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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? 390 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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    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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    Noonejustasoul Noonejustasoul 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 27

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Jul 12

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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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    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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    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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    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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    vinneh22 vinneh22 22-25, M Jul 18

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    LifeOnAThread LifeOnAThread 18-21, F Nov 2

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    I always find it hard to sleep. I'm really tired but I just can't sleep.
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I can't sleep and all I want is to sleep and never wake up.
    prettyballerina prettyballerina 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm can't sleep and horny... Feel free to chat me up! I need to get to sleep! Ahhh
    Tormentabuey Tormentabuey 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    I'm can't sleep and horny... Feel free to chat me up! I need to get to sleep! Ahhh
    Tormentabuey Tormentabuey 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    Nothing to do and I can't sleep >.<
    Itsmarline Itsmarline 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 29

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    I can't sleep if I'm thinking too much. In my earlier story I said that this wasn't an issue really anymore.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F Nov 2

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    Can't sleep any one out there want to chat about random ****?
    poohbug poohbug 41-45, F 5 Responses Nov 6

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    I can't sleep. Its one of those nights ware everything I have been thinking about for the past month is coming to me now. Why tonight??
    ilfyst ilfyst 13-15, F Nov 10

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    Gosh I can't sleep and I work 7 am - 9:45 pm tomorrow :O
    mstv1112 mstv1112 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    this seriously sucks. the last few nights I've been passing out at like 8 or 9 No problem. its been dark and boring and an easy thing to do. its still dark and boring but now I can...
    ZombieBaitMaiden ZombieBaitMaiden 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am so bored....I can't sleep either. who wants to talk?
    joy98 joy98 16-17, F 7 hrs ago

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    I like this guy who I can't be with. He so hot. I see him every now and than. He live in my building. He probably 24 years old I think or around that age. His white, I like white...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Here's another 10 that I absolutely can't live without.. 1. Beat your heart out by the Distillers. 2. Santa Monica by Everclear. 3. Promise by Eve6 4. Semi charmed life by third...
    NoRegretsAndNoRemorse NoRegretsAndNoRemorse 22-25, F Nov 8

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    So I'm just up thinking and writing away everything I'm feeling. I'm gonna have to get up and a few hours because I'm going to the mountains. I can't wait.
    Itsnotareligion Itsnotareligion 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Even w the the time adjusting back one hour, I'm still not sleepy as usual.. I'm so used to falling asleep at 6 am everyday because I have too many things going through my head...
    aiahlove aiahlove 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    Ugh I always sleep with my window open. Summer, winter, rain or shine I need the fresh air. If I sleep with the window closed I have a headache in the morning:(
    Passionfruit101 Passionfruit101 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Why can't I sleep when I have class the next day? Just why? :((
    CM04 CM04 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 7

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    I was sleeping amazing .. Now I'm awake feeling awful and can't fall back asleep ... Why must you visit every night insomnia ...?
    Tayylorr Tayylorr 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 11

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    Seems to be the case of no matter how hard I try to get to sleep I just can't manage it. Its really annoying me now.
    lilmorsie lilmorsie 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 17

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    lately, i can't fall asleep. I spend more time awake than asleep. this sucks.
    unsociablex unsociablex 18-21, F Oct 31

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    1. In the end by linkin park 2. She will be loved by maroon 5 3. Try hard by 5 seconds of summer 4. Remembering Sunday by all time low 5. Drops of jupiter by train 6. Kryptonite...
    brimc7 brimc7 16-17, F Nov 9

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    Sundays are the worst. Can't stop tossing and turning
    livemanlive livemanlive 26-30, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am currently on a one week coffee break (started yesterday) and currently I am still functioning. Funny thing is, I could hardly sleep last night and I can't even blame the...
    ConcreteSleeper ConcreteSleeper 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    I've been in love with the same person since I was 16. I am now 23, married, and have a two year old son with my husband- he is not my soul mate. Though my life choices weren't the...
    schlagathor schlagathor 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 7

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    1. Kiss Me 2. Lips of an Angel 3. Too Late to Apologize 4. Fireflies 5. Can't Forget You 6. A Thousand Years 7. Something About December 8. Closure 9. Decode 10. Set it on Fire
    lovedownunder lovedownunder 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    So here are my 10 songs that I can't stop listening at the moment: 1: Working at Perfekt - Geddy Lee 2: Desolation - Lamb of God 3: We Got Used To Us - Riverside 4: Demiurge...
    DaddysGirl24 DaddysGirl24 22-25, F Nov 9