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I Can't Sleep With the Lights On

What's stopping you from sleeping with the lights on? Is it a pet peeve of yours? 404 People

    I Can't

    I can't sleep with the lights, TV, radio on.  The room needs to be dark, no noise.  If I notice a little sunshine, I'll wake up.  My body reflex are sensitive to these things.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 2, 2010

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    One of My Biggest Pet Peeves

    Sleeping with the lights on is one of my biggest pet peeves out of all of the pet peeves I have. I can take a nap in the afternoon with sunlight beaming through the window but can't sleep with lights on at night. Weird, I know but the rays from the sunlight makes me even more...
    Dimples87 Dimples87 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 16, 2008

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    The Lamp and my "Insomnia"

    My name is Yuu (pronounced "you") and I suffer from Insomnia. No, I don't really have insomnia---but that's what I "jokingly" call what I'm experiencing. I live in a dorm room with my roommate and we each have our own habits and such. I like to get my studies done early in the...
    Yuu1988 Yuu1988 18-21 Apr 7, 2011

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    It has to be completely dark

    when I want to sleep, I even cover my eyes with a black shirt or so when I want to take a nap during the day. My sleeping habit sucks, I wake up too easily, and can't sleep when hearing a simple noise.once I woke up in tge middle of the night, hearing an insect was walking on...
    rainygirl1992 rainygirl1992 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    Weirdly

    Well for the longest part of my life, I HAD to have some kind of light on ... even the faintest one. I was too scared to sleep in the dark, lol. But now - and for awhile now - I have to have like pitch blackness, otherwise I will roll around and it will take...
    BlazzinBebe88 BlazzinBebe88 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 16, 2008

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    I Even Hide...

    I can't sleep with any light at all...not even a slither. Darkness is especially difficult for me to maintain in my bedroom. I hardly sleep now that there's a multi level car park, mall and supermarket being constructed behind my unit complex. AAARGH. Lights and construction...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 3, 2008

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    You Are My Night-time

    I'm much more relaxed in the dark.  Having the light on makes me end up looking and something or being distracted by a task left undone, until I'm driven insane and have to get up and finish it.  It's the best way for my eyes to rest. I've felt more secure in the...
    UnderEli UnderEli 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 6, 2009

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    Nope!

    I hate sleeping with the lights and TV on!, yet that does not stop my roommate from leaving the lights on until 4 am while watching TV! GAH!
    LonelyPandaBear LonelyPandaBear 18-21, M Feb 3, 2011

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    Hate this so much; it feels like there's acid

    being poured on my eyes. For some reason normal sunlight is ok though
    lntel lntel 22-25 Jul 12, 2014

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    Like It Dark

    I don't know what it is, but when I go to sleep I need for it to be dark. If I am unable to turn out the lights I even have a sleep mask to put me in the dark!
    chillsdavis chillsdavis 56-60, M Feb 10, 2012

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    Troubles

    I can't sleep with the lights or tv on.  Because my roommate is still up by the time I'm ready for bed, I usually only request to turn one or the other off, and sometimes both.  She always says it's okay to do so, but she won't turn them off unless I ask her. ...
    ayamechan ayamechan 22-25 3 Responses Jun 25, 2009

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    vinneh22 vinneh22 22-25, M Jul 18, 2014

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    Silence and the Dark

    I use to have a night light and that was okay, but now I have to have it pretty much pitch black in my room so that I can sleep, if any lights are on, or if theres any sound, I just cannot sleep. That's how I am.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F Oct 3, 2008

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    If The Lights Are Right In Front Of My Eyes,

    If the lights are right in front of my eyes (as in 1cm) I can't sleep. Other than that, I can sleep in ANY condition.
    Kghu Kghu 18-21 Sep 30, 2012

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    Roommate Problems

    My roommate wakes up at least 3 times a week to do her homework at 4 AM! She never fails to wake me up by turning the ******* light on. I HATE IT because i absolutley CANNOT fall asleep with a light on. It HAS to be pitch black. We have a study lounge for a reason...******* USE...
    neversleeps neversleeps 18-21 2 Responses Nov 14, 2012

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    Darkness And Silence

    I prefer total darkness, absolute silence and comfort as i'm a very light sleeper, i never dose off even when i'm really tired if there are lights on.
    AtomicWater AtomicWater 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 29, 2010

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    Noonejustasoul Noonejustasoul 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 27, 2014

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    I wake up with light

    and nature noises, so it is not shocking that I cannot remain asleep if I have my lights on in my house. I wake up maybe one to a few hours later if I fall asleep with my lights above me on. I always have my standing lamp on though. It is not that bright. It gives just enough...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Apr 13, 2014

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    Pillow On Face

    When lights are turned on and I'm sleeping i just bury my face into something. When i was young and would have sleep overs i hated keeping lights on. I was never afraid of the dark...i preferred it. I would leave my friends in a room with a light on so i could sleep in the dark...
    Tacit Tacit 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2008

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    When I Was Younger

    When I was younger I had to sleep in complete darkness. As I've gotten older, I can't fall asleep without watching tv. The light and the sound make me go to sleep.
    clifford94clover clifford94clover 18-21, F Nov 2, 2013

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    i hate when somebody cuts the lights on i like

    complete darkness when am sleep
    sel27 sel27 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 21

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    That's Me!

