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I Sleep Better When It Rains

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    I Always Open The Window

    I always open the window when it's raining at night so I can hear the rain better. I love the smell of the cold air during a rain, and the chill from it on my face when my body is wrapped in blankets helps me to sleep.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 24, 2012

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    Listening To The Rain

    Lying here, trying to switch off after another frenetic day of caring for patients. The rain sounds especially loud on my tin roof. My garden is drenched and it will be a muddy walk to the car in the morning. I love the rain, the louder the better, it's comforting- kind of...
    associatedbears associatedbears 41-45 2 Responses Oct 22, 2013

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    I sure do it is the only time I sleep well

    and the sound makes me happy
    Wetspotboy Wetspotboy 22-25, M May 21

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    PanamanianPenguin PanamanianPenguin 18-21, F Apr 2

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    Rain, Rain

    Lucky for me, I live on the coast of Oregon where it rains nearly 8 months of the year, if not more. It ****** me off when I see rain clouds in the moring but at night, It is so soothing. I have insomnia so Its kind of a necessity to have white noise going on in the background to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 4, 2012

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    Tonight

    Tonight isn't raining. I feel sad because i don't like sleeping when there's no rain. I like it when it really storms outside, I don't know why but it makes me feel secure and calm. I love thunder especially, its nice :) Anyone else feel the same bout stormy nights?
    Teaganwhitney Teaganwhitney 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 28, 2013

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    Rain On A Tin Roof

    I grew up near a creek that flooded quickly when we had too much rain. We would go across the creek and stay with neighbors to avoid getting flooded in where we couldn't go to school. These neighbors lived in a cool,large farm house with a tin roof. I loved the sound of the...
    OMGitsRiley OMGitsRiley 26-30, F Dec 15, 2012

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    I live on a main road

    so when it rains the road goes quiet so all I have to do Is listen to the rain falling on the Forrest at the back and I'm out!
    cbailey301 cbailey301 22-25, M Oct 3, 2014

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    Soothing.

    Thunderstorms on a tin roof, amazing. I find the sound of rain very soothing and relaxing. It's so nice to fall asleep with it in the background. So I downloaded an app which mimics the sound, it's nice but nothing is better then the real thing.
    aussie003 aussie003 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 2, 2012

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    My mom thinks its weird

    because rain always keeps her up but I love falling asleep to the sound of rain hitting the window panes. Its like a little rhythm to help me sleep. I find it very relaxing and calm and, well, natural.
    ElizaKate ElizaKate 18-21, F Jul 14, 2014

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    But I Can't Seem To Get Up

    So, there's the double-edged part of that one. A great big thunderstorm works like a sleeping pill on me. I'm groggy and sleepy. Good thing I live in Houston, TX where we never have thunderstorms ever. :)
    Argonnosi Argonnosi 26-30, M Oct 12, 2012

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    It's A Pleasant Background Noise

    that blocks out other noise. And it smells good. Where I am in British Columbia it rains a fair bit so I'm lucky. I do get a fair number of peaceful nights.
    SofiaGrowsFlowers SofiaGrowsFlowers 22-25, T Nov 17, 2013

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    Wow, the rain sounds

    so wonderful. I love when it wakes me ;)
    Am3917 Am3917 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    For As Long As I Can Remember…

    …I have found the sound of rain on my windows and the ground outside very peaceful and relaxing. The rain adds a peacefulness to the atmosphere along with the gentle scent of damp foliage that only wet weather can offer. This is one of the most sleep inducing situations for me...
    Fazer Fazer 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 21, 2012

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    It Is Raining Now

    I live in the UK where it rains a hell of a lot especially here on the coast. I had never thought about how it effected my sleep until i recently moved house and now have my bedroom in the attic which gets a lovely exposure to the rain. Right at this moment in time it is bouncing...
    ChipDouglas1991 ChipDouglas1991 18-21, M Aug 24, 2012

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    Deep, Restful Sleep

    I love the sound of rain hitting the roof while I'm going to sleep. It sounds so soothing and calming to me. It helps me drift into a deep restful sleep, and allows me to feel fully energized when I wake up the next morning. The soft, fast pelts of the raindrops falling down onto...
    lacedup77 lacedup77 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 14, 2012

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    I Love Sleeping When It Rains!

    I love to sleep when it rains outside. Under a tin roof when raining is the best soothing sound ever! I live on a farm and across the road from my farm is a creek, and when it rains I love the sound of the rushing water and rain. I am going to change my shingle roof to a tin roof...
    wjk1849 wjk1849 46-50, M Dec 25, 2012

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    Nature'S Lullaby

    That's how rain feels like when it soothes me to sleep. It's just easier to fall asleep to the sound of rain. And it helps me fall into a much deeper sleep too & gives me sweet dreams, like the gentle rain that falls...
    deadmoon deadmoon 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 16, 2013

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    When It Rains..

