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I Cant Sleep With Lights Or Noise

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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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    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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    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 2 days ago

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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 Feb 15

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    I Cant Sleep With Noise And Lights...

    I don't remember when last time i slept properly from last 5 years i cannot sleep with a light and any kind of noise even a sound of clicking a mouse irritates me a lot i dont know wat 2 do. :(
    Jan 10, 2013

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    Unless fully exhausted.

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

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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!
    BurnMyDread BurnMyDread 18-21, F Dec 30, 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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    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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    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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    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.
    Balloonboy33 Balloonboy33 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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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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    Most Always

        i can't sleep with any real light . i can stand harry potter playing in the background . but i can't stand like dogs barking or anything really .
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 6, 2009

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    I Just Can't.

    I cannot get to sleep with lights on, or hearing noise, other than my fan.  I need my fan's noise to sleep, ironically.  I sleep very lightly, after having had to take care of babies, so I wake up at most noises. 
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 7 Responses Mar 20, 2009

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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 2 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 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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    A Mess..

    NOISE KEEPS ME UP. AND ONCE I AM UP WELL ITS NO SLEEP.. LIGHTS LIKE THAT OF A LIGHT BULB KEEPS ME UP BUT I CAN DROP OFF WITH THE TV GOING.. GO FIGGURE THAT??? AT ONE TIME I COULD SLEEP THRU A THUNDER STORM....
    WAYNE7 WAYNE7 56-60, M May 10, 2011

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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 2 days ago

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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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    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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    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.
    Balloonboy33 Balloonboy33 26-30, M 5 Responses May 19

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    Lights & Noise

    Lights and noise,**** me off,I'm tryin' to sleep,The bloody lights,And noise,Wish they'd stop,Need some sleep!
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 May 8, 2012

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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 2 days ago

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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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    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 2 Responses Apr 23

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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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    deleted deleted 26-30 May 11

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