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I Cant Sleep With Lights Or Noise

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    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 1 Response Jan 25

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    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 2 Responses Oct 25, 2015

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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 2 Responses Jul 7, 2015

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    Why must you have crappy music playing

    for the whole damm apt complex!? Somebody entertain me before I loose my sanity.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 2

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    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

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    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. 😡
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 2

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    CaseyCutiePie CaseyCutiePie 13-15, F Dec 30, 2015

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    I love the soothing sound of a fan

    or crickets outside though.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 9, 2015

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    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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    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 18-21, F Aug 27, 2015

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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 Apr 11, 2015

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    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 7, 2015

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    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 1 Response Oct 20, 2015

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    sooz32 sooz32 36-40, F Jan 16

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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 Aug 24, 2015

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    I can't sleep with any noise

    unless it's a fan lol!
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 6, 2015

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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 26-30, F Oct 5, 2014

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    RainbowCrayon666 RainbowCrayon666 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2015

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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...
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 2, 2015

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    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...
    CGibson11 CGibson11 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 11, 2015

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    When I go to sleep it needs to be pitch black

    and there can be no noise at all. If there is, I won't be able to sleep and I'll end up staring at my ceiling until the noise stops. Only then will I be able to go to sleep.
    TimidGrl58 TimidGrl58 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 30, 2015

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    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

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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, 2015

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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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    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

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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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    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, 2015

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    It's F****** 4:33am right

    now , love how when I lay down I think about how the universe was made , how I'm going to die, what I'm going to do tomorrow, sex , how ugly people's feet are and how vitamin water doesn't freeze, or think about why I'm thinking about what I'm thinking about...
    brandondamien brandondamien 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 23, 2015

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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, 2015

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    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

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    RainbowCrayon666 RainbowCrayon666 16-17, F Dec 22, 2015

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    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

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    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Nov 17, 2015

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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 5 Responses Jul 7, 2015

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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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    doesn't have to be dark

    but I hate noise when I'm trying to sleep
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 16

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    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

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 14, 2015

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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, 2015

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    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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 5

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    There's nothing quite

    so magical as slipping into your own bed after a very trying day at work / college. One of the greatest comforts I know is jumping into bed at the end of a hard day. I have never been able to sleep well in other people's houses, in hotels or when on holiday, all the foreign...
    RaiseYourWhat RaiseYourWhat 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 6, 2015

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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 Aug 24, 2015

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