Do you sleep with complete silence or need a specific sound ?

@elitess (5072)
Ipswich, England
June 18, 2008 8:50am CST
I have seen this to be different from person to person. Some can't sleep with sound surrounding them - i, for example, if i want to sleep over the day i don't stand sounds especially if i am alone, but my girlfriend can't sleep without listening to music, the silence scares her. How do you sleep ?
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@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
18 Jun 08
I can't say I sleeping complete silence. My dog snores. As does my hubby. So if it was completely quiet I may be lost.
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@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
19 Jun 08
So snoring actually helps you sleep ? That one i haven't heard before - thanks for sharing. Take care !
@mialei23 (2386)
• Philippines
18 Jun 08
I want to sleep silently, I don't want with music. I hate when I hear some noises. I get easily distracted when I heard some scratches or bark of my dog, I am very sensitive to noise and some times I am scared of hearing some strange noise in the middle of the night. I prefer listening to music before during my teenage years, maybe I've changed a lot. Well, I am adult now facing different world now, I don't know It just some thing might just change for a reasons.
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@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
18 Jun 08
Oh i guess the dog can really wake you up when he wants attention. Of course you are different now, we do change over the years, even if some features remain the same. Thanks for sharing !
@adoremay (2069)
• Philippines
18 Jun 08
I can easily be disturbed because of a specific noise with that I need to sleep in silence. However when I am so tired, that is the time, that A particular sound will not distract me at all. But I really prefer to sleep in silence, sometimes quiet music helps.
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@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
18 Jun 08
I think we are pretty much alike, especially at day time I am totally like you. Thanks for the comment
@spalladino (17924)
• United States
18 Jun 08
I prefer quiet, or the sound of the ceiling fan, but my husband sometimes wants to fall asleep listening to music so he plays the walkman. As a teenager I used to like falling asleep to music but I'm a very light sleeper these days.
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@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
18 Jun 08
I see, hope i don't end up the same, because my girl loves to go to sleep with music on. Thanks for sharing !
• India
18 Jun 08
Its silence for me :P ... Though i dont mind a good jazz number before i head to bed to calm me down .. or some old rock :)
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@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
18 Jun 08
Yeah, once i listened to jazz, and it was so relaxing that i skipped my lessons for the evening because of sleeping
• India
18 Jun 08
haha .. cute ^_^ ... it happens :) .. Even though i usually listen to rock/metal .. jazz is awesome .. not only before bed, but next time try some before u start preparing fer exams or test .. u'll concentrate better :) .. Take care ;)
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• United States
19 Jun 08
I have to have total silence and total darkness to sleep. If I can hear a T.V. while I'm trying to sleep it drives me insane.
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@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
19 Jun 08
I think that whether I listen to something or not all depends on how tired I am as well as the mood I am in. If I am scared I will cuddle with my fiance but if I am tired and can't sleep I will turn the t.v. on to something boring to lull me to sleep. I can sleep with a fan on, but I used to not be able to as I would get too cold. My fan is three small fans that can be set on low or medium. h
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@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
19 Jun 08
Yes, we too cuddle especially when my girl is scared. We usually use music at a low volume from the computer. Thanks for sharing, it was nice hearing from you. Take care !
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@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
19 Jun 08
We turn it to the golf channel or to a music channel, it lulls us right to sleep. I've always been one to fall asleep to music, even though now it takes longer for me to fall asleep to music. Have you ever thought of getting those machines with sounds from the beach or thunderstorms? Have a Great day.
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@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
19 Jun 08
I would love to try the beach sounds (like splashing waves). The thunderstorms is a not for us, because she... is afraid of thunder and lightning .
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@petiksmode (2986)
• Philippines
18 Jun 08
i am having a hard time sleeping without music on...and if i just got my sleep and somebody turn the music off???i tend to wake up...
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@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
18 Jun 08
So i suppose music really is indispensable to you and your sleep. Thanks for sharing !
• Philippines
18 Jun 08
yeah it is even to my work....
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
18 Jun 08
Being a mother I can sleep with noise or without it. If I close my eyes chances are that I am going to sleep regardless of what is going on around me. After almost 13 years of broken sleep I have the ability to sleep anywhere, any time, and with little noise or a marching band in the house. I feel sorry for my husband that can be talking to me and look over only to see me sound asleep sitting up on the couch LOL.
