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Tips For Reading Without Falling Asleep by Kunlexic(m): 6:57am On Jun 22, 2016
[b]Winding down with a good book can be very
relaxing—but what happens when it's too relaxing?
Sometimes you want to dig into a book to pass
them time, but you don't want to drift off to sleep!
Whether you're comfy on your couch, traveling on
an airplane or subway, or sitting at work or school,
you want to be able to consume a few paragraphs
without dozing off.
It seems I'm not the only one with this problem!
Here are some great suggestions from community
members to help you enjoy a few chapters instead
of the back of your eyelids:
• Go mobile. - Reading on our smart phones,
laptops or tablets helps to keep eyes dilated,
alert and focused. Being online usually
requires more interaction so our bodies are
less likely to shut down and enter into energy
saving mode.

• Multi-tasking reading. - If you're dozing off
while reading, you're likely a multi-tasker and
your body is used to doing several things at
once to keep energized and awake. Try mutli-
tasking when reading—like taking notes while
reading a textbook, listen to music while
taking in a good book, or ride a stationary bike
while skimming through a magazine.

• Take breaks and digest. - Read small sections
at a time, then take a break, think about what
you read so it sticks, and then go back and
read another small section. It will take more
time to get through a book but this method
will help keep you awake, whil
e still consuming the information.

•Keep your head up. With books and
electronics, we tend to look down to read,
which relaxes our bodies and slows our
breathing, helping us drift off to sleep. Try
reading at eye level, keeping your chin level
with the ground, to stay alert.

•Stay active. - Reading usually takes a lot of
work from your eyes and brain, but not so
much from the rest of your body. To help you
body stay awake, tap your foot or hand, shake
your leg, or chew a piece of gum to stay active
and occupied while reading.

• Make a visit to the eye doctor.- If you are not
wearing glasses or contacts, or have an
outdated prescription, it's possible that your
eyes could be working in overdrive to focus.
Having the right prescription will put less of a
strain on your eyes and help you stay awake
while reading.

•Embrace noise and light.- Read in a setting
that is almost distracting just enough to keep
you awake, but not enough to actually distract
you from your reading! Make sure your
reading area is well lit, and there is an element
of background noise to keep your mind and
body alert.

Source: www.healthcentral.com/sleep-disorders/c/1259/3520/read-asleep/

Cc: lalasticlala,Sissy3, dominique and ishilove
Re: Tips For Reading Without Falling Asleep by rummeh: 7:06am On Jun 22, 2016
Thanks for the info..

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