes, this is an interesting one for sure. I have to agree with what i saw above. I've fallen asleep SEPTA rides quite a few times. But there are two that stick out the most. One being mid sentence in the middle of an explanation of a job to a coworker. And the other being in the middle if an Al Anon meeting (for family members of alcoholics)

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:10 AM

I love these stories.

I've fallen asleep in all of the usual "N" places: car, class, plane, etc. before I was diagnosed, I fell asleep at all of my GP appts (which promptly gets you sent to the sleep specialist, win for me!) I've slept through MRIs and dental work.

I would guess my weirdest was in the ice bar in Vegas, the coats they give you are so cozy warm!

The scariest was when I was on the toilet, I fell over apparently and woke up aching next to a pool of blood crammed between the toilet and the bathtub! Then I couldn't figure out where the blood was from, and was so tired and sore I just crawled into bed.

(Very glad I'm not the only person who fell asleep during sex! When my hubby made a comment about it the next day, I thought he was joking!)

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 12:13 PM

Years ago- on the first warm Saturday of spring- I was cycling from the Lincoln Memorial to Mt. Vernon along the Potomac. I stopped for a water break and sat on the river bank to enjoy the view for a minute. I woke up 1 1/2 hours later with a bad sun burn. Worse yet, I had my sun glasses and helmet on, so I had ridiculous "raccoon eyes" and a white forehead. My office mates had a fun time with that on Monday.

Another time, I was on the coast of northern Maine (down east). I was having some breakfast down on the rocks enjoying the coast. When I woke up, it was high tide. I was 20 feet from shore and surrounded by water on my own tiny island. I had to swim back in my clothes with my coffee cup and camera.

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 10:52 PM

One of the mats in my weight lifting class, the toilet (I'll blame the alcohol for that one ;)), walking to clinic, multiple bars, and my family members. There are some funny pictures of me as a kid passed out on my dad's shoulders. :)