Do you hear noises when you go to bed?

@jugsjugs (13045)
October 27, 2009 5:54pm CST
Do you lay in bed and listen to all the sounds.The floor boards cooling down the cats in and out of the cat flap,cars going by and all the other things that may go bang in the night,do you listen to things like that?
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@carmelbg (521)
28 Oct 09
I do hear noises at night. The house is settling, floorboards creaking. The kitten playing with her toys, the fridge motor kicking in. I can hear a number of dogs barking in the neighbourhood too. Its kind of the end of the day routine, everything is winding down and settling for the night.
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@shiloh62 (46)
• United States
28 Oct 09
Yes. I listen to these things intentionally. The everyday sounds that are made can be quite comforting and relaxing if they are not too loud. You can easily be lulled to sleep by the sounds of crickets,frogs and rain falling, and it is easy to fall asleep once you've relaxed and let nature do the work. Even the train whistle at the nearby station is a nice sound at night,and the cars on the interstate are like waves on the beach. This might take some practice for some but if you can excercise some patience and relax, you will find it easier and easier to fall asleep.
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@sallysue (326)
• Canada
28 Oct 09
Hi: We're lucky we don't hear any creaks at night. I guess after 200 years our house is totally settled. Living in the country we do get mice that's really the only thing we hear at night. Sure keeps the cat busy and he sure is a good mouser.
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@celticeagle (119241)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Oct 09
I lived in many houses. Some I have heard noises in and some I have not. In this apartment I am sharing with my daughter and grandson right now I do hear the people nextdoor. One corner of the bedroom is really creaky and noisy. I am not sure if they are just moving in bed or around the room. No ghosts.
• Philippines
12 Nov 09
Yes, when I am lying on bed I do not totally give in to sleep already. I am aware of the sounds I here everywhere. I can hear the television of our neighbors. I can hear my parents talking, and I can hear cats and dogs, even the voice of people outside our house. Sometimes it is quiet everywhere. Only I can hear is the sound from electric fan from our room. Sometimes I do not hear nothing besides my Mp4 playing on my ear.
@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
30 Oct 09
not as much now but when i first moved out on my own at 17 I swear every bump in the nite I heard I was up antrying to figure what made the nosie
• Philippines
29 Oct 09
Even if I don't want to, yes, I do. I am a night person, so expect just how quiet my environment is on regular nights. Being the eldest, I also got used to staying really late since I was a kid since my father was usually at work then. He was a polie officer (now retired), and he used to stay at the base for 4 days a week, 3 days a week at home. I think I have been a paranoid person ever since. I grew up in a place that has been haunted by stories about ghosts, thieves, etc. So I have been keen even about light noises.
@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Oct 09
hi jugsjugs oh yes but after that I want to go to sleep I put in sleep ear plugs. I live in a retirement center, and our room faces onto the back side of a Vietnamese grocery store, yes I know I am in the US but we have a settlement here called Little Saigon and the grocery store is right behind our room at gold crest. so we get to hear the clerks talking on their breaks, carts of stuff being moved in and out of the store,dump trucks, delivery trucks,you name it, but if you want any sleep you have to use sleep ear plugs. he heem]thumbup[/em]
@mrfdg1972 (3238)
• Philippines
28 Oct 09
i hear them but i pay no attention. You have to get used to it, specially when you live in an Urban area/city.
@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
28 Oct 09
Yes, my house is 85 years old so it has lots of noises! They don't scare me, this is the friendliest house I've ever been in. One weird thing is when the people across the street shut their car doors it sounds as if someone is walking on my porch.
@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
28 Oct 09
Yes many times I hear the settling of the house still happening after 20 years. It can scare me so much when its extra loud. I will be alone in my house for 6 days in November and its freaking me out a bit. Its very quiet in my neighborhood at night but the slightest noise my dog will start to bark which unnerves me and I end up with my heart beating a mile a minute.
• United States
28 Oct 09
When you experience insomnia, you hear all kinds of noises at night.
@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
28 Oct 09
Sometimes I listen...there is a certain comfort in familiar noises, the traffic, which is relatively quiet where I live, and yes, the settling of floorboards and such. During the warm months, the tree frogs and crickets make me feel happy that it is a summery night, or in the spring, the peepers singing in a pond. And I love love love to hear rain falling. Many nights, though, as I'm too light a sleeper, I keep a fan on a "low hum" for white noise, and I sleep better and longer. Or I play a nature Cd of oceans waves or falling rain to get to sleep. Karen
@drannhh (15240)
• United States
28 Oct 09
No, but before bed I do. When I snuggle in under the covers usually I am out like a light and a tree could fall on the roof and I would not hear it. In fact, one once did. I looked out the window in the morning and there it was lying across the front door. Must have been some storm!
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
28 Oct 09
no, I don't, I have fans going and if its too quiet I turn on the ocean sounds cd
@doormouse (4619)
28 Oct 09
i do and it's normally the cats purring at the end of my bed,which is incredibly loud,i also hear the heating system cooling down and the fan in the bathroom
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
28 Oct 09
We live on a dirt road so not many things go down the road at night. Usually it's the trash truck on Wednesday night Thursday morning. Otherwise, what we hear is someone coming home. Inside the house it's the sound of our fan.
@se7enthbird (8328)
• Philippines
27 Oct 09
we live near the streets were tons of vehicle pass so we hear many kinds of things. like motor passing by, jeepneys and cars. there are also barks of the neighborhood dogs and sometimes open and close of doors. some people in our neighborhood works at night like me and go home in the wee morning and some work so early that when i go home they are the ones going out to work.
@dlr297 (5418)
• United States
27 Oct 09
The only time that the noises of the night that you describe bother me, or when i really here them is if im home alone, if my husband is gone and im in the house alone. but other times i do not pay any attention to them
@GardenGerty (101789)
• United States
27 Oct 09
I do not listen to sounds in the night. Usually once my head hits the pillow I am sound asleep. If I get up for the bathroom, however, I hear a rooster crow after 4 in the morning. Hubby just heard it today, and thought he was imagining things. I told him I had heard it for months.