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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? 398 People

    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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    Noonejustasoul Noonejustasoul 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 27, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    i hate when somebody cuts the lights on i like

    complete darkness when am sleep
    jovorrism jovorrism 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    vinneh22 vinneh22 22-25, M Jul 18, 2014

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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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    Even though I'm so young, I can't sleep at all but I don't know why. It's not because of stress (okay! Maybe a little,) but I still can't sleep a single minute. Not because I'm...
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    I haven't slept in 3 days...my minds just racing at night and I don't even know what about...and the boredom when you can't sleep is infuriating....should I go to the doctors...
    Itscaitlin Itscaitlin 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    I can't sleep because I'm excited for tomorrow. I'll be at home alone with my sister. I won't have my guardian breathing down my neck. I really hate her. I don't think i'll sleep...
    ImYourLady ImYourLady 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    I'm just sooooo tired and I can't sleep :( why can't I sleep? {(-_-)} My eyelids are pretty heavy but why can't I go to dreamland? ( ๏ผ›ยดะ”๏ฝ€)
    Misaki7590 Misaki7590 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    Yeah I can't sleep and I'm bored, this is just great!!!๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก
    EliHudson16 EliHudson16 16-17, M Dec 26, 2014

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    I'm bored.. its 1:50 am and I can't sleep !! any suggestions ????
    Rwnn Rwnn 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    So had a lunch with a friend, I was in a girly mood. I wore 12 cm heels for 6 hrs, ended had my left foot's skin ripped. I can't sleep or even walk now :(
    rockettothemoon08 rockettothemoon08 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    late at night thinking about why I can't sleep, cause you're not worth thinking about anymore.
    persayous persayous 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    Can't sleep and bored. This sucks.
    Ciem Ciem 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Can't sleep. Waiting until the sun rises โ˜€๏ธŽ
    Christymaybe Christymaybe 13-15, F Dec 31, 2014

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    I'm tired but i can't sleep...
    EyelessGlitch EyelessGlitch 13-15, F 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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    It's already 5:15 am where I'm from and I still can't get some ******* sleep, been this way for a few days now. hoorah for sleepless nights -.-
    xBizzleh xBizzleh 16-17, F Jan 3

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    I either think way to much, or i sleep for a few hours and have a nightmare and just don't sleep for a day, or two... Right now I'll blame it on the fact that it's 4:33 am on New...
    irishlassy98 irishlassy98 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    It's way too early and I can't get back to sleep :(
    Itsme909 Itsme909 36-40, M Jan 1

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    I can't remember the last time I slept during the night. And now it's been 3 days without sleep, accompanied by my lovely girlfriend, Insomnia.
    Sanding Sanding 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    Very early in the morning and still can't go to sleep.
    lonelyroom lonelyroom 26-30, M Jan 14

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    Im so going to pay for not sleeping with being EXHAUSTED later!
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    Ugh,.. I hate that I can't fall asleep!! I guess I'll be up all night then// YAY
    EliHudson16 EliHudson16 16-17, M Dec 27, 2014

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    Omg! I thought I was the only one! I have had my blanket since I was 3, and I can't go to bed without it. it got really tore up and looks like a rag now but I still love it! I...
    shelbz960 shelbz960 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I don't know if that's good or bad because my mind is always working hard producing different questions and learning facts I can't help it I overthink a lot! About everything
    ElissaAcosta ElissaAcosta 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Too much going on in my life right now. Too many demands on my time. I am the ultimate juggler! I know hard times are temporary but right now can't see much light at the end of the...
    AngelSuze AngelSuze 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Let's just start this out by saying im a 12 year old girl living in a the big city of downtown Baltimore. Anyways, I should tell my story This happened two weeks ago. Its been...
    destroyaaaa destroyaaaa 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    My mother is ill. My father is incompetent. My best friend argues with me constantly, when she does my head hurts and throbs and I feel violently ill. My other best friend doesn't...
    AyHeychtimestwenty AyHeychtimestwenty 13-15, F Jan 9

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    Well, I never lived with my dad nor do i see him much (thankfully), but they can't understand me at all and vice versa. They grew up in a completely different generation, but the...
    vikesfan06 vikesfan06 26-30, M 4 Responses a week ago

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