Can you sleep even if the surrounding is noisy?

@Bebs08 (10690)
United States
May 30, 2010 12:58pm CST
I can't sleep when people around me are making noise like singing, laughing, and telling stories in a loud voice. There was one time I was in a camping site of teen agers because I was one of their counselors, the teens are noisy, laughing, telling stories in a loud voice even if it is midnight. They are not in my jurisdiction because they are from another unit, so then I was so pissed off because I can't sleep. But some of my co-counselors are sound asleep in spite of the noise. I really admire their tolerance. What about you? can you do that? sleeping in a noisy environment? I can't.
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@common_man (1799)
• India
31 May 10
Hi Bebs There is a proverb in my mother tongue that says "If you are really feeling Sleepy you can sleep even on rocks" In normal condition one will not be able to sleep in noisy condition or in bright sunshine or on hard surface. But When one has done sufficient hard work physically as well as mentally, and when rest is must for body and mind then one can sleep in noisy condition, or in sunshine or on hard surface. As regards me, in normal condition I can not sleep in noisy environment, but when I need rest badly I can sleep when my family members are watching TV in high volume. Happy mylotting.
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@Bebs08 (10690)
• United States
1 Jun 10
Oh good for you!! I can't.
• India
2 Jun 10
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
30 May 10
I'm a very light sleeper to begin with so no. Any type of noise or light will keep me restless and tossing and turning. I have actually tried to sleep with earplugs but that is very uncomfortable for me. When you are trying to sleep there is nothing worse then dealing with noise around you. I don't know how people do it who work the nightshift, and have to sleep during the day.
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@Bebs08 (10690)
• United States
1 Jun 10
I am also wondering of how these people can sleep during day time with the noise? I can't.
• Bulgaria
3 Jun 10
Most of the time, I like to fall a sleep with soft music at low volume off course. I helps me clear my mind before sleep. I live at place with constant noises ans these noises really don't bother me neither to fall a sleep neither when I sleep.
@walijo2008 (4648)
• United States
2 Jun 10
No, I can't sleep in a noisy environment either, it has to be very quiet for me to sleep. We have neighbors whose dogs bark all night, and it drives me crazy because thats all I can hear when I'm trying to sleep. We wonder how in the world can they sleep, they must not hear them. They live a mile from us and we can hear them..haha.
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@Bebs08 (10690)
• United States
14 Jun 10
that's the thing I don't like when I have neighbors who have dogs. I hate it. We don't have dogs and we don't plan to own one because of that reason.. Noisy night and day barking.
@williamjisir (22904)
• China
2 Jun 10
Hello Beb. I could sleep in a noisy surrounding if it so happens that I am rather tired and sleepy, but for sure that kind of sleep is bad in quality as I think that I will have a broken sleep to be woken up by the noise if the frequency of the noise does not keep the same. You know what I mean, my dear friend? Of course, a quiet surrounding is the best that we can enjoy a quality sleep. Have a wonderful day, Beb.
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@Bebs08 (10690)
• United States
14 Jun 10
I really hate places where it is noisy during sleeping time. I just wonder why some people can sleep soundly amidst the noise?
@kukueye (1761)
• Malaysia
31 May 10
Well it depends on the volume and pitch.If it is constant , like switching on the radio and in the same volume, i can still continue to sleep.But i doubt i can sleep if they are teenager suddenly scream , giggling , jump up and down. these teenagers should be teach a lesson not to made noisy if there are people sleeping nearby. My camping days there are disipline have to light out and sleep after midnight. Because it is dangerous to wander around after midnight , if they are naught , next camp session they will ban. They can go themselves next time , and get kidnap rape eaten alive butchered abducted by alien and such and it will not be our concern.ahaha.
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@Bebs08 (10690)
• United States
1 Jun 10
Oh!! I agree with you. Teen agers are noisy all the time giggling and shouting even at midnight. I think the parents are responsible to keep these teens away from the public places or even in residential places at night time. They are a disturbance and besides it is dangerous to roam around at night.
• Philippines
31 May 10
HAHAHAHA... wow.. Nice post you have there... Hm.. Well, for me.. That depends if I'm really tired... But, if I'm not really that sleepy yet, i can't sleep of course. Well, I'm used sleeping late so I think it influenced me.. :D
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@Bebs08 (10690)
• United States
1 Jun 10
many people are disturb with noise when they are sleeping. Good for you, not the same as me. I can't tolerate the noise.
@khalida (1130)
• India
31 May 10
well when i am really very tired and sleepy, that's when people around me get too restless or don't want to switch off the lights!! lol :) am not a very sound sleeper. if someone is talking around in the same room or if anyone switches off the fan or something, i'l get up within 5 mins!! it is really very irritating to get up that way! :(
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@Bebs08 (10690)
• United States
1 Jun 10
I agree with you. It is very upsetting when someone in the room is very inconsiderate. Like me too, I am disturb with a slight noise.
@nixxi76 (3192)
• Canada
31 May 10
I'm pretty sure those teenagers are just acting their age. They are away from home with other friends and for them, what could be better? When I'm tired, I'm tired! I don't care who's around making noise, I will sleep, and sleep like a rock I must say. I've always been that way since I was a teen. Take care
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@Bebs08 (10690)
• United States
1 Jun 10
Oh really? teen agers are different?
