Does white noise help you sleep?

Canada
February 14, 2008 10:57am CST
For as long as I can remember I have been sleeping with a fan running. It doesn't matter if it's 50 degrees below outside, I still have the fan running in my bedroom. It's not always pointed at me but it's always running. I cannot sleep without the noise. It's gotten so bad that when I go visiting and have to sleep somewhere other than home I have to bring a portable fan. Am I totally nuts or are there others like me out there? Does white noise help you sleep?
8 responses
• United States
15 Feb 08
I have to have the fan in our bedroom on at night too. I'm not so bad that I take a fan with me but here at home yep! Even if its freezing its on!
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• Canada
17 Feb 08
Sometimes it really gets cold, eh?
• United States
17 Feb 08
Yeah it does. But I seem to sleep better if its cold!
@gandatwo (603)
• Australia
15 Feb 08
I truly can not recall when I first felt I required the fan running.I am the same as you,and I have discovered if one is not available I wake up with nasal congestion.Also if it is too quite, find it is impossible to sleep.I watched a movie some time ago,for the life of me can not remember the name.There was a scene where an old lady would not go to sleep if there was not a fan in her room.The reason for this??She felt it stopped the aliens from taking her!...lol "Have a great day"...mind you keep the fan going!
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• Canada
17 Feb 08
Aliens? Really? Well now I will sleep even better! LOL!
@swirlz (3138)
• Philippines
15 Feb 08
I also cannot sleep without a fan running. My ears would ring. hehe. But it has to be pointed at me. I don't know, it just seems as if something's missing if it wasn't pointed at me. hehe. Even if it's raining outside, and my roommate would complain because it's so cold, I still wouldn't let her turn it off. I couldn't sleep. At all!
• United States
15 Feb 08
I have slept with a box fan on since I was a young child and still do, as do my children. It just drowns out all the other outside noises that you only hear when you want to go to sleep. I can not sleep with a tv or radio on though it is just too distracting to me and I cant fall asleep. I dont let me kids get in the habit of falling asleep with the tv on either. My husband is the opposite he likes the tv on and not the fan, so he falls asleep on the couch then wakes up and comes to bed lol we have quite a routine.
@vera5d (3958)
• United States
14 Feb 08
I can't stand white noise, though its possible now I may be conditioned for needing it. My husband and son both need something running to sleep...sometimes he will fall asleep with headphones on while watching tv since he knows the tv noise drives me crazy, lol. I just put an air purifier in the baby's room to help muffle out all the noise everyone here makes, it seems to help her a little bit.
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@jalucia (1435)
• United States
2 May 08
I have been wanting to use white noise for quite some time. I'm researching it right now. I think I'm gonna give it a try because I live in an apartment. I hope it doesn't become addictive. I'm too paranoid to use it every night.
@ladym33 (11009)
• United States
6 Apr 08
If my husband is not in the room when I go to sleep I need something, some kind of sound or light. Otherwise the silence freaks me out.
• United States
2 Apr 08
My husband and I definitely have to have white noise to sleep. We have a fan that is on and if something happens to it, god forbid, we are out shopping for another one the next morning. You would think we would have a couple of spare fans in the attic, but we don't. When we go traveling and stay in a hotel, the air conditioning units blow the fan loud enough to satisfy us so we make due. I do actually have one portable fan that holds 8D batteries, it is about a 12" fan and believe it or not, it is quite powerful, I do like to throw that in the trunk for emergency purposes just in case :-)