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Old 02-07-2010, 10:42 PM
 
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even if the book subject is something I am really into, it doesn't take long for me to lose focus in just 2 mins or so and if I continue, I start getting sleepy and end up reading the same parts again then when I can't take it anymore I stop reading until the next week and the same thing happens,

what should I do so I can last at least 1hour without feeling like this while reading? I'm not focus enough.
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:17 PM
 
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Maybe you need glasses...are you reading at night? You could try reading earlier in the day. Maybe read more often than once a week I try to read every day...yesterday I read for 6 hours!!!
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Sudcaroland
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Has it always been like that? If not, maybe you should ask a doctor, there can be a cause to your lack of focus.
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:49 AM
 
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Duno. If im into a book ill read like 5 chapters and not even realize it. Ill look up and realize its 3 hours later.
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Do you only read in bed, late at night? You might have inadvertently trained yourself that reading=sleep, so as soon as you pick up a book you get sleepy. Read sitting upright during the day for a short time, and then gradually increase your reading time.
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Land of Enchantment
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Sorry, I can't help you. I've never had that problem. My problem is putting the book down to get other things done!
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Old 02-10-2010, 02:44 PM
 
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How much sleep do you normally get? If you're chronically sleep-deprived, sitting very still doing anything passive, like reading or watching TV, might make you drowsy.
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Old 02-10-2010, 03:06 PM
 
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Could be a variety of things health related as already mentioned. One other thing that effects people's focus and makes them easily sleepy is untreated diabetes. And no, you don't have to be obese, overweight or out of shape to have it...
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Old 02-11-2010, 09:37 PM
 
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I've had this happen to me on occasion. I agree that it's most likely sleep-deprivation that's the cause. Another cause could be trying to read too slowly. I'm naturally a rather slow reader, but I find that when I force myself to read faster, I actually stay more focused and retain quite a bit more.
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Old 02-12-2010, 04:28 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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Don't read in bed or laying down, don't read near bedtime or after sunset (or at least make sure you're not reading in low light), make sure you're getting enough sleep.
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