The stages of falling asleep in lectures.
Stage 1: You are wide awake. Alert, even!
Stage 2: Actually this lecture is a bit boring. Your mind starts to wander.
Stage 3: You get uncomfortable. Lean your head on your arm or slide down in your seat.
Stage 4: Your eyes start to close. Trying to keep them open gets progressively more difficult.
Stage 5: You start pulling weird eye-rolling faces to keep your eyes open.
Stage 6: As well as pulling faces, you start to nod off and your head drops forward, which wakes you up. This happens repeatedly.
**BONUS STAGE**: Managing to keep hold of your pen in a death-grip while falling asleep. Writing gibberish, childlike scrawls, or simply drawing lines over your notes as your hand drops.
Stage 7: You give up on keeping your eyes open. Sure, they're closed, but you're still *listening*, so that's okay.
Stage 8: You are actually asleep.
Stage 9: You wake up in an embarassing fashion. Options include: Snoring yourself awake, dropping something on the floor loudly, twitching in your sleep and splashing yourself with cold coffee, and best of all: not waking up at all until everyone leaves the lecture and steps over you.