If reading makes you sleepy, don't try audio books! I ended up listening to the same chapter from the beginning over and over again because I kept falling asleep but the audio kept going. That's one good thing about a Kindle. If you stop 'turning the page', you don't lose your place.
Haha thought it was just me,have always loved reading since I was a child,even with four children I used to always have a book on the go..but yes,over the last few years it's become difficult as I start to fall asleep after a few pages,it's ok if am in bed..but in the living room,the garden,on a plane, everywhere..it's frustrating!!!
I absolutely have to read in bed at night. It's unimaginable for me not to have at least one book on the go. I can tell when I'm nodding off so close down my trusty kindle. I don't like thrillers or who dunnits so don't feel compelled to keep reading. Sometimes I want to stop so I can savour or go over what I've just read. Some characters stay with you. I've just read a 1932 book by EM Delafield. It's just about a hotel in the south of France and the various residents. I'm still wondering about them all. No big dramas just good writing and interesting characters.
Always, always have a book on the go last thing at night and first thing in the morning are my favourite times to read, although night time reading can vary between a couple of pages and a couple of chapters before the inevitable dropping off kicks in.
The thing that causes me discomfort when I drop off reading in bed is the nose-pieces on my glasses pressing on the bridge of my nose. When DS1 was a toddler, I fell asleep reading Jack and the Beanstalk to him. He was still awake.
*NanaMacGeek Wed 28-Mar-18 21:10:17 If reading makes you sleepy, don't try audio books! I ended up listening to the same chapter from the beginning over and over again because I kept falling asleep but the audio kept going.*
I've done this so many times with audio books. At home I fall asleep and in the car I concentrate on driving and miss bits of what's going on.
My husband did the bedtime stories for our three boys. Story over they settled down to sleep, including him!
He'd reappear around 10pm staggering downstairs half asleep with a stiff kneck from sleeping half in, half out of our youngest toddler's bed.