Where Are The Weirdest Places You've Fallen Asleep?
Posted 01 October 2013 - 12:14 AM
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
I may be baptist, but I can totally relate! The "amen" thing is pure genius! My last few years of high school I couldn't stay awake in Sunday school for the life of me, even though it was really interesting. I was constantly in trouble.. I got in contacts with my Sunday school teacher again recently, and when I told him I had been diagnosed with N, he just busted up laughing and said he should have believed me when I swore I was going to bed at a decent hour Saturday night!
Posted 01 October 2013 - 08:44 AM
I've fallen asleep during sex, totally embarrassing..
I've woken up to doing it. Damned automatic behavior.
Posted 01 October 2013 - 04:25 PM
on top washing machine and dryer
dog bed in living room... yeah
boyfriend's neighbor's house while standing up leaning on the wall...
*on boyfriend* during movie *sorry!*
on top of hay bales in multiple locations
in my barn--on top of feed cans
laundry room on counter
middle of gym class
in between classes
in my sleep specialist's waiting room...
in a creek alone, good thing I was leaning on nice rock!!!
bathtub... also good thing I was leaning on something
shower just for a few minutes
swings!! I notoriously fall asleep on swings
at the kitchen table during or right after meals
in between competitive remote sensing and biochemistry rounds at National Science Olympiad...
school bus. every morning for 2 years
Parent Center on the 5th floor of my high school... no one knew I was in there skipping class. Best. Nap. Ever.
couch at church during an art auction
in the tack room at lesson stables saddles are good pillows, nice and ergonomic...
I have yet to fall asleep on a horse, but I have woken up to horse noses in my face as they discover me in a hammock in their field. Waking to foals tickle you with their whiskers. Fun times.
At Yellowstone on buses.
At a rodeo (for a few minutes)
during the ACT not. cool. (only a few minutes though)
during multiple AP exams
in between speaking assignments at State Science Fair AT my presentation board... woke up to 4 JUDGES STANDING BEHIND ME. ahhhhhhhhhhh... SORRY!
Posted 03 October 2013 - 05:19 AM
Also, during a hearing test at work - somehow I passed with flying colors.
Posted 31 October 2013 - 08:38 PM
Probably my craziest place I fell asleep was when I got so sleep deprived in boot camp that I'd fall asleep during marching drills. I'd start to stumble and the guy behind me would kick my feet to wake me up.
Some unusual ones (for "normal" people anyway; probably old hat for most of the people here) :
I've gone to the bathroom at work to nap on the toilet. I've also done the chin-propped-up-on-the-fist pose at my desk at work.
Train ride home from work is usually nap time.
I dozed off during my MRI a couple weeks ago.
I fall asleep during parties at friends houses.
I used to fall asleep at baseball games that my step-dad would take me to when I was a kid.
Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:24 AM
Duran Duran concert back in 2003
While Squeegeeing the storage room floor. I kept cleaning but was stone cold asleep.
Getting a hair cut
Most funny at work in a call center helpbdesk. I apparently correctly trouble shot a modem issue :-)
Completely alseep with eyes open
Posted 05 December 2013 - 08:13 PM
LOL! I think I even remember some sleep paralysis and HH from that experience. But It was just so nonchalant at the time. Like, wow I guess I've been down here awhile, should probably get back to the house now!
I recently went to a small get together with some friends, there was probably 6 of us there. I had brought my ipad mini because I was really engrossed in a book on it. I was all ready super tired. So my boyfriend and I went in and we chatted a bit with people and then I just went and sat on the couch that was off a bit from everyone else, who were primarily in the kitchen area talking. And I was reading, but I fell asleep. And I wasn't sleeping very long but my boyfriend was like "what are you doing?" and I was like "I'm just over here. I'll get up in a minute" haha. But yeah that wasn't really a weird place just an awkward situation. But jeeze sometimes my friends want me to come do these get togethers, and it's usually after a long day of work and I'm just omg what do you want from me!? I need sleep. So sometimes I'll cancel and other times I'll go and end up taking a 15 minute nap during our get together haha.
Posted 06 December 2013 - 12:15 AM
As far as social gatherings go, my friends and family have always been understanding of my brief naps. It has only been recently that it occurred to me that this might be considered odd to some people.
Posted 08 December 2013 - 12:30 PM
On a tree.. we were playing hide n' seek. I overslept the game.. I hate waiting for people to find me!
Oh and I fell asleep getting my first tattoo on my neck.. I was talking halfway.. and gone. I thought that was really weird. I'm sure the artist might have thought so too.
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Posted 01 March 2014 - 07:25 PM
On a roller coaster, at a register at work, and on a cliff face while repelling.
Posted 04 March 2014 - 09:07 PM
I actually dozed off at dinner last night. Wife made the most amazing Mongolian beef (one of my favs) and I fell asleep for a moment talking over dinner with the kids.
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Posted 10 April 2014 - 10:28 AM
I went on a senior trip to NY. Fell asleep everywhere. malls, museums, park benches...Statue of Liberty was probably the most interesting.
Posted 11 April 2014 - 12:29 AM
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....h?v=xybl1qkaOCA) and in between firing excercises I was sleeping on top of the projectiles that were waiting to be placed into the loader.
Posted 16 April 2014 - 03:45 PM
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.
Posted 16 April 2014 - 06:46 PM
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