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rangerr's avatar

Why is laying on the bathroom floor so comfortable when you're sick?

Asked by rangerr (15765points) January 18th, 2010

^ Pretty much it.

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ella's avatar

cause the floor is cold, and typically when you’re sick, you either have a fever or at least feel feverish.

Flo_Nightengale's avatar

Because it is easier to gain access to the Porcelin Bowl…....

trumi's avatar

Oh s*** we all answered at the same time with the same thing… better say something snarky

Because cleaning supplies widen your nostrils which lets more oxygen go to your brain! Same reason I huff em. It’s for my health.

Cruiser's avatar

Because you are secure in knowing your bed is safe from any mess that may come your way during your bathroom excursion.

faye's avatar

Proximity to toilet, cool, water nearby, towel for my head. Plus I always feel good right after the puking so for those few minutes..

La_chica_gomela's avatar

Gross, I’ve never wanted to lie down in the bathroom.

faye's avatar

I don’t think my bathroom floor is “dirty”. No men spraying here!

ItalianPrincess1217's avatar

The security of knowing the toilet is only a lunge away in case of emergency.

DominicX's avatar

My bathroom floor at home is like stone. I’d rather not lie on that.

Last time I threw up was at someone else’s house, anyway. :P

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

The coolness of the tiles is so comforting and it’s fun to count the grout lines while you’re waiting for better days:)

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

How big is your bathroom floor? lol. I can not fit on mine…what with the catgenie and all…

Shield_of_Achilles's avatar

Normally because you’re exhausted and it feels better to lay down and let your mind focus on nothing as opposed to standing up and moving around.

janbb's avatar

It’s nice and cool and as low as you can get so you don’‘t need to be afraid of falling.

fireinthepriory's avatar

I think it’s the fact that you’re not barfing that feels good! Just getting to relax all your muscles and not be heaving feels like heaven.

Vunessuh's avatar

I don’t find it to be comfortable when I’m sick.
Perhaps only when I black out from drinking too much.
Splat goes Vanessa.
I’d prefer to vomit on the tile than the carpet since I have this weird thing about throwing up in toilets. Gross. I’d prefer to not puke where I shit and I’d prefer to not lie down where the bowl who’s made it’s acquaintance with 356289 turds is only inches away from my face…

tinyfaery's avatar

Cool tiles

That sums it up.

VohuManah's avatar

Location, Location, Location!

Chikipi's avatar

I guess I did it because I felt like s*** and thought I was in hell

The floor is cool, closer to the toliet, and made it an easier clean up. Gosh I don’t miss those days and I’m glad to I don’t take it to that extreme anymore.

chyna's avatar

I have not had to lie on the bathroom floor in years, but I think it’s the coolness of the tiles that makes it so comfortable and the proximity to the toilet.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

I’ll take my bed over the bathroom floor on any sick day.

Your_Majesty's avatar

It’s cold,quiet,and allow privacy.

chyna's avatar

@jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities And risk puking in your bed? :)

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

C’mon, it’s not that hard to put a puke bowl on the floor next to your bed. And so much more comfortable. :)

faye's avatar

Then you have to wash the bowl_ Yuck.

rangerr's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir My bathroom is pretty big.. I can stretch out in 3 directions and have plenty of room.

Plus the rugs in here are very very comfortable.

gailcalled's avatar

(Am I allowed now to mention that it’s lying on the bathroom floor?)

Vunessuh's avatar

@gailcalled LMAO. Did you have to ask? I mean seriously, you know you can’t resist.
By the way, is this correct? “I’d prefer to not lie down on the bathroom floor.”
Or is it lay?

rangerr's avatar

@gailcalled I’m Fluthering from the bathroom floor. Relax, grammar nazi.

gailcalled's avatar

(What’s an original synonym for Grammar Nazi?)

Vunessuh's avatar

@gailcalled Yeah, well you see, I’m not good with the whole reading through a whole bunch of shit to get a yes or no. I have a feeling it’s lay. Correct?
And the original synonym would be gailcalled.

faye's avatar

Why are you sick, rangerr? Got some gravol, pepto, eno?

Merriment's avatar

It’s because it’s the one room in the house where they will all leave you the hell alone to die in peace :)

ella's avatar

@Merriment you obviously don’t have kids. :)

rangerr's avatar

@faye I’ve got Nyquil. That’s about all we have in this house.

I sent my mom a text saying ”Laying on bathroom floor. Sick. Leave me alone.”
So she runs downstairs and makes me get up to open the door so she can ask what’s wrong.

Merriment's avatar

@ella – actually I do that’s how I discovered that the inherent threat of nudity implied by my being in the bathroom was magic!

ella's avatar

@Merriment oh! they’re older, then? cause my four and seven year old see a closed bathroom door as a flashing neon sign that screams to them that mommy is lonely, desperately craving their company, and is desirous of diffusing an urgent battle over a my little pony/littlest pet shop/cabbage patch doll! good to know they grow out of that at some point..

Merriment's avatar

@ella ohmygawd! you have given me a PTSD flashback to the bad good ole days! Yes, one day that all comes to a halt and then we miss it :)

knitfroggy's avatar

As a kid I recall laying on the floor in my parents bathroom because it was bigger than my bathroom. I recall it was most comfortable. My kids have never tried to lay on the bathroom floor. Probably because I put a big black trash bag in a laundry basket beside their beds. They don’t have to move and I can just cinch up the trash bag and pitch it. Much easier.

Supacase's avatar

Because I feel like hell and don’t want to move. I had to get up and move to the bathroom and vomit. Once I’m finished I just want to be very still as soon as possible.

OuterHaven's avatar

i agree with the cold comments. I was once ready to throw the hell up. sat down on the bathroom floor and felt so much better.

Cheeseball451's avatar

just the way life is.. i guess

billgaskin11's avatar

Because its cold and when you have a fever it helps reduce the temp at times.

fruty's avatar

Another thing to think about is when you have it coming out both ends, the bathroom is the safest place.

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