Gordonsmall From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2001, 2236 posts, RR: 20 Posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3419 times:
I was struggling to stay awake by the time I got home from work last night, following a weekend of socialising and working which left me having had about 7 hours sleep in 4 days.
I thought I'd have a bit of an early night for a change, and planned to be asleep by about 11 o'clock and hopefully sleep through till about 7-ish this morning. So, with my plans well made I decided that I'd have a bath to relax, which is a rare occurrence for me as I normally only have time to dive into the shower for a minute or two, but alas I found the time last night and dived into a bath just after 9 o'clock .......
.... and woke up 5 1/2 hours later, freezing cold and shriveled up like a prune!
To make matters worse I was wide awake by that time and didn't sleep again all night.
Has anyone else ever been so blatantly stupid as to fall asleep in the bath?
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JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3220 times:
Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 6): That's what happens when you live in Scotland and your bog and bath are both in the 'outhouse', next to the coal shed!
Presumably he dragged the bath indoors and fillled it from the kettle in front of the roaring candle in the living room. Very Nanny Ogg.
I love baths, they're very relaxing - but I read in the bath, so I've never fallen asleep. Used to drive my family nuts when I was young and lived at home (hehe !). I think the Japanese have the best idea for baths, wash off first and then luxuriate in a giant pool for hours - bliss ! One day I shall go to Japan and read in a huge outdoor rock-lined batch. Just because I can !
LAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3197 times:
I had similar problems, especially when just sitting in the Tub with Hot water, really makes you sleepy. I dont do that anymore, dont have time and seriously it is dangerous like Springbok mentioned, so be careful.
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OceansWorld From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3190 times:
Yes, I've already fallen asleep in my bath. Sometimes for two hours and stayed in the same position the 2 hours. As the bath tube is not long enough to fit me in my whole length, I'll hardly drown. It's nice to fall asleep in some warm water. Probably it reminds me another time of my life I've experienced more than 30 years ago... Almost always feel at home in the water, except when it comes to breathe below the surface.
Gotta say though, that I've fallen asleep in the tub many times. Mine is narrow, so it doesn't allow me to lean over and drown.
I have worse drowning scares from inhaling my own drool whilst I'm sleeping.
I sit down with the shower on and lean my head on the wall. The shower spray doesn't hit my head and i listen to the radio. The radio station plays a song at the same time every morning and when that song is done i get out.
EGBJ From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 498 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3111 times:
Quoting Walter747 (Reply 20): I sit down with the shower on and lean my head on the wall. The shower spray doesn't hit my head and i listen to the radio. The radio station plays a song at the same time every morning and when that song is done i get out.
Affirmative. I can't sleep when flying, and I had been really sick the day before. Had been up for somewhere between 45-50 hours, got to my hotel in Madrid, ran some water in the tub (it was -20F when I left Vermont and 83F when I landed in Madrid), climbed in, and woke up 2-3 hours later. Went out, bought some sandals, some meds, some food, came back to the hotel, and went back to sleep.
Happened again in Granada the next day. And a couple times back home in Dallas.
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: Can be dangerous too. Watch it. regds MEL
: OR You rest your head against the corner so if you slip, you bang your head...knock youself out...and drown.
: Fell asleep in the tub after drinking heavily, wife had run it for herself and it was still warm when I got in. Next morning, so freaking cold, all d
: Haven't bathed for over 10 years Fell asleep in my shower once, though, and slept over an hour with the water running. College... those were the days
: I've done it once, but only for like 30mins or so. Not 5 hrs. That's hilarious though!