@adamc151 (479)
31 May 10
Yeh, i can sleep pretty much anywhere i think. Like the small earthquake we once had, i didn't even know about it until i got to school and people were telling stories of how they fell out of bed. Yeh, i like my sleep :)
@Bebs08 (10690)
• United States
1 Jun 10
oh? that is too much. Others are falling from their bed and you are still sleeping? Good for you.
@srganesh (6350)
• India
31 May 10
if you are really sleepy,you could sleep in any environment.You are disturbed then because you thought that you could have the power to control the situation.But you would have slept freely in a bus or train where there were strangers.We can expect the environment to our desire only at home.
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@Bebs08 (10690)
• United States
1 Jun 10
Well, you are right!! most of the time I can sleep while in a car or bus but in the house when it is noisy I can't sleep. I'm wondering why I can sleep in the bus or car amidst the noise of the engine.
@evepin (723)
• Philippines
31 May 10
i cannot, for the life of me, sleep when my surroundings are noisy. sometimes even the littlest of noise keeps me awake. there are exceptions though, like the sound of a fan or the aircon. but noisy people, vehicles, construction, etc... i simply cannot. cheers and happy myLotting!
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@Bebs08 (10690)
• United States
1 Jun 10
just like me, those noise you mentioned make me feel terrible when I sleep.
• Philippines
31 May 10
Normally I can't, but if I'm really very tired, nothing can stop me from falling asleep -- not even loud music.
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@Bebs08 (10690)
• United States
1 Jun 10
Oh wow!! loud music made me sick. I hate that when I sleep.
• United States
31 May 10
I consider myself the most peaky sleeper in the world. I can not stand any noise what so ever.The sound of a mosquito buzzing will keep me up the entire night. i cannot sleep when there is someone close by who snores....I am usually forced to wake them up or turn there heads so that they can stop snoring...i know this sounds cruel but if i am to get some sleep, i have to do all this. i just hope my future wife is the most silent of sleepers.....
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@Bebs08 (10690)
• United States
1 Jun 10
That is the most terrible thing in the world when your wife someday is a snorer. Just be sure she is not because it is really hard to be miserable in your whole life without a good sleep every night.
@mspitot (3834)
• Philippines
31 May 10
yes. if i want to sleep, i sleep regardless of the noise from our neighbors. noise from our neighbors is normal to me specially on sundays. they love singing in videoke!
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@Bebs08 (10690)
• United States
1 Jun 10
OH!! my dear!! I wish I am like you.
@qianyun6 (2069)
• China
31 May 10
I can't too. I am very sensitive of sound, light. In normal condition, I even can't fall in asleep in day time. Once my roommate watched film using his laptop, the light of screen made me very difficult to fall asleep.
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@Bebs08 (10690)
• United States
1 Jun 10
I am too. I don't like the light and the noise when I am sleeping.
@SirPyan (430)
• Malaysia
31 May 10
For years I had been living a nocturnal life because of work. I slept during the day from morning to noon. Sometimes I had problem to sleep because of the noises my neighbors made. I lived in an apartment, so when someone knock the wall or something like that, it would interfere with my sleep. But I can't blame them though. I actually have a very sensitive sense, even a slightest sound could wake me up. So it can be really troublesome. If I really tired, I could sleep in a very noisy environment, but not all times.
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@Bebs08 (10690)
• United States
1 Jun 10
Oh!! my hubby is like that too. Even the sound of the cat scratching, he will be disturbed and has a hard time going back to sleep. Like me too, I can't sleep amidst noise.
@elleb0418 (1107)
• Philippines
31 May 10
Me I can sleep around me are very noisy.I have a high tolerance in terms of noise.So I am not bothered with them when I want to sleep.
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@Bebs08 (10690)
• United States
1 Jun 10
wow!! hight tolerance of noise? I wish I can have that too.
30 May 10
To be honest Im used to sleeping in noisy enviroment I dont mind anyone speaking even playing music, having fun....Im like a bear in its sleep time...to wake me up you would need a hammer drill.....as for light I dont mind any small lights for example on my PC but I DO mind room main light so annoying...
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@Bebs08 (10690)
• United States
1 Jun 10
Oh!! you 're great!! I wish I can do that too, never disturb with the noise and can sleep soundly without disturbance.
@salonga (27982)
• Philippines
30 May 10
No Bebs, I am very sensitive to noise. I want all my surroundings peaceful and quiet when I go to sleep. This it the reason why I could not sleep just anywhere, people talking around keeps me awake. I wonder why there are some people who can fall asleep in an instant just about anywhere they lie.
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@Bebs08 (10690)
• United States
1 Jun 10
I agree with you my friend. there are people who can sleep anywhere. They even snore even if their surrounding is noisy. I admire that talent.
@HADDOWZ (1481)
30 May 10
I cant sleep in a totally silent room, I like to have the TV or radio on with the volume turned down very low. My pet hate is sleeping in a room with a ticking clock, it's like chinese torture to me. I'm not a great sleeper, even when I am tired , it still take me time to nod off, and then I still awaken through the night several times. Some people are sound sleepers and some are not.
@Bebs08 (10690)
• United States
1 Jun 10
You are right!! some people are like that.