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I Cant Sleep With Lights Or Noise

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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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    In my own room I can't sleep

    unless it's pitch back and silent. But if I'm on my sofa the TV and lights can be on and I'll still sleep, and I love sleeping in moving vehicles as long as I have my earphones in with loud music.. It's weird
    bxcka bxcka 16-17, F 4 hrs 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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    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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    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 26-30 3 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 appreciate this post very much !

    I went to an Aunts house I stay for a week and did not sleep for three days because the guest bedroom filled with light from the street lamps when it got dark. It was awful. I had to sleep for days after my visit. Also, I wake up when my husband enters the house after I've gone...
    PeaceLoveLight PeaceLoveLight 36-40, F Aug 12

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    i need complete darkness

    and no noise at all to get a sound sleep, however Karunesh's music can assure a very sound sleep.
    ShantanuD ShantanuD 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 14

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    Yeah, I get the best also

    if it's completely dark, quiet, and I'm naked.... that's the best sleep after... anaesthesia.
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F Aug 14

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    are you the same way .

    ...............
    hope1092 hope1092 22-25, M 5 Responses Aug 6

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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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    An essential part of my travelling kit is a

    package with a set of ear defenders, spongy earplugs and a decent eye mask from Qatar Airways business class. Perfect for dealing with snoring, barking dogs, traffic noise and mosques anywhere in the world
    fusilierdinger fusilierdinger 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 6

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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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    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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    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 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 3 Responses Aug 2

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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 Jul 29

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    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jul 7

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    Impossible. Silence and darkness

    when sleeping is essential.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M Jul 30

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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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    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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 15

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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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    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 Aug 2

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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 Jul 30

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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 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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    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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    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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    Me either. I sleep with sleeping pills,

    a fan, earplugs, and eye mask.
    Lindsay792001 Lindsay792001 31-35 2 Responses Jul 30

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    deleted deleted 26-30 May 11

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    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 26-30 2 Responses 3 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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    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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    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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    Unless fully exhausted.

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

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    Nice to know I'm not the only one.

    I have always been this way and I just wish people would be more understanding of it. I'm a very light sleeper. Always have been, always will be. I can't help it, it's how I am.
    animallover412 animallover412 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 13

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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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    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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    Bengin Bengin 31-35, M Jul 30

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