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Old 04-13-2014, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Wayward Pines,ID
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When I was younger I *never* had the slightest tendency to nod off while reading this forum. But I swear the older I get the more likely I am to find myself sliding into that "dozing" state and it doesn't even matter what the thread is about. :-/




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Old 04-13-2014, 07:12 PM
 
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I do not nod off but I have always found it a good way to settle down before sleeping by reading for perhaps 30 minutes.
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Old 04-13-2014, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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When I was younger I *never* had the slightest tendency to nod off while reading this forum. But I swear the older I get the more likely I am to find myself sliding into that "dozing" state and it doesn't even matter what the thread is about. :-/




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Clever, but there is a very serious zinger in there and it DOES matter what the thread is about. An excellent commentary hiding behind a spoof.
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Old 04-14-2014, 06:57 PM
 
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During baseball season I will stay up late east coast time to watch the dodgers. When fighting sleep I will often go to the computer and go online and hit the net trying to fight off sleep. Failure has left me asleep in CD , sometimes in the middle of typing .
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Florida
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When I was younger I *never* had the slightest tendency to nod off while reading this forum. But I swear the older I get the more likely I am to find myself sliding into that "dozing" state and it doesn't even matter what the thread is about. :-/




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The level of the seriousness of this issue can be ascertained by the number of small square dents that are on your forehead.
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:12 AM
 
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Gads, I read the title of this and thought (in a senior moment) "didn't we just talk about this and where are all the comments". Then I realized that now you are talking about reading and the other post was about TV. Life is too confusing ! No, I never fall asleep reading as it is too engaging. When I read fiction, the story goes thru my mind like a movie and depending on the novel, it is so entertaining, I stay up all night reading, closing one eye, then the other alternately, using eye drops and the such.
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:20 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Nodding off while reading retirement forum....
I find other certain forums much more 'noddable' than the Retirement Forum

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No, I never fall asleep reading as it is too engaging. When I read fiction, the story goes thru my mind like a movie and depending on the novel, it is so entertaining, I stay up all night reading, closing one eye, then the other alternately, using eye drops and the such.
And on the other hand, I keep a very boring unengaging book by my bedside for the nights that I can't sleep. Very soporific.
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:34 PM
 
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And on the other hand, I keep a very boring unengaging book by my bedside for the nights that I can't sleep.
That's my personal insomnia remedy.
Just last week finished The Goldfinch. At 700+ pages, it served me for many weeks. The Russian Mafia portions were especially effective.
Am now working through Lauren Bacall's autobiography. It's much shorter but only 6-7 pages does the trick. Who knew that the heyday of Hollywood glamour could be recounted in such a tediously unimaginative manner?

It's middle of the day and I'm getting drowsy now just thinking about those two books..
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