I am sure most of us will have some experience of dropping off to sleep in the wrong place or at the incorrect moment. We may have been at a boring meeting or convention, struggled to listen as someone droned on uninspirationally, seen ourselves semi-dozing in a room that has been or overly warm, or believed we’d overindulged at dinner. I’ve regularly had to rewind my TV because of falling asleep before the end of this programme! A number of these situations are understandably sleep-inducing. When a speaker or trainer produces their language at a monotone, arranges each session to continue interrupted without a break or has a boring message to send their important information might be missed as the audience struggles to concentrate on hearing it. Breaking presentations and seminars into bite-sized chunks, perhaps including interactive segments, a picture or any varied personal work can help in keeping everyone’s interest alert. It’s also important to be aware that should you regularly drift off in the wrong place it can be a sign that all’s not very well; yet there could be a health condition, perhaps you are feeling low, gloomy, are doing too much, or will need to carry more personal time. If you find that you simply can’t stop yourself out of regularly decreasing asleep and find it tough to keep awake it may be a good idea to arrange a check-up with your physician. Medication, diabetes and other health conditions might need to get diagnosed and treated promptly. Also, do you will need to consider if you’re getting enough sleep, then the right quality and are going to bed early.

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