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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? 319 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...
    Tacit Tacit 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2008

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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...
    QueenD QueenD 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2008

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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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    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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    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...
    clifford94clover clifford94clover 18-21, F Nov 2, 2013

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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...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 3, 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...
    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...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 5 days ago

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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...
    UnderEli UnderEli 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 6, 2009

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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...
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F Oct 3, 2008

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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...
    ayamechan ayamechan 22-25 3 Responses Jun 25, 2009

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    i love slapping in complete darkness 🌌 -
    Manoooooooooo Manoooooooooo 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 27

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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...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 2, 2010

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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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    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...
    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...
    Yuu1988 Yuu1988 18-21 Apr 7, 2011

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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...
    BlazzinBebe88 BlazzinBebe88 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 16, 2008

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    I need to hear something - . Cars, planes, crickets. I need to hear something. The silence scares me. Every night I play music until I fall asleep. Without it I just can't sleep.
    Raven628 Raven628 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    So. I've had problem going to sleep - e who hasn't been able to go to sleep normally for the past 6 years or so? I've had problem going to sleep for a long time and it's really...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 25

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    Whenever I should be asleep I can't - . I hear nothing but the noises from crickets and cars passing by. It just calms me. To the point where I can't sleep. I just lay down for a...
    Raven628 Raven628 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    3 AM - . I can't sleep. I can close my eyes but what would that do? It doesn't help. Nothing does. Nothing can blunt the blade of my consciousness.
    writercookies writercookies 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Can't sleep iv got so much on my mind am just... - d up of being ugly
    Chooochooo1 Chooochooo1 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    Idk - . Just can't. Maybe it's the stress. Whenever I come to my room and my mom locks the dog outside I can't sleep :/
    yuhkie yuhkie 16-17, F Mar 31

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    I've been crying for like couple of hours - and honestly I don't know why. We haven't talked because he stood me up again even just on the phone. I hate it when he do this to me...
    everpink everpink 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I can't sleep - ! Someone help me!
    markj1123 markj1123 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Resting in the dark with my eyes wide open. I... - feeling sick in my stomach because I am stressing out about everything that is going on in my life. I am fine during the day. I...
    Christinewl Christinewl 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    I'm a naturally warm person (at least that's ... - t everyone tells me). Because of this, my body doesn't function well in warm temperatures. If it's warm in my room, I won't be...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M Mar 28

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    I wish I could sleep - but I can't. I try but when I do I can't. When I go to school I'm in class and my eyes roll around. You know when your supper tired and your eyes move...
    Caseyyo Caseyyo 13-15, F Apr 8

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    I couldn't sleep at all last night - so I thought I'd pull an all nighter and sleep through the next night. I accomplished so much that day and went to bed looking forward to...
    Echoesofsilence93 Echoesofsilence93 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I'm laying here at 5am - and just can't seem to sleep. I'm anxious, and just can't seem to calm down.
    19goingonfabulous 19goingonfabulous 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 19

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    I hate it when you have to do something reall... - mportant tomorrow and you just can't f***ing sleep!
    FantasyButterfly4 FantasyButterfly4 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I think of many things every night - , especially when I try to go to sleep and I just can't.
    Littlemonster77777 Littlemonster77777 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Nope. I have to have it chilly in my room - I have to have it chilly in my room. But I want as many blankets as possible for weight and coziness. If I get too warm, I'll stick...
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F Mar 20

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    Ever since I was admitted to the hospital 5 m... - hs ago for slow heart rate and almost died, I fear to fall asleep worries I won't wake up. I also have to sleep with one of my...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    That experience when you look at your clock - and say to yourself ok it's only two if I go to sleep right now I will still get five hours....ok so now it's four I can still work...
    kamiept kamiept 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I hate when I can't fall asleep! - ! D:
    chadrick45 chadrick45 18-21, M Mar 23

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    I hate it when in the day I can't remember an... - ing!! But at night everything is rushing through my head :(
    punkpanda3 punkpanda3 13-15, F Mar 24

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    I know this awful feeling. I never had a job - high-school twice, realizing its system was stupid and the town was worse, wound up staying with my mother until I left at 22. I...
    Poppyfields72 Poppyfields72 22-25, F Apr 1

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    I suffer from insomnia - because when I get stressed or have too much going on, I can't relax. Really sucks sometimes!
    bluebutterfly13 bluebutterfly13 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    My cuts are burning - , I'm so depressed, and I feel like doing something. I'm thinking about my life. Maybe it will get better, it has to. Or else I'm dead. This depression...
    NeonPurple NeonPurple 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    My girlfriend is abroad - and I've had such a horrible day that I can't bare not being with her, yet she is asleep and I think texting her awake would be unfair. Meanwhile I'm...
    sagefish sagefish 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person wh... - attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 2

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    When life is going really good it will always... - ddenly turn around and go ****. i know there are other less fortunate people out there but i always wish i had a different life...
    vickaaay22 vickaaay22 13-15, F Mar 22

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    Hello. I'm roshana . Last night i... - nt to aarsham's house(my brother) he was going out he kissed me andhe showed his beautiful smile to me i saw in his eyes that he is so sad...
    aarsham aarsham 18-21, M Mar 23

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    It's been 2 weeks now - since I came out of my 5 year relationship with my boyfriend, and I've recently found out my nan has cancer. I am really struggling, and feeling severely...
    VirgoTheArtyFarty VirgoTheArtyFarty 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I am really fat - . It sucks. In all honesty, I don't give a **** about my weight. Don't give a **** about how I look. However, there's this guy...(of course). He's really into...
    deathbear deathbear 16-17, F Apr 9

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    I really should be sleep - . I have to get up at 5:30am and in probably won't get back home from school until 10pm... Why am I up! Lol I need to be sleep 💤🌙🌒 😴
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F Apr 2

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    My problem is I make scenerios in my head abo... - some hot guy. And it's awesome untill i realise it's 5 hours later and I'm still awake. This is becoming a problem people. I...
    jeannetjayy jeannetjayy 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    It 2:25 am and still i feel like something is... - oping or disturbing my to have a sound sleep.
    shadow010 shadow010 26-30, M Mar 26

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    7:14 in the morning and still no sleep - . Sick of this.
    Echoesofsilence93 Echoesofsilence93 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 26

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    I need to sleep - ! My brain is just not letting me.
    itzayana itzayana 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 27