Why did some people want to fake their sleep? There are many reasons behind this which include
- Possibly they are trying to avoid their chatty friends.
- Maybe they want to keep away from their annoying relatives.
- Maybe they are trying to avoid the conversation with their housemates.
- Possibly they are just tired and wants some rest but, some people do not leave them be.
- Or very likely, they want to pull a prank on their family or cousins.
- Maybe they want to eavesdrop on people to know their secrets.
- One reason maybe it’s their turn to clean the house and do the dishes and, they are not in the mood to do it.
Pretending to be asleep is the best way to keep away from unpleasant events and troublesome people. Therefore, these might be the possible reasons for some people to fake sleep.
So, how to fool people and make them believe that you are not sleeping rather faking it. There are various ways through which you can pose to be asleep. Let’s talk over each point briefly.
CHOOSE A NATURAL POSITION OF SLEEP
Always pick a natural sleeping position. So, no one will doubt that you are faking sleep. Try not to pick up your head. If you naturally sleep on your side, then select that position. In this way, no one will feel dubious about you.
LEAN IN YOUR BED AND BE STILL
Fake sleep can be believable if you stay still and do not move your muscles too much. As in your natural sleeping, you do not move much. Additionally, if someone is watching you, you should not move your body. It will make your sleep perfectly fake.
CLOSE YOUR EYES CALMLY
Remember never to shut your eyes hastily. Never squeeze your eyes because if you want to fake sleep, fake it flawlessly. In natural sleeping, your eyes are never completely at ease.
BREATHE IN A RHYTHMIC WAY
If you want to fake sleep, take steady, deep, and even breath. So, the next person will become certain that you are sleeping. Always count how many times you have breath in and then breathe out the same amount. Repeat the same even breathing process.
EXPERT ADVICE: Marc Kayem, MD, a sleep specialist. He maintained that as we sleep our body function gets slow since our body rests. Therefore, the process of breathing becomes steady and regular. For this reason, if you are faking sleep maintain rhythmic breathing and take a long deep gasp.
RESPOND TO TOUCH OR NOISE
When we are asleep, our body is aware of surrounding noises. Thus, whenever you hear noises or feel that you are being touched by someone react to them. Move your body a little, make gestures that your sleep is disturbed. After responding a little, go back to a relaxed position, maintain breath, and sleep. Make sure not to open your eyes or smirk.
HIDE YOUR HEAD OR COVER FACE
If it is hard for you to control your facial expressions, try covering your head or face with a hat or blanket. By using these techniques, you can grin under your blanket. Nevertheless, keep that in mind, not to blow your fake sleeping.
LAY YOUR FACE DOWN
If you want to secretly listen to your friend’s conversation, try to lay down your face. It is the best way to overhear what they are talking about. You can also try to face the wall and they will never suspect that you are faking sleep.
SLEEP IN FRONT OF THEM
Fall asleep in front of them. In this way, they will never become suspicious of you that you are fake sleeping. If you master this art, then this is a win-win situation for you. They will never question you whether you were sleeping or faking it. Show them like you are struggling with your sleep and, slowly and gradually, you fall asleep.
DROOL AS YOU DO IN YOUR NATURAL SLEEP
When you sleep naturally or you are in your deep sleep, you drool. In natural sleep you never even realize that you are drooling. Do it in your fake sleep as well. It is nasty but, it is one smooth way to make them trust your fake sleep.
To sum up, so far, we have discussed firstly why someone desire to fake sleep. Secondly, we have talked about how to authentically fake sleep, so the other person believes you that you are sleeping. Finally, we have learned how to keep up the same posture of fake sleep the next morning.
Zarqa.G, research scholar and students of MS applied linguistics. She is hardworking and ambitious in her work. She believes that practice makes a man perfect.