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#1 Posted : Wednesday, October 25, 2017 11:58:50 PM(UTC)
Does anyone else experience this whilst playing racing games? Doesn't matter if it's gran turismo 4, forza motorsport 7, etc.
Without fail, I get sleepy really fast.


It makes me think of Jesse from Fast and Furious (2001) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UpuhUBeZ4M
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#2 Posted : Thursday, October 26, 2017 11:25:21 AM(UTC)
Forza isn't as bad as some others.

In fact, I used to play Tokyo Extreme Racer, just to make myself tired. The droning did the trick about 10 minutes in each time.


Sad truth though, this makes driving long distances IRL pretty difficult. If you want to be a truck driver when you grow up, you might want to check into something else.
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#3 Posted : Thursday, October 26, 2017 11:32:12 AM(UTC)
If you get sleepy really fast from racing games, they probably aren't the games for you.
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#4 Posted : Thursday, October 26, 2017 11:33:36 AM(UTC)
I feel that effect when trying to read books outdoors (on the beach etc). I haven't been made sleepy by the game, but certainly have played past when I should be in bed and on more than one occasion have been woken up by the controller rumbling in my hand as the car goes off track during a race.
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#5 Posted : Thursday, October 26, 2017 11:39:12 AM(UTC)
that's the feel i had after few minutes on horizon games
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#6 Posted : Thursday, October 26, 2017 11:41:01 AM(UTC)
Only if I'm playing late in the night. Otherwise, nah.

But of course, I literally only have my PS4 and Xbox One FOR racing games, I don't really play anything else so it's safe to say I'm more than interested when I pick the controller up.

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#7 Posted : Thursday, October 26, 2017 11:47:36 AM(UTC)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sopite_syndrome

Also, turn the motion blur off in games.

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#8 Posted : Thursday, October 26, 2017 12:03:10 PM(UTC)
Never get tired from playing driving games,i did however play for 10 hrs straight once,when I went to drive my car to the store,i seen 3 roads instead of 1,i went back home until it went away,never play that long,its not good for you.
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#9 Posted : Thursday, October 26, 2017 12:36:27 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: NightPaws7 Go to Quoted Post
Does anyone else experience this whilst playing racing games? Doesn't matter if it's gran turismo 4, forza motorsport 7, etc.
Without fail, I get sleepy really fast.


It makes me think of Jesse from Fast and Furious (2001) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UpuhUBeZ4M


I have the same issue could be something simple or could be a sign of something dangerous to your health.

I have sleep apnea and would be fully rested and would fall asleep on many forza games until I was diagnosed and treated. Check with your doctor or at least read up on sleep disorders just in case.

Now I only nod off when playing instead of sleeping.
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#10 Posted : Thursday, October 26, 2017 12:47:53 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: andrOOrdna Go to Quoted Post
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sopite_syndrome

Also, turn the motion blur off in games.


Motion blur? Never heard of it. Where can you do that in FM7?
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#11 Posted : Thursday, October 26, 2017 1:01:08 PM(UTC)
I'll get drowsy if I'm driving continuously on the same track for too long. When I set the race length to Long it's been just a bit too long, and I started to get drowsy in the last couple of laps. Endurance races are the bane of my existence.
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#12 Posted : Thursday, October 26, 2017 1:33:23 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Rindarko Go to Quoted Post

Motion blur? Never heard of it. Where can you do that in FM7?


On PC options->video->advanced->motion blur quality [off]
On console you can't do that and I'm not sure, if it is enabled there (probably at some degree it is). Maybe One X will bring those options to console as well.
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#13 Posted : Thursday, October 26, 2017 1:40:40 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: NightPaws7 Go to Quoted Post
Does anyone else experience this whilst playing racing games? Doesn't matter if it's gran turismo 4, forza motorsport 7, etc.
Without fail, I get sleepy really fast.


It makes me think of Jesse from Fast and Furious (2001) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UpuhUBeZ4M


yes! I was wondering if It was just from getting older or what, I first noticed it 3 years ago while playing grid autosport and for some reason it doesn't happen on any of the need for speeds or forza horizons, just track based racing games.

