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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? 385 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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Apr 2, 2010

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    vinneh22 vinneh22 22-25, M Jul 18

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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 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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    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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    Noonejustasoul Noonejustasoul 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 27

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Most definitely need a fan on in order to sleep. I suppose it's the noise that puts me to sleep.
    NativePride33 NativePride33 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 21

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    I can't sleep tonight, my mind and body won't let me. I have work tomorrow and I would love to fall asleep soon, so that I'm not a zombie tomorrow!
    Lostneedsfound Lostneedsfound 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I can't sleep. I can't sleep. That bell around the cat's neck...The wind outside..The sound of my husband breathing... I can't sleep...
    discovery5 discovery5 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 6

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    I can't sleep at all. I have a quarter final in the morning...but I'm not worried about it. I'm worried about my weigh in tomorrow morning at the doctors. I'm afraid I lost to much...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Wish I could sleep.........so tired yet I can't sleep wtf 😴😨😨😔😔
    mysticangel40 mysticangel40 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I took so many sleeping pills but I still can't sleep. Every time I close my eyes, my mind starts racing and my heart beats faster. I've been awake for over 48 hours now.
    ollieoutie ollieoutie 16-17, T 4 days ago

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    I can't sleep and I have no idea why :( I've been laying in my bed for hours now....It sucks because I have to be up in 4 hours. I might as well stay up tonight. I'll try tomorrow...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M Oct 6

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    😭😭😭😭 I have to much energy Can't sleep
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I've had a long day at University, The lecture was very long lasted 2hours and a half the seminar itself was draining so much reading to do in a literature degree. Not to mention...
    aminaas aminaas 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Sometimes I just can't sleep. Like tonight
    pardax pardax 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Having someone to talk to when I can't sleep is the best feeling ever. I love it because the person you are talking to is clearly getting tired as the night progresses and yet they...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I have this silly wish that one day I won't have to end the day alone and when I lay down out night, there will be someone next to me. Someone who cares so much that when I can't...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It has happened so many times. I wake up during night around 3-4 am and then i can't sleep again till 5 pm. That sucks. I have something to do in the morning!!
    Matida Matida 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    this head is killing me! hah i just can't sleep -.-
    johnL3 johnL3 18-21, M 8 hrs ago

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    I haven't been able to sleep for years and now it's even WORSE. It's to the point that I can't even do my class work because I fall asleep and when I do sleep it's like a battery...
    Kar197 Kar197 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 3

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    Wide awake at 4am.... Can't get back to sleep :(
    Itsme909 Itsme909 36-40, M Sep 21

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    I just can't seem to get tired enough to go to bed tonight. I'm not gonna get enough sleep to go for a morning run before school tomorrow >.> ugh. Don't want to get into bad habits...
    brookledsome brookledsome 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    It's late, I should be sleeping but I'm alone and can't thanks to stupid nightmares. Childish?
    catpainter catpainter 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 6

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    Wide awake at 430am, can't get back to sleep and it sucks!
    Itsme909 Itsme909 36-40, M Oct 6

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    I hope that I can shut my mind off , forget every damn happened to me and have some sleep , but I can't Memories never die.
    hopeless220 hopeless220 18-21 1 Response Oct 10

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    Like right now... It's 3:44am for me. Been in bed for 4 hours and still can't manage to drift off to sleep -.-
    EnvyStar EnvyStar 26-30, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I can never sleep before 2am, even though I wake up at 6am for class. Naps are awesome. ;)
    camillee camillee 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I would just rather stay awake than sleep for five hours. These past few mornings have been nothing but a struggle... Why can't I just live without being tired?
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I makes me cry that my husband's snoring keeps me from sleeping with him. I miss his warm body next to mine. I miss the way he would hold me til we fell asleep. I worry about all...
    MiMaDA MiMaDA 41-45, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    just having a weird night. Dreams that I know were bad but I can't remember them. Been waking up at 2am for about 2 weeks. It's making me feel crazy.
    JulieAnn13 JulieAnn13 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    Iv been going to bed around 3 or 4 O'clock because i can't fall asleep and i wake up around 8 or 9 because either i can't stay asleep or i have homechool. It's been going on for at...
    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    hahaha can't make it! @sun hi park! di ko pala kaya na di ko to buksan! so im baaaaaccckkkkk! ^________^ #somereasontosmile
    ElizabethSwannTurner ElizabethSwannTurner 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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