    I love it when it rains! Especially on a summer night. We live on a farm and we just crack the window open to let the cool air in and the smell of the rain just fill the room. Then we like to listen to it hitting our tin roof is just really relaxing then to see the flash of...
    R3DN3KGAL R3DN3KGAL 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 1, 2013

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    Tin Roofs

    If you sleep better when it rains,good for you. I hope you have had the pleasure of sleeping under a tin roof when it rains.The steady drumming of the rain hitting a tin roof will lull you to sleep like your mother humming a lullabye to you. Relaxing and peaceful. I miss laying...
    marriedup marriedup 56-60, M Dec 14, 2012

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    The sound of the rain hitting the windows

    and the thunder after the lightning strikes just calms me down. Its so peaceful and soothing. It helps me clear my mind when I'm having a rough time.
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 16-17, F Apr 2

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    Just started raining

    and i already feel myself getting sleepy :)
    kauaiboy76 kauaiboy76 36-40, M Jul 20, 2014

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    A Calm Sound

    I love the rain, especially the spring and summer seasons. I also love the smell of rain and hearing the rain hit the house or seeing the lightning strike down on the earth. But also I love sleeping during rain storms because it has this calm and relaxing sound that it has when...
    LongLiveRockAndRoll LongLiveRockAndRoll 26-30, M Jan 28, 2013

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    If it's raining when I go to sleep I'll always

    open the window a little just so I can hear it better and I always find I nod off so easily. There's something about it I find relaxing.
    MrMisanthropist MrMisanthropist 26-30, M Mar 3, 2014

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    I love the feeling when I close my eyes

    and just focus on the sound of the raindrops hitting the roof, softly. It's very relaxing.
    EvangelistaCruz EvangelistaCruz 16-17, F Apr 2

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    It makes my bed seem

    so much more comfortable than it already is.
    ninjadentistinspace ninjadentistinspace 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I'd rather have way more sleep with someone else.
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    Well, hi there, fellow sufferers :D I bet your sleep schedule can't be more f*cked up than mine! I have something called Circadian Rhythm Disorder or Internal Clock Disorder. I...
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    I love when it's rains at night ..i just set back near the windowsill hearing water drops ..and drink a hot cup of coffe ..love that moment ^^
    Edina18 Edina18 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I love traveling when its raining outside does anyone else ?
    yobabygirl yobabygirl 18-21, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    I Have Had Those Days I have had those days, that where, I would pretty much cry all day, and not feel any better, no many how many tears fell, or how many times, I had to wipe my...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    When you're alone, do you think of me? And my diamond ring's thrown out to sea. And when you love, do you love for me? Like harmony, a never ending dream. Oh well, oh well. I...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    What better theme for a night-time story than one of love? It's such a long time since I've been writing in the night, last time I did was when I quit drinking, and I remembered...
    Fable Fable 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Nothing better than crying yourself to sleep unintentionally while having insomnia... There's a cure!
    chanelroe chanelroe 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I can't sleep tonight Wide awake and so confused Everything's in line But I am bruised I need a voice to echo I need a light to take me home I kinda need a hero Is it you? I never...
    TiredOfBeingHurt TiredOfBeingHurt 18-21, F a week ago

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    Starting from when I was 11, I was suicidal and depressed and not one person noticed. It went on until I was 16 and then it got way worse. I was put on suicide watch one night and...
    Holdmecloser122 Holdmecloser122 16-17, F a week ago

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    "Sometimes YOU Win Sometimes You Lose Sometimes It Rains :-)
    jyjyb jyjyb 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I have my machine and my mask but my problem is more I can use it and it doesn't bother me it's small and goes right over my nose. It only bothers me after 1 hour of sleep I always...
    DriftingLeaf DriftingLeaf 18-21 2 Responses Jun 28

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    I'm 21 years old and I have a actual reason why I can't sleep I have sleep apnea it's minor when I'm on my back and more medium when I'm on my side, it's odd and unsure why but...
    DriftingLeaf DriftingLeaf 18-21 Jun 28

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    Ever since I could remember I've never been able to just fall asleep whenever. I sleep in soooo late, like 12:00 pm and I constantly get yelled at for it by my parents. I literally...
    saide33 saide33 13-15, F Jun 28

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    The first time it happened, I didn't know what to think. I just brushed it off as a really vivid nightmare. That is, until it happened again a week later. That's when I realized...
    SylvieX SylvieX 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    I want to go back to bed! Maybe one day I'll learn to go to sleep earlier, when I know I have to work the next morning. It could happen.
    PraiseBeToYevon PraiseBeToYevon 31-35, F 7 Responses Jun 27

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    For all of you lovely young souls here please note it does not get better with getting older. If anythng it only gets worse....so sleep now while you can. Yes my evil twin comes...
    Loveart8 Loveart8 41-45, F Jun 26

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