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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? 457 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    i hate when somebody cuts the lights on i like

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Vinneh23 Vinneh23 22-25, M Jul 18, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 46-50, M 3 Responses Jun 6, 2009

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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 honestly don't know what to do.,., I'm so tired but hear noises and stuff.... Idk how to fall asleep in peace, so I won't be scared
    missgermangirl missgermangirl 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I have this fear. At night it's like anxiety or something.. I'm scared to sleep thinking someone's going to break in or something... I can't sleep
    missgermangirl missgermangirl 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    My eyes are burning and my head is starting to hurt, yet I still can't sleep.
    ScarletRivers ScarletRivers 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    There's this thing called an iPhone and yeah, that MIGHT be why I can't sleep ๐Ÿ˜…
    willpalmer12 willpalmer12 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I love sleep, but I hate falling asleep, it's terrifying to me now. I try to fight it, honestly, the feeling of falling into some sort of darkness, and not even realizing what's...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Been tossing and turning all night. I'm exhausted, but I can't sleep. I need an off switch for my brain. :( I'm not going to make it through this day.
    saram1985 saram1985 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'll be tired when I get home from work and I'll have the mindset that I'm gonna go to sleep soon as I get home..............doesn't happen
    shericka1992 shericka1992 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I hate it when this happens. It doesn't happen that often, but when it does, I feel so anxious, bored and agitated. And the worst thing is, everyone else is asleep so I don't have...
    roryta roryta 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    My mind is cluttered with things that I can't change.Ideas for the future,and claculating just how much money the sandman would owe me.If I charged him a dollar for every hour of...
    Duckygirl2 Duckygirl2 46-50, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I can't sleep. Too warm in my bedroom and my wisdom tooth hurts. I showered to help soothe me. Ugh!
    Prettygirl8726 Prettygirl8726 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Music defines my mood, ad my mood defines the music. I can't go past a day without listening to anything, addiction or just common ?
    SpanishCristian SpanishCristian 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I swear he waits until my head hits the pillow, then BAM, the snoring starts....I didn't want to sleep anyway
    txbtrfly txbtrfly 41-45, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am up with my 4 month old baby girl Alyssa she's being fussy
    snugglebear13 snugglebear13 36-40, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I swear to God I got to bed at 10-ish and now still struggling to sleep. Damn. Maybe I'm enjoying these song resonating from my earphones quite reverently but really these songs...
    MienaMena MienaMena 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    God, Iโ€™m so tired... 12:26 am. The sound of my own breathing is annoying me and I canโ€™t sleep. Every little twitch and itch feels like a spider taking a stroll cross my arm...
    drfate drfate 31-35, F 8 Responses a week ago

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    Am debating if i go to sleep early tonight, just afraid i would wake up at 4 or 5 :(
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses a week ago

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    6am, physically exhausted, head is killing me, still can't sleep. Ugh. Screw you too, insomnia.
    Sicarium Sicarium 36-40, M 3 Responses Jun 25

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    For some nights now I wake up in the middle of the night or I can't fall asleep. I feel calm and happy, but very awake. It's annoying BC I like my sleep. There's no one in my life...
    Kayla0504 Kayla0504 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    Ugh it's 2 AM and I can't even close my eyes! Well, I'm gonna go out for a walk...
    supernerd22 supernerd22 16-17, M Jun 24

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    It's almost 4AM on my side of the world and I can't sleep. I was tired and all of a sudden, I'm just not tired anymore. I'm wide awake. I blame it all on my studying habits when I...
    MyEpochStory MyEpochStory 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    So basically i slept at 10 and woke up at 4! It's already 5:40 and i can't go back to sleep :/
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jun 23