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@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
18 Jun 08
Ow, i understand, had a hard time trying to sleep when the young ones were little ? Oh yes, i guess your hubby makes jokes about it sometimes, right ? LoL !
@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
18 Jun 08
Yeah it's become a sort of therapy if you will for him LOL!
@heartonfire (4131)
• Denmark
30 Jun 08
Silence is noise to me:))) if the room is too silent i wake up ..haha I sleep with the tv turned on,since i was little.. if i didn't have a tv i needed the lights on . I most enjoyed when neighbours played music ,gave parties..or stuff like that, so i could hear them from my appartment and i could easily fall asleep..it was a pleasant time for me. I think it's also representative for my way of being,because even in a disco,i am not the kind of girl to be dancing on the bar, i would rather just be there, feel the atmosphere, but invisible if i could be:))
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@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
30 Jun 08
That's an interesting perspective regarding the disco preferences that you have. Thanks for sharing the experiences that you have regarding sleeping. Take care my friend !
• India
30 Jun 08
well friend i dont need any sound around me only then i can have a good night sleep.I also dont need any light also. have a nice day.....
@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
30 Jun 08
Thanks for responding here friend, and for sharing. Take care and hope to see you in my other discussions as well.
• United States
29 Jun 08
I like pitch black, the fan running, cos I get too hot with 3 dogs sleeping with me. If I have to go somewhere and sleep without my dogs, I have a hard time staying asleep. I am so used to having them in the bed with me.
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@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
30 Jun 08
That's really interesting, so you can't sleep without your dogs. Thanks for responding here !
• Philippines
28 Jun 08
I really cannot sleep when the environment is very noisy so I usually sleep in silence. Just plain, ol' silence.
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@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
28 Jun 08
I understand thanks for the comment! Take care
@rsa101 (16718)
• Quezon City, Philippines
28 Jun 08
Well for me I have this habit of watching TV and this lulls me to sleep. I don't know why is this but it works for me.
@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
28 Jun 08
I see, thanks for the comment ! Take care !
@MOMMASAM (1004)
• United States
28 Jun 08
i like quiet and a very dark room to sleep..my BEST sleep. it's so interesting that the silence scares her! i have friends who have a fan or hair dryer running all night long. i'm a single child. i guess i had quiet nights from the very beginning.
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@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
29 Jun 08
Thanks for commenting here. Take care !
27 Jun 08
I hate the sound of silence as well. I grew up in the city, hearing cars and ambulances. So now that I live in a small town, the silence annoys me. So now I just put the ceiling fan on and pretend it's the sound of traffic.
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@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
29 Jun 08
So you can't sleep in silence ? he he. Thanks for commenting
• United States
27 Jun 08
When I was yonger I needed a radio, but now, with 3 and 5 yr old boys, silence is golden!!!!
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@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
29 Jun 08
I understand thanks for the comment! Take care.
@ladym33 (11007)
• United States
21 Jun 08
If I am sleeping alone I need some kind of noise, like the TV or a fan. When my husband is in the bed the fan is always on so I guess I am kind of used to sleeping with the sound of the fan.
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@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
28 Jun 08
I see, thanks for the comment! Take care!
• India
20 Jun 08
well it depends on how sleepy i am..if i am very sleepy then even if there is lots of noise i can sleep but if not then i ususally listen 2 some music or read a book 2 get sleep..
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@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
20 Jun 08
I understand, thanks for sharing with me. Take care !
• China
20 Jun 08
an interesting topic, i have never noticed. But it's true. After you said that, i noticed i usually sleep with some sound as TV...music or something, i don't know why i do that but i will...and always, i used to sleep with that sound. Of cause, i didn't make the TV or radio running all night, heplfully, the TV and Radio could be timed.
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@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
20 Jun 08
Thanks for sharing - take care!
@chirantani (1382)
• India
20 Jun 08
Before falling asleep,I need a complete silence. But after falling asleep,if there is any sound surrounding me,doesn't matters much,although I cannot stand talking of peoples or cell phone ringing.
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@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
20 Jun 08
thanks for posting here and sharing. Take care !