Do you sleep with your CD player/Radio/Stereo on???

@mamuzo (225)
South Africa
May 27, 2008 8:00am CST
I love listening to music and I listen to music in bed before I doze off but I always ensure that the stereo is off before I sleep, otherwise I cannot have a restful sleep and wake up with heavy eyes in morning. Some people prefer to have their stereo from night 'til dawn and they sleep like babies throughout. Which one are you??
10 responses
@o2bnocn (2895)
• United States
27 May 08
No I don't like it on at all. When I sleep I want it very quiet. Which is sometimes a problem in my house. A lot of times I can hear my mothers and my sisters televisions on at night but I just deal with it. I am getting better about going to sleep with it on. I used to not be able to sleep with any noise at all. I never have my television or stereo on when I am going to bed. I also don't like any light at all. I don't even use a night light.
@mamuzo (225)
• South Africa
28 May 08
Thanks for your comment, you are just like me, I can't sleep with noise and any noise disturbs my sleep quite easy!
@krebstar5 (1267)
• United States
27 May 08
Keeping my radio on at night would just keep me awake. I am the type of person would would just obsessively listen to my radio. I would be so intent on listenting to it that it would make things take longer for me to fall asleep. What I do like to use sometimes is a white noise machine. I live in an urban area and it can get a bit loud at night. Using a white noise machine does a great job of blocking all the car sounds out.
@mamuzo (225)
• South Africa
28 May 08
Thanks for your response krebstar!!
@MGjhaud (20749)
• Philippines
27 May 08
I, too, listens to music before I go to sleep. It's actually not the music that puts me to sleep -- directly, it's the my thoughts and music does help me clear my head of whatever thoughts I have. So normally, I can't turn it off before I sleep.
@mamuzo (225)
• South Africa
28 May 08
Hi MG, thank you so much for your contribution, much appreciated!
@gerald_lian (2193)
• Australia
27 May 08
I always listen to music before I sleep, and in fact, it's something I do nearly everyday to help me to sleep! I'm the second type of person you mentioned in your post, because when I listen to music in bed, I'll listen it from the moment before I doze off to the moment I awake. I don't feel groggy or sleepy when I awake with the music still playing; I just find music really relaxing and soothing to my mind. The only down-side to this habit is that it's costing me lots of electricity!
@mamuzo (225)
• South Africa
28 May 08
Thanks for your response Gerald!!
@rudieboy (10)
• Philippines
27 May 08
i listen to jazz/ bossanova music before going to bed listening to soft melodies makes me feel dizzy and fall asleep soundly
@mamuzo (225)
• South Africa
28 May 08
Thank you for you response!
@Marcola (2776)
• United States
27 May 08
Sometimes I'll fall asleep with my CD player on, but I don't do that very often anymore.
@mamuzo (225)
• South Africa
27 May 08
Hi Marcola Thank you!!
• United States
27 May 08
I am the type where the radio must be on because while i was pregnant, that was the only thing that would calm my son down before bed was to play music. speciffically Rascal Flatts. So every since then, the radio must be on while i sleep.
@mamuzo (225)
• South Africa
27 May 08
Yhea, I know what you mean... my friend was like that when she was pregnant too. He little girl is now 3 years and she will probably be a South African Idol, ha ha ha !!!! She loves singing !
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
27 May 08
I used to like doing that years ago but not anymore. My husband sometimes plays his walkman (with headphones on) for a little bit before going to sleep.
@mamuzo (225)
• South Africa
27 May 08
Hi Spalladino, thanks for your response!
@mopiss (154)
• Bosnia And Herzegovina
4 Jun 08
Hi! Yes, I do, but as soon I notice I'm falling to sleep, I turn off the music! I don't like to sleep with music until the time to wake up!
• United States
28 May 08
Back when I was ten I used to. I didn't have a television in my room until I was twelve years old. And I don't know how I got through my nights with a TV in my room. Weird. So anyway, I don't listen to music when I'm trying to get to sleep anymore. I used the light from my TV to push me into dreamland.