do you sleep with a light on?

United States
December 31, 2007 6:17am CST
I found myself sleeping with the light on last night. Because I chose to do this I did not sleep very well. My kids are gone for the week and I get kinda spooked at night when I am here alone in the house. I even thought that I had maybe seen something almost like a shadow that moved. It's funny how your mind can play tricks on you when you are scared. Is there anyone else who is a little afraid of the dark?
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8 responses
@Ohara_1983 (4120)
• Kuwait
7 Jan 08
before i cannot sleep with the ligth, but since my little angel come to our life, i try my beat to sleep with the sidetable lights is on. so i can easily check my daughter specially in the early morning.
• United States
8 Jan 08
Awe, that is so sweet!
@balasri (26554)
• India
31 Dec 07
I can never do that.I need absolute silence and darkness.Otherwise I will start to walk here and there like a ghost in distress.
• United States
31 Dec 07
That is funny I never thought of it like that before.
@shiloh_222 (5480)
• Philippines
8 Jan 08
hi...i am so use to sleeping with the lights on.. atleast with a night light 'coz my parents had this habit when i was small. and i just acquired. i can't go to sleep without. if am i having an insomnia attack, then i will switch on the lights and will have bigger success of falling asleep than tossing and turning...hehehe... weird right?
@polachicago (19077)
• United States
2 Jan 08
I used to be afraid of dark when I was teenager... I am fine now. I am alone in big house, but I am not afraid. I sleep with lights off, hard to sleep with lights on. I wouldn't be afraid of shadow and ghost, I can only be afraid of real human if walking around. My dogs are really good, they make huge noise when someone is walking close to the building....
@williamjisir (22905)
• China
1 Jan 08
Hello dear barbiegirl. I am sorry that you felt scared to be at home sleeping alone when your kids are gone for a week leaving you alone. But dear friend, there is nothing to be scared of so long as you do not think too much of it. You are safe at home during the night hours so long as you keep your windows and doors tightly closed. I wish you a sweet sleep tonight withour any fear. Sweet dreams.
• United States
31 Dec 07
I need total blackness in my room to sleep. I have a blanket over my curtain rod to be honest. I would love to own my own house to paint my room black. I do however get like you and swear I saw a shadow fly by me. I even get the feeling someone is watching me. When I feel this way I just say it's my dad looking in one us. Then the scared feeling goes away. Even during these times I have to have a dark room. I can't even sleep with the tv on. I think your doing fine being alone. It's something we all need from time to time.
• Canada
31 Dec 07
I cant ever do this either. I need a good dark quiet place when im sleeping or i just cant sleep. Sometimes a steady drip or rain help because it's constant but things like light always take away from my sleep. I guess its because im such a light sleeper even the little things can keep me awake. I guess if one day i was really really tired maybe it wouldnt matter. Just havent experience that yet.
• India
31 Dec 07
A dim light is enough for me.... TO sleep in complete dark is not a favorite choice of mine. However to keep light on is a rarest phenomena. As you rightly said that if no body is at home and if I have to sleep alone I might keep the light on. After all being alone at night will create unnecessary thoughts in minds.