How to Sleep in Class: 15 Steps
In today’s fast-paced world, stress and lack of sleep often go hand-in-hand. Sometimes, it’s just too tempting to catch a wink in class during a monotonous lecture. However, sleeping in class is frowned upon and can land you in trouble if caught. Here are 15 steps to help you sleep in class without getting noticed:
1. Choose your seat wisely: Select a spot near the back or at an angle where the teacher struggles to make direct eye contact with you.
2. Sit behind a taller person: If possible, sit behind someone taller than you, which will create a natural barrier and hide you from the instructor’s sight.
3. Keep a notebook or textbook open: Have your textbook or notes visible on your desk to create an illusion of being engaged in the material.
4. Perfect your sleeping posture: Lean forward and rest your head on one arm while using the other hand to hold a pen—giving the impression that you’re actively taking notes.
5. Wear sunglasses or glasses with dark lens: If it’s sunny or bright inside the classroom, wearing sunglasses might not seem out of place and can hide your closed eyes.
6. Master nodding off slowly: Practice slowly nodding off so that it isn’t sudden and noticeable.
7. Keep minimal movement: Avoid excessive movements like tossing, turning, or snoring while asleep—these will draw unwanted attention!
8. Use bathroom breaks strategically: Take bathroom breaks when necessary for a quick power nap, but don’t overdo it—teachers will pick up on frequent long absences.
9. Nap during low-stakes activities: Choose moments when the class is relatively inactive, such as silent reading time or independent work.
10. Avoid sleepy appearances: Keep wet wipes handy to wipe away drool and rejuvenate your face when waking up.
11. Develop your poker face: If you do get caught, act clueless and pretend that you were deep in thought about the lesson.
12. Learn your teacher’s habits: If your instructor always checks assignments at a specific time, avoid napping during those periods.
13. Form alliances: Befriend classmates who can help keep an eye out for approaching teachers or wake you if necessary.
14. Set internal or external alarms: Using a gentle vibration setting on a smartwatch or carefully timed alarms on your phone can help you avoid sleeping for too long.
15. Be prepared with an excuse: Think of potential excuses, such as feeling faint or feeling unwell, should a teacher confront you about your sleeping habits.
Please remember that sleep is crucial for retention and academic success; consistently sleeping in class will hinder your progress. Try to catch up on sleep outside the classroom and use these steps as a last resort!