    I use to be able to go to sleep no matter what was going on.  But I guess now that I'm older, I have to have all the lights off and very little sound.  I just sleep better that way, I suppose. I can still take a nap under any circumstances, but I can't get a full-night...
    QueenD QueenD 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2008

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    The Darkness Is Awesome

    My room is the definition of the word pitch black there are sleeping bags covering my windows my Xbox is unplugged even that little light is enough to keep me up my alarm clock is covered by a black shirt and the door sealed shut with a shirt wedged in it to stop the hall way...
    BabyNicky112 BabyNicky112 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 14, 2013

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    I can't sleep without music playing in the background; the volume is always on the same number. But tonight it's just too loud. It's overbearing and making it worse. But why is it...
    thisgirl92 thisgirl92 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 27

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    I think I'm slightly insomniac. I can't sleep at times even though I'm tired and I want to sleep. And it's usually when I can't that I want someone to talk to.. Just simple things...
    BellaNoches BellaNoches 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    I can't sleep a lot of things always on my mind to keep me up.. Haven't had this in a while I kinda got used to actually being able to sleep
    ThatoneinLove ThatoneinLove 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    Can't sleep and have the flu...bad combination.
    Sicarium Sicarium 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 30

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    3 AM here, tomorrow (well, technically today) I have to wake up at 7 AM and I still can't sleep. Why fall asleep is always so hard for me?! :/
    MrZenigata MrZenigata 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 3

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    can't sleep at all :/ but I'm so tired
    oliverqbm1995 oliverqbm1995 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 6

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    I can't sleep right now because I feel so poorly and need someone to talk to :(
    abbey220913 abbey220913 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 8

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    Once again I can't sleep and I have to go to school in the morning. Gonna be a long day tomorrow.
    MosDefFan98 MosDefFan98 16-17, M Feb 8

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    Can't sleep and bored who wants to talk?
    kimmy24 kimmy24 22-25, F Feb 8

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    I just can't sleep, but I'm so tired...
    NicaxX NicaxX 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 10

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    Can't sleep at all ... Might as well listen to music and zone out
    yassbishh yassbishh 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    I hate when I'm super tired and can't sleep..... Grrrr
    mytimeisnow88 mytimeisnow88 22-25, F Feb 18

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    I can't sleep gahhhh I think to much
    Naniebananie Naniebananie 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've been awake for almost 3 days. I can't sleep! >_<
    annoyingbitch annoyingbitch 18-21, F 8 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    It feels good to type everything down here.. I have been keeping everything to myself and it is getting harder to manage but I am sure that I can seek advises from other persons...
    Zenalia Zenalia 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    that happen to me last night, i couldn't sleep. but when i did i dreamed that aliens (from aliens vs predator) was chasing me, i tripped and they were on top of me, and one said...
    kkisu474 kkisu474 13-15, M 2 Responses Feb 11

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    and he can't fall asleep without them
    simplyafriend simplyafriend 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    I am so sick of this, I can't fall asleep till 7am, sometimes even 8.. and I just want to sleep normally again.. I've always had this problem but now it's just getting in the way...
    fastlife22 fastlife22 18-21, F Jan 29

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    I'm writing this the night before my university test at 8 a.m. I havn't studied at all but am not nervous about it, i usually ace my tests without study. I'm just too much of a...
    rocketman55 rocketman55 18-21 Jan 29

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    Actually, I just can't get back to sleep. I woke up almost three hours ago with a terrible headache. I took a shower, then went and packed some clothes for my move to my new...
    lovefoundme47 lovefoundme47 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I haven't slept in a week, can't stop thinking about the things I could have done differently. Things I could have changed. I need to rest and sleep. Many assignments to finish and...
    Emmy182 Emmy182 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    slept for 2 hours and can't fall back asleep.. not like sleep is important or anything. -_-
    keke8714127 keke8714127 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    Great...i'm depressed noe and stuck in my house with my mom...she won't let me sleep during the day and i can't cut myself when she is around...damn i hate this so much
    anderlr anderlr 13-15, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    ahhhh I can't fall asleep..it is driving me crazy
    ramdomgirl02 ramdomgirl02 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    4am and I can't fall asleep!! :( why?!?
    Hannah1100 Hannah1100 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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