I Cant Sleep With Lights Or Noise

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    I cannot sleep with lights

    or tv on. But I also cannot sleep without a fan on so I guess that's some noise.
    DaydreamingSleepwalker DaydreamingSleepwalker
    41-45, F
    Feb 27

    I need my room to be dark (like pitch black)

    and silence. I don't mind hearing a fan on but I can't stand it when someone sleeps with music on or a tv on. With music or a tv on the noise, if I fall asleep, will travel into my dreams. It's horrid! Your mind and body should be resting not humming along to songs you know or...
    Hoodpierced Hoodpierced
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jan 22

    I live in apts and my neighbors are blasting

    music behind my room. I work at 5 am and I am so close to losing it. 😡
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    3 Responses Jan 2

    I have a highly sensitive ear n skin,

    any slightest wave disrupt my sleep, now made worst treading thinly on real and psychosis.
    deleted deleted
    Aug 24, 2015

    Only noise I like is rain.

    Some rain. Lots of rain and thunder and **** is bad.
    pardax pardax
    16-17, M
    1 Response Jul 7, 2015

    It's very hard to sleep

    if i can sense light. I hate when if i have to sleep with someone that can't sleep with the lights off. Like dude wth! How am i supposed to sleep?? If it's inevitable, I just cover my eyes with my arm or my blanket.
    shriie shriie
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 25, 2015

    It's true! And when I'm awake I can't go back

    to sleep. Not even if my life depended on it!! :/ Am I just weird or is there anyone out there who's the same?
    SonofPaddy121 SonofPaddy121
    18-21, M
    Jan 25
    RainbowCrayon666 RainbowCrayon666
    16-17, F
    Dec 22, 2015

    Until and unless I'm tired

    as hell, I can't sleep with lights or noise. I'm habituated to sleep in calm and peaceful environment from my childhood. Sleeping in total darkness isn't that good for our eyes and body so sleeping under a light of a simple zero watt bulb is good enough. During ancient times...
    AlphaLion AlphaLion
    22-25, M
    Dec 1, 2015

    The last few weeks my housemate has been

    keeping odd hours and staying up till 3am or even not sleeping at all. He's not being loud or anything. but just the little noises of him moving around his room is enough to keep me up or wake me. I haven't slept through the night in weeks, but I can't demand he stick to my...
    BoyRandom BoyRandom
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 26, 2015

    It's like I have to concentrate

    when I sleep , I can't have no unpleasant noises or annoying light.
    deleted deleted
    Dec 31, 2014

    doesn't have to be dark

    but I hate noise when I'm trying to sleep
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 16

    It kinda sucks that I am a light sleeper.

    I feel like if I don't get enough rest, I appear to have even darker under eye circles and get the most massive headache.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 24, 2015

    I hate living with people,

    they're so noisy and they know I have to get up for school.
    RainbowCrayon666 RainbowCrayon666
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 5, 2015

    I hate to get bothered by noises

    while I am sleep, prefer to sleep like baby. if someone dares to bother me, I loose my temper and gets angry easily in this situation.
    lonelyboy91 lonelyboy91
    22-25, M
    Jul 29, 2015
    RainbowCrayon666 RainbowCrayon666
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 10, 2015

    I can't sleep with any noise

    unless it's a fan lol!
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 6, 2015

    ehhhhhhh ******* snoring!

    !! Most irritating noise when trying to sleep! Is it wrong to want to slowly nudge my partner out of bed til he shuts up.....
    legs89 legs89
    26-30, F
    Mar 29

    It has to be pitch black in the room

    or I will automatically have a temper tantrum xD. The only time I'd probably ever fall asleep with the light on or lights on in the house is if something dangerous happened in the neighborhood or if I'm so tired that I just fall out on the bed. I actually can only sleep to my...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Nov 11, 2015

    Well it's 11:45 pm and every time I try to fall

    asleep someone is coming in my room and ******* up my beauty sleep😫😫😫😫 and turning the f* lights on every time
    naomithequeen naomithequeen
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 26
    sooz32 sooz32
    36-40, F
    Jan 16

    I also hate waking up to noises,

    strong lights or alarm clocks...none of that for me... I need a good nice sleep as I need a good breakfast... I miss it terribly when due to my bf´s job I sleep alone... it takes me hours to fall asleep... not nice, missing the intimacy, sex and love is hard to endure...
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Aug 2, 2015