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#14 Posted : Thursday, October 26, 2017 1:43:02 PM(UTC)
Depends on the motorsport in question. Time can go quicker than you think when putting a few extra races in. I was playing FM7 for about 4 hours then headed into DIRT 4 and that nagging nancy spineless co-driver bumping his gums on a 14-mile stage would keep anyone awake but it does tend to keep you alert constantly being told what to do compared to hitting the track round and round on your lonesome.
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#15 Posted : Thursday, October 26, 2017 1:45:19 PM(UTC)
I got the same.

Dunno if it's that "Sopite Syndrom" or more of a feeling of being hypnotised, running in circle when i know the track by heart.
It's like my brain halfly disconnects and i'm finding myself following the track without even thinking about it, like mechanically.
... Then i get off track and suddently focus again lol

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#16 Posted : Thursday, October 26, 2017 1:52:15 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Yopfraize Go to Quoted Post
I got the same.

Dunno if it's that "Sopite Syndrom" or more of a feeling of being hypnotised, running in circle when i know the track by heart.
It's like my brain halfly disconnects and i'm finding myself following the track without even thinking about it, like mechanically.
... Then i get off track and suddently focus again lol


I nod off like a heroin addict, its just briefly though
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#17 Posted : Thursday, October 26, 2017 1:56:17 PM(UTC)
Don't play in a dark room. Have a 40W lamp turned on next to you. I know it might lower the intensity of the game and make it more difficult to see the track during night races, but it helps. Just turn the racing line on for night races. Forza 7, being darker than Forza 5 and 6 doesn't help matters.
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#18 Posted : Thursday, October 26, 2017 2:00:05 PM(UTC)
I'm always tired these days - I could nod off while a lion chewed my foot off. I actually think I'm probably slightly more alert than normal while playing.
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#19 Posted : Thursday, October 26, 2017 8:52:05 PM(UTC)
I can normally play for 4 to 5 hours (couple breaks here and there) with no drowsiness but the last week or two I've noticed on longer races and specifically endurance races I was closing my eyes on the longest straightaways and struggling to stay wake and finish the race. My girlfriend tells me I should take naps that lots of retired folks (I'm retired 18 months) take a nap every afternoon. I have tried to take a nap and nothing happens brain just won't shut down unless I'm very sick or something. So couple days ago it happens again and I'm like what the hell, then it dawns on me I just took two allergy pills, I investigate and sure as **** my girlfriend bought a different allergy (Benadryl) medicine and it caused my drowsiness. But hey who knows maybe a cocktail with lunch and quick nap before the next long race might be the ticket.
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#20 Posted : Thursday, October 26, 2017 11:13:03 PM(UTC)
I know NASCAR puts me to sleep.
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#21 Posted : Friday, October 27, 2017 3:27:39 AM(UTC)
Low light, droning sound of the engine, etc - It happens to a lot of people. Especially if you're playing for an extended period of time.
More likely to happen after a long day of work, if you didn't sleep well the night before, etc.
Like almost everything else in life; be sure you're getting enough sleep, eating well, exercising, etc.

Could be Sopite or it could be something as simple as you've distracted your brain enough to not think about the daily things that cause you stress.
This is allows parts of your brain to "quiet down" which will result in relaxation and for some - drowsiness or somnolence.
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#22 Posted : Tuesday, November 21, 2017 12:53:56 PM(UTC)
Iam getting really sleepy on last months. 1 or 2 races max and I feel how my eyes are geting heavier. No problem with other racing games like FH3 etc.
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#23 Posted : Tuesday, November 21, 2017 1:04:26 PM(UTC)
Remind me not to let you drive when I'm in the car.
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#24 Posted : Tuesday, November 21, 2017 1:50:12 PM(UTC)
I don't get properly sleepy but I find extra long or endurance races extremely relaxing. It almost feels like a zen moment when you've stopped thinking entirely yet set the best lap of your life.
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#25 Posted : Tuesday, November 21, 2017 1:53:02 PM(UTC)
I do get sleepy if I'm playing at night, but it's mostly while waiting...and waiting...and waiting for the tracks to load.
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