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View Poll Results: Do you usually wake up too early on Greyhound?
Yes 3 75.00%
No 1 25.00%
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Old 07-29-2015, 07:46 AM
 
Location: the Permian Basin
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I'm riding Greyhound as I type.

Unless you're a sound sleeper, the motion of the bus is likely to wake you up before your body would normally wake itself.

The fact that Greyhound buses are not sleeper buses means that you're trying to sleep in a somewhat vertical position, which in and of itself is not conducive to restful sleep. Also, two hours of moving sleep is roughly equivalent to one hour of stationary sleep, so when you wake from napping on Greyhound, you're not likely to feel refreshed and well-rested.
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Old 07-29-2015, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Ouachita Mtns of Arkansas
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The last time that I rode in a Greyhound bus the driver was scaring me so much there's no way I could have gone to sleep.
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Old 07-30-2015, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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In addition to the other reasons already given, another issue that's going to interfere with your sleep is the subconscious fear of oversleeping and missing your stop. Thus, your body overcompensates and wakes you up too early.
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Old 07-31-2015, 06:33 AM
 
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empty man;40624762]In addition to the other reasons already given, another issue that's going to interfere with your sleep is the subconscious fear of oversleeping and missing your stop. Thus, your body overcompensates and wakes you up too early.[/quote]

I know about that, my last trip I fell asleep in the Philly metro and when I woke up in the same metro area the cabin suddenly has its lights on with everyone in front of me gone and I can't instantly rule out Pittsburgh being that dark. Then I decide it strains disbelief too much that the bus lights could make Pittsburgh look like a Bob Ross set, even underground with black walls (which I had never seen BTW, black bus station walls) so there's just no streetlights or rest stop signs etc. in front of the bus that's all and I go back to sleep.

I didn't realize how slow the Pennsylvania Turnpike speed limit was either, it's pre-Interstate and grandfathered from Interstate standards. I thought Pittsburgh and Philly were closer in hours. So many mountainous twists and turns, I'd never been on it before.

This still happened though when oversleeping the stop was impossible.
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Old 08-01-2015, 04:57 AM
 
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Given the type of people who ride Greyhound, I wouldn't allow myself to fall asleep if I ever had the misfortune of riding one.
The type of people depend on which part of the country one is in. In the Northeast people of all types ride Greyhound buses. But I think it is hard to fall asleep while riding a bus and one doesn't really know who else is with you on the bus in any case.
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