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Sleeping.. - A quiet rest that we are required to take after a long days work, to prepare ourselves for another day of work. To relieve our bodies from stress, to relax and ease our body tensions.
@raijin (10373)
Philippines
July 5, 2007 5:24am CST
No, not the smoker's pipe!;) I'm talking about the noise, especially when I am sleeping. What about you guys, can you sleep with noise coming from different areas?I have times that I just want to get a simple, quiet sleep. Because of stress, I easily get annoyed by the noise that comes from people. Just like what my neighbor does, they always shout and yet at each other. As if they are talking mountains apart, it really disturbs my sleep! Even a simple noise that I hear, it wakes we up instantly.. Have you sometimes felt like this, that a noise suddenly disturbs your sleeping habit?
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
5 Jul 07
It really depends on my mood. There are times when noise don't matter as much especially if I have the fear of being alone, it's always good to hear someone doing something. But sometimes, specially when I'm awfully tired or have crankiness, the slightest sound would really upset me. But most of the time, it's ok. How bout you? How do you deal with the noise if it annoys you?
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
5 Jul 07
Very true!;) Believe me, I've been to that situation before, there was also a time when I didn't slept all day because of too much activity I get involved while posting here!;)
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
5 Jul 07
You better get some sleep. Hope you won't blame me for keeping you up! =)
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@Jemina (5783)
9 Jul 07
What I noticed that when the lights are put off and I lie down, I get to hear all the noises around me. I then made an observation and I found out that when we sleep all other sensory input become less active except the auditory senses so the nerve is focused on that. That is why even the tick-tock of the clock that we don't get to notice most of the time suddenly becomes annoying. So, Yes, I get so annoyed not by my neighbors because my apartment wall is sound-proof but by the clocks that's why I used digiclock now because it doesn't have any noise.
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
9 Jul 07
That's what I also observed, I even hear my heartbeat as I lay on bed. Sometimes I get nervous by hearing it, as my heart beats loudly. A very good observation you've made here, I really appreciate it!;)
@Jemina (5783)
11 Jul 07
Thanks for the BR Raijin. Have a great day!
@mari_skye (1638)
• Philippines
17 Jul 07
An apartment I used to share with an officemate was located in front of a busy avenue. And as expected, the noise the traffic makes is disturbing our sleep. On our first few weeks in the apartment, we could not really get a good night's sleep. But then, we got used to it and somehow managed to get some shut eye. I have now relocated to a another apartment and the first thing I considered was the noise. My apartment is now located a good distance from the street so everything is now quiet:P
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
17 Jul 07
Residing near the main road is really annoying for working folks who goes home to just take a good rest, that's what I also felt when I slept on my friends' house who happens to be leaving near the highway!;)
• Canada
16 Jul 07
I used to be a very light sleeper...not any more. Mylotting helps me sleep soundly because my brain is tired from sharing so many ideas with people from all over the world!LOL When we travel and stay in hotels with a lot of street noise...that has kept my hubby and I awake. We moved from a larger city to a very small rural community to get away for the noise...so going back is very 'sleep disturbing.' What I have done to assist me in sleeping is put on some relaxing music...brian-sync works well. It is a combination of music, affirmations that brain synchronization tonalities that 'synch' the left and right hemisphers. Information is on-line..keywork hemisynch or brain-synch. There is a lot of it out there these days. Anyway..works for me. Hope you find a way to get some sound ZZZZZZZZZZZ's. We all get brain fogged without it.
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
17 Jul 07
That's a great info, I'm gonna check it out and hope it works out for me!;)
@meljessxena (2317)
• Australia
8 Jul 07
oh yeah, some noises i can sleep through, but then others it drives me insane. like people banging dishes or something, the dog barking or worst of all people bumping my bed lol that annoys me something shocking.
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
9 Jul 07
Yeah, I really hate it when someone/somebody interrupts me in the middle of my sleep!;)
@MsTickle (24993)
• Australia
8 Jul 07
The people across the road have lately started to keep chickens. The rooster can start crowing a little after 3am, but usually 4am, and yes, it wakes me up. Because it continues to crow till sun-up, I'm up and about and on the computer at a very early hour sometimes. At least I can get some relative peace and be uninterrupted at that time of day...except for the blasted chickens of course. Hopefully, I'll get used to it in time.
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
8 Jul 07
I hear lots of roosters crowing here, but I guess I'm used to it. I guess it really depends on what we get used to, depends on the noise or sound we here at that very moment..
• United States
17 Jul 07
The only thing that would disturb my sleep is when the electric goes out..and thats stops my fan..I cant sleep without my fan..i need the sound..1.it putsme to sleep...and 2..it drowns out all of the sound and noises..so i could probably sleep threw a tornado..but dont worry oif u have kids..nothing ever drowns them out haHAHAHAHA! but thats what i recommend..get a nice box fan and it shoudl help ya sleep better:)
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
17 Jul 07
Thank you, I do have a good quiet fan to sleep along with!;) It's the noise that I don't expect at night is what disrupts my sleep, like cats fighting and dogs barking..
@Lovett (465)
• India
17 Jul 07
I can sleep even when theres noise aruond. But my mom, wakes up even if we speak while she is sleeping. N she reqiures absolute silence when she is sleeping,. I cannot be woken up with a simple noise while sleeping, but just in case, I do wake up, I think bout the dream I was having while sleeping earlier and then get sleep again,lol!!