are you afraid of sleeping in the dark?

Philippines
May 14, 2007 11:21pm CST
i am such a big chicken so i would have to say that i really cant sleep with the lights turned off because my mind would think about lots of scary and gory things. i tend to have an overreactive imagination when the lights are turned off. what about you? can you sleep with the lights off?
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• United States
28 May 07
I don't like being in the dark alone. It really bothers me. I have to have a little bit of light when I go to bed at night, especially since I have a habit of waking up at least once during the night. If I'm in a room with someone else, I can usually deal with no light to very little light without a problem, I'd just rather have light because it makes me feel more comfortable.
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• Philippines
6 Jun 07
hi there! ;0 well, looks like we are the same. lolz. i have been trying to get over this fear of mine the one which includes the dark. and so far, i have been doing well. :) sometimes, i can sleep with the lights off already, especially if i know that someone else is still awake in the other room. but when i know that im the only one awake already, i turn on the light i get too scared. lolz. ;0
@elisa812 (3033)
• United States
15 May 07
No, I used to be scared of sleeping in the dark when I was little, but now I like it to be really dark when I sleep. I actually try to make the room as dark as I can for sleeping, lol. I just sleep so much better in the dark than I do when there are lights on. If I watch a really scary movie or something though, then I sometimes have to have a night light or a little lamp on so that I don't freak out. haha For the most part though, I have to have the lights off.
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• Philippines
17 May 07
can i ask you how you got over that stage when you cant sleep without the lights on? i really am worried because my electric bills are getting high, i need to be able to sleep without lights. :)
• Canada
15 May 07
Absolutely not! I can't sleep with a light on! I really cant I find myself staying awake
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• Philippines
17 May 07
me too, i really cant sleep without lights because im such a big chicken. hehe!
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
17 May 07
Just the opposite I like sleeping in the dark and I can’t go to sleep with light on especially under bright light. If over night in a hotel room I dare not sleep alone in the dark so I’ll let the door of the bathroom slightly opened with light on lol.
• Philippines
19 May 07
good for you that you can sleep with the light off. it can save you a lot of money in your electric bill. :)
• Philippines
15 May 07
There is no reason to be afraid to sleep in the dark... If you fear the evils of the world lurking in darkness, then don't you realize it's more fearful that criminals, predators and gangs may kill you even without powers or dark magic? Don't you realize that it is reality that kills and not imagination? Get a hold of yourself. Switch on the lights. Look at yourself in the mirror. You should fear that more than anything or anybody else. hahaha
• Philippines
17 May 07
yes i know that if we just have strong faith in God nothing can harm us, no matter how dark.. but this feeling of mine is not a question of my faith but just psychological