    Ugh such a pain, it baffles me how my parents

    and brother can fall asleep when a movie is still playing.
    Steelquill Steelquill
    22-25, M
    Jan 28

    I love the soothing sound of a fan

    or crickets outside though.
    deleted deleted
    Nov 9, 2015

    Some charming local characters outside my

    window shouting " I SWEAR TO ******* GOD SHAUNA". The unknown "Shauna" has yet to construct a rebuttal. I miss my old neighbours. They were never home.
    Neitherami Neitherami
    26-30, F
    Oct 5, 2014

    This is half true as I hate light

    when I sleep but I need noise! I sleep with a fan on which makes me sleep like a baby.
    wowreally711 wowreally711
    31-35, M
    Oct 20, 2015

    my dad is watching something I'm like

    why can't you just go to bed already?! they always forget to turn the lights off so I have to get up and turn it off. sigh
    Niceguy890 Niceguy890
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 6

    I cannot stand trying to go to sleep with the

    lights on, or in the daytime, when the sun is out. Also, I cannot stand trying to go to sleep at night, with noise. I can handle the a/c, heater or fan noise, but not TV noise with many different sounds. Also, I cannot stand it , when people are talking, because my hearing is so...
    lonelyanddivorced lonelyanddivorced
    51-55, M
    1 Response Mar 3
    CaseyCutiePie CaseyCutiePie
    13-15, F
    Dec 30, 2015

    I like the dark at night.

    and I can stand a little noise. mostly my music on my phone :)
    youngadult25 youngadult25
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 21

    Don't you hate when your parents go inside your

    room to see if you were sleeping. At that moment you tell then to get out and also ruined your sleep.
    SamDG SamDG
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 14, 2015

    It's so annoying. I have room darkening

    curtains, but can still see the streetlight across the street shining into my window.
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    3 Responses May 19, 2015
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    3 Responses Nov 17, 2015

    If I ever leave my television on

    before I go to bed, I always wake up in the middle of the night irritated and mad because it was my tv's fault.
    Knightt15 Knightt15
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Dec 30, 2014

    But the thing is I don't really care

    for dead silence either. I like sleeping with background noise. But it has to be a consistent sound- one that does not waver. The sound of a fan or white noise machine is ideal. Buses and car horns are not. Don't even get me started on people snoring! That I cannot take.
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    1 Response Jan 5

    nope! Gosh, I used to hate living at my

    boyfriends house sometimes. He would sleep with the light dimmed and music playing sometimes... and, most of the time I just ended up shutting everything off at some point.. I prefer to sleep with complete to almost complete darkness, with either no noise or white noise .. I...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 31, 2014

    Well, actually a little bit of noise now

    and then is not such a problem, but I like to go to sleep with my eyes open and just let them close naturally and so any little bit of light at all is a problem. The ideal is a bedroom with is pitch black when the lights go out. My wife used to laugh at me and tell it was...
    littleblackduck littleblackduck
    51-55, M
    Oct 9, 2015
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    4 Responses Jul 7, 2015

    Why must you have crappy music playing

    for the whole damm apt complex!? Somebody entertain me before I loose my sanity.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 2

    Absolutely cannot sleep with either

    but the noise thing is a deal breaker for me. Snorers beware...
    Mikino Mikino
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Feb 3, 2015

    I have a special thick ,

    sunproof curtain to make sure there is never any sunlight coming from the windows so it's night all day and I can sleep whenever x'D
    EnigmaticParadox EnigmaticParadox
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 22, 2015

    ...which is quite funny,

    seeing how as a high school student I was able to sleep through every single class quite soundly
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 23

    I don't know anyone who can sleep with lights

    or noise. Not one person. It isn't an irregularity? This group doesn't make sense.
    TheSkyISee TheSkyISee
    2 Responses Feb 23

    I have to run white noise all the time

    and my husband keeps me up snoring at night. I don't even sleep in the room with him half the time because it bothers me.
    scar17 scar17
    36-40, F
    Apr 11, 2015
    cashetty69 cashetty69
    51-55, M
    1 Response Oct 7, 2015

    Last week I was setting there sound asleep,

    and my boyfriend thought it was necessary to turn on the light to use the bathroom!!! That completely ruined my sleep schedule
    JJjones0 JJjones0
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Dec 17, 2014
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