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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 07-19-2015, 10:48 AM
 
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Every time I slept on the bus I woke up at least an hour too soon (actual time, not time zone time). If it's 1-2 hours I'm sleepy but can't go back to sleep again. Sometimes it's more than 2 hours and I slept again. (I'm not talking about when I had to leave the seat less than 8 hours after falling asleep obviously)


I think the bus just moves and halts too much and the seat's uncomfortable and that gives too many chances to be awakened. Especially when you have to sleep upright cause a stranger's your seatmate.


(I know it's not jet lag cause I've gone to the South and the Heartland twice (though facing the morning sun which rises an hour early makes it worse eastbound)). It can also be hard to fall asleep as early as you usually do.

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Old 07-19-2015, 01:35 PM
 
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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.
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Old 07-19-2015, 01:37 PM
 
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I don't ride Greyhound, but it doesn't seem like rocket science ... You're sleeping in a strange environment that is constantly moving around, with lights flashing by (unless you're wearing a sleep mask), sitting up, with unpredictable temperature conditions and occasional noises. Of course you're not going to sleep as soundly as if you were sleeping at home in your own bed in the dark.
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Old 07-19-2015, 02:08 PM
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I don't know about waking up early but some folk just have trouble sleeping on a Greyhound or other bus. I live in an area where we have few transit option and a lot of college kids so the Greyhound is pretty popular. People usually sleep with or on top of their valuables to prevent theft. I've never had a problem.
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Old 07-19-2015, 02:10 PM
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And yes, I am one of the "type of people who ride Greyhound".
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Old 07-19-2015, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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I would think that this is common to most people sleeping on any kind of transit. It's chaos trying to sleep properly on anything moving at 70 km/h while sitting up right.
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Old 07-19-2015, 04:58 PM
 
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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.
If I'll sleep I'll only carry food and cash to buy food and if I have more that means I'm on the bus from the poker room and try to stay awake. I'm not on that bus often cause I lose a stack often and bring home an extra stack less often. I once fell asleep holding the $200 in my pocket, lol.
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Old 07-19-2015, 05:17 PM
 
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I don't ride Greyhound, but it doesn't seem like rocket science ... You're sleeping in a strange environment that is constantly moving around, with lights flashing by (unless you're wearing a sleep mask), sitting up, with unpredictable temperature conditions and occasional noises. Of course you're not going to sleep as soundly as if you were sleeping at home in your own bed in the dark.
Well, how could I know if extroverts just don't notice this stuff or only extreme extroverts don't? I don't understand extroverts, who knows maybe quiet could make them sleep worse cause the brain isn't getting enough action subliminally.

I guess light sleep in the last hours is not uncommon, then. I've heard the noise even when I'm asleep, and the passengers talking is added to my dream audio lol.

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Old 07-19-2015, 06:34 PM
 
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It has nothing to do with introverts or extroverts. It's basic human sleep cycles.
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Old 07-19-2015, 10:15 PM
 
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I wouldn't expect to sleep on a bus.
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