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I Cant Sleep With Lights Or Noise

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    it's 11:40pm right now!

    my sister is watching Family Guy in the next room!
    Bethy1234321 Bethy1234321 16-17, F Jun 29

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    get a day off work and cant sleep in cause the

    sun shines through the window onto me lol ughh
    luke40171 luke40171 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    BenginM BenginM 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    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 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    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 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    Absolutely cannot sleep with either

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

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    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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    SLEEP Less Night

    I spent the night at a relitives house, it was chaotic, sreaming kids, dogs, barking , sirens, it was bad. ''p.s this was before my kids were born, I don't mind my kids crying.
    sugar032 sugar032 31-35, F 3 Responses May 23, 2009

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    The worst thing about this is

    that sleeping with the lights off freaks me out if Im not dead tired, so I basically leave the lights on and put a cloth over my eyes so the light doesn't bother me and then later on in the night someone in my house ends up turning off the light in my room... It's Ridiculous I...
    chanelroe chanelroe 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    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 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Used to have to have the lights on to go to

    sleep and now need them off to go to sleep. Just the idea of money and energy being wasted would be on my mind keeping me awake. Also, any noise would just constantly ring on taking so long for me to finally adjust to it to go to sleep.
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M Jun 30

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    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 22-25, F Oct 5, 2014

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    It's so annoying. I have room darkening

    curtains, but can still see the streetlight across the street shining into my window.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses May 19

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    Me either I a just up forever

    and it susks!!!!!!!! NNNNN
    maryd1 maryd1 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 May 11

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    In order for me to really get to sleep,

    I need to have complete darkness and no noise. The only light I ever have in my room is my fish tank, my wall scented plug in, and sometimes my laptop if I leave it open...and I can only haven white noise - like a fan or something like that. That's how I'm used to sleeping...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jul 7

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    Super tired. Haven't slept

    yet gonna be hard to with the sun shining through my curtains. It's so bright in here!
    ZER0RPHEUS ZER0RPHEUS 18-21, F Dec 30, 2014

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    Me either. I sleep with sleeping pills,

    a fan, earplugs, and eye mask.
    Lindsay792001 Lindsay792001 31-35 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't really know when it began

    but for a few years now I can't sleep unless the room is pitch black. There are no windows in my room so maybe that is why. I didn't notice that small light bothered me until I got a new alarm clock that was too bright for me at night to the point where I had to put a shirt over...
    Wapakalypse Wapakalypse 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 23

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    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...
    000Camilla 000Camilla 31-35, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I try sleeping with earplugs

    and a sleep mask but I toss and turn so much they come out and off throughout the night.
    musicbreather musicbreather 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    Only noise I like is rain.

    Some rain. Lots of rain and thunder and **** is bad.
    pardax pardax 13-15, M 3 Responses Jul 7

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    Unless fully exhausted.

    Dont know why.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 22

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    It's like I have to concentrate

    when I sleep , I can't have no unpleasant noises or annoying light.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 31, 2014

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    I always turn the TV off

    before i go to sleep. Sound doesnt really bother me.
    ownfrnchseplaya ownfrnchseplaya 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    I could never sleep on an airplane.

    Last May (2014) I only got 10 minutes of sleep due to people on their iPhones, iPads or watching movies.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 30

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    Cant

    i sleep late and wake up arly and it really wares me out but the thing is that i cant go to sleep during the day and its frustraiting cause i wish u could seep theres just to much noise and light...... i cant seem to go to sleep if it aint quiet and dark 
    Tommyhilfiger Tommyhilfiger 18-21, M 1 Response May 6, 2011

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    The slightest movement outside of my door

    (closed) or outside my window wakes me right up. Which is often cuz cats enjoy my window :/
    JynxScream JynxScream 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    With my head on the pillow I close my eyes

    and think of you and your loving ways. Then I drift off happily . Night night my darling xXox
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 15

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    it's difficult to sleep with the lights

    so everytime I will sleep I need to check and put properly my blanket and extra pillow on my face to cover bcoz my roommate always sleeping late and ask sometimes to switch off the light in good manners ??????
    gloryglory1984 gloryglory1984 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Impossible. Silence and darkness

    when sleeping is essential.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    I can only sleep with noise

    or light if I'm really really tired!
    Carina08xx Carina08xx 13-15, F 2 Responses May 26

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    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 5 days ago

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    current situation ugh :/ every night the same problem i hate sleep with a passion :(
    sisiyah sisiyah 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    OMG, i can't sleep, there's nothing on TV. so I'm stuck watching The Prince of Persia. i would love to be sleeping.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    That way I know what goes on around me. You have to twist the knob and force the door hopefully generating enough noise to wake me. The closed door makes me safe and secure.
    SoullessEyes SoullessEyes 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm almost asleep but can't sleep I like to play with someone
    bandit5320 bandit5320 31-35, M 5 days ago

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    I sleep with a plush cleo from clifford the big red dog
    sarahhoek sarahhoek 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I sleep with a bunny rabbit called flopsey.. I've had him since I was born and have always had him to sleep with since... His right paw is chewed and flat because when I was little...
    Victoriaa95 Victoriaa95 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I cant sleep cause my bed's on fire
    vetikke vetikke 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I feel all sick. Gonna throw on a movie and hope my eyes close. Puppy won't sleep either. Lol
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 27

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