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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? 412 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Noonejustasoul Noonejustasoul 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 27, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Vinneh23 Vinneh23 22-25, M Jul 18, 2014

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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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    It has to be completely dark

    when I want to sleep, I even cover my eyes with a black shirt or so when I want to take a nap during the day. My sleeping habit sucks, I wake up too easily, and can't sleep when hearing a simple noise.once I woke up in tge middle of the night, hearing an insect was walking on...
    rainygirl1992 rainygirl1992 22-25, F Feb 8

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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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    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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    this is one of those nights. i just can't deal with the ****** people that have inundated my life. when I'm stressed sleep isn't easy.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F Mar 5

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    I'm not feeling like myself and can't sleep. Too much going on and need counsel.... I dunno what to do with my life right now. I hate feeling lost.
    Hunnylovie Hunnylovie 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    I'm in a hotel and I can't sleep :( it's 2am and I have to get up at 5:30. What do I do?
    teenagedirtbag99 teenagedirtbag99 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 12

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    Damn I work at 8:00 in the morning and I still can't sleep...this really sucks it's going to suck for me tomorrow when I fall asleep at work :/
    IsMyStory IsMyStory 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    I can't sleep tonight knowing that I've done so much drugs and lying to all the important people in my life I feel worthless and pathetic I look like I'm happy but really I'm...
    LuisB3344 LuisB3344 18-21, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    It"s 4 am and i still can"t get to sleep eventhough i"m tired what am i going to do? I have school today. I realy don"t want to go to school. Do you think my parent let me stay at...
    nagaseiori nagaseiori 18-21, F Mar 1

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    A lot of things have happened lately I'm failing school I lost one of my best friends in fact I've lost lots of my friends I've been very depressed and suicidal lately more than...
    CookieMonsta16 CookieMonsta16 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    That's me. Now...i can't stop thinking about this fooooood.
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F Mar 20

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    tonight is one of those nights. i just can't stop remembering things i don't want to remember anymore. i hate nights like this. i just wish things were right like they used to...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    It been a long day, I have had 8 classes, went jogging, and spent 4 hour painting my art homework (plus the thousands of other things that go into a day). I'm utterly exhausted...
    Sunglyph Sunglyph 18-21 2 days ago

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    There are nights where I find myself scared or anxious about going to sleep, typically when I am on my own. Getting to sleep itself is fine, but there are times where I just want...
    ChaoticAdvection ChaoticAdvection 22-25, F Mar 7

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    In order for me to really get to sleep, I need to have complete darkness and no noise. The only light I ever have in my room is my fish tank, my wall scented plug in, and...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    My mind wont stop thinking HELP! What can I do?Hey is been two weeks Im doing my best of working on my bio system. I watch my soap at 8pm that takes 30 to 40min. then I go under...
    Bluerosered Bluerosered 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    My mind wont stop thinking HELP! What can I do?Hey is been two weeks Im doing my best of working on my bio system. I watch my soap at 8pm that takes 30 to 40min. then I go under...
    Bluerosered Bluerosered 26-30, F Mar 4

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    No lullabye can put me to sleep; no story, no sound nor dream. Tried to close my eyes and concentrate on a single dot, but, the effort is in vain. A hundred sheep only bounced...
    PieceOfSummer PieceOfSummer 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    I've had about 20 minutes sleep thanks to some stupid Scottish bint phoning my husband at 2am, thinking he was some *** called Brian, then phoning back and leaving a voicemail...
    Jenezebel Jenezebel 26-30, F a week ago

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    I have to be up at 7:30, and it's almost 4 am now. I know my sleep schedule has been bad, but I'm thinking it might actually be related to stress now. I mentioned things to the...
    AaronH96 AaronH96 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I decided to go to bed early because I was feeling sleepy. So at 11 pm I hit the sheets. Well, I woke up about a half hour ago WIDE AWAKE and I'm annoyed. My body clock is...
    cljmovies cljmovies 51-55, F Mar 21

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    My body sleeps, but my mind roams. Sometimes I fill as if I'm drowning. So I search for your hand to rescue me, before the water becomes to deep, and my screams turn into gurgles...
    Bryona Bryona 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    i cant sleep because i have school project that needs to be done, yet im procrastinating therefore the lack of sleep. meh hehe
    dyxnxh dyxnxh 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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