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People are terrified for man sailing Pacific Ocean as he shows how he sleeps

People are terrified for man sailing Pacific Ocean as he shows how he sleeps

Some even said it was making them 'nervous'

Now if you were sailing across an ocean, one thing that might not cross your mind is sleeping.

I mean the thought itself is terrifying enough to keep you up all the many nights it would take to cross the vast body of water.

But Luke, a former school music teacher, has taken people on a brave and daunting journey and is documenting his travel in a sail boat across the Pacific Ocean.

He is probably out there right now recording content for his TikTok page, where he goes by the username 'sailing_songbird'.

Interestingly enough, Luke highlighted just how difficult it is to actually get some rest while sailing - particularly on a 'rough' night.

But Luke, a former school music teacher, has taken people on a brave and daunting journey, documenting his travel in a sail boat. (Getty Stock Image)
But Luke, a former school music teacher, has taken people on a brave and daunting journey, documenting his travel in a sail boat. (Getty Stock Image)

Showing where he sleeps, he showed just how much tossing and turning occurs - and it's even more than you are thinking.

Speaking to the camera he said: “People want to know what its like sleeping on a small sailboat in the middle of the pacific.

“It’s night 18, sailing across the Pacific alone and when there’s high seas this is what it’s like to sleep.”

The sailor then showed he is pretty much tossed from one side to the other back and forth, hitting the wall of his cabin and the side of his bed constantly.

I imagine it's a similar sensation to what your head feels like on a major hangover.


He even offered some handy tips on reducing the sway - in case you were planning a trip across the Pacific Ocean.

Luke explained that ‘wedging’ yourself before you got to sleep is pretty important and can help reduce you from ‘flying around everywhere’.

He said that he wasn’t even exaggerating how much he is swung from side to side and told his followers to be thankful for a flat bed.

“I would pay a pretty penny for a flat bed right now, goodbye, wish me luck,” he closed the video.

And social media users in the comment admitted they would find this particularly stressful - never mind the added stress of trekking across an ocean.

Looks nice doesn't it? (Getty stock image)
Looks nice doesn't it? (Getty stock image)

“I would be so sick and my anxiety of sinking while asleep would torture me,” one user wrote.

“The constant thought of the boat being so close to tipping over legit every time it turns to the side makes me not wanna do this,” another commented.

While a third said it made them 'nervous', adding: "So do you just trust that you aren’t going to get taken by a huge rogue wave? How does this work?"

Others simply suggested a hammock might mitigate all the swaying, though trying to use a hammock in a huge storm doesn't sound like a good time either.

Yeah, I'll skip on this one.

Featured Image Credit: Tiktok/Sailing Songbird

Topics: TikTok, Travel

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