I have this problem for a while, but of short it is becoming problematic.
When I read a book for maybe 10min my eyes get very heavy and I fall asleep all the time. I thought it might be because I didn't sleep enough, but today I sleep about 10h per evening. I thought maybe it was the food I ate and I'm still trying stuff out, but nothing yet had any effect. I eat fairly regular, with the occasional snack. I also started drinking tea to keep me awake, but it hasn't been working much..
I'm getting a bit desperate. Are there any people who have the same problem. I work in IT and for my current internship I need to read a lot and sometimes I get caught sleeping on the job, which is never a good thing.
I read something about prisma glasses may help with reading. Does anyone have any experience with that? Is there maybe something I need to change in my eating habits? Please share anything you know about this topic.
asked Oct 17 '12 at 10:11
I think the reason this is happening is because you may be going past words you either don't know the meaning of or have the incorrect definition for the word. This can be noticed by yawning a lot while reading and of course falling asleep.
Keep a dictionary handy and whenever you catch yourself yawning, go over the last few sentences or paragraphs you read and look for a word you think you may not fully understand.
Look up the definition and do a couple sentences with the word. Then go back and read over that section again.
Keep yourself interested in what you're reading. Think about how you will use this data and how you can apply it to your life.
Tip: When I started doing this, I realized there were a lot of words I just didn't know or thought I knew but didn't. Even small words like "the", "and", even "a". I never defined the word "the". Those small words have so many meanings and are used in so many ways. English is sometimes a difficult language when one word can have so many meanings.
answered Oct 17 '12 at 10:42