Can you sleep when the lights are on?

@Jacruz25 (1124)
Philippines
October 17, 2011 5:27pm CST
I don't have problem if the lights are on or not, I can sleep either way. Of course most of us prefer turning off the lights to sleep more comfortably. I can't sleep only if I'm thinking something deeply.
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@jjzone44 (917)
• United States
17 Oct 11
If I am tired enough, I can fall asleep if the lights are on. In general though, I like to sleep in the dark; if I sleep during the day I even use one of those masks for the eyes. And yes, something on my mind will definitely affect my ability to fall asleep.
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@Jlyn10 (10900)
• Malaysia
18 Oct 11
Same here except I don't use those masks when I sleep.
@lady1993 (19613)
• Philippines
18 Oct 11
I thought I couldn't before- but when I tried once I was able to. I think it just depends when I am really tired or not- I don't really care if the light are on. But it is such a waste of electricity.. to keep it on for 8 hours or more.
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@katcarneo (1433)
• Philippines
17 Oct 11
I can, but I don't want to. I have an aunt who only sleeps with the light on and we always have fights about saving electricity and stuff. I can sleep basically in any situation, even in very bright places, or noisy places. But when I sleep at home I turn off all lights and I don't keep the TV or the radio on like some people do. I really want to save electricity.
• United States
19 Oct 11
I'm pretty much like you. I can sleep almost anywhere, but I like to sleep with the lights off. Plus, I want to save electricity as well.
@katcarneo (1433)
• Philippines
20 Oct 11
Yeah, right, save electricity. Parents should train kids to sleep in the dark, no night-lights. I also can fall asleep rather well while sitting down in a vehicle, but I don't do this when I'm alone.
@mentalward (14695)
• United States
18 Oct 11
I don't have any problem sleeping with lights on or off. It can be bright sunlight coming through a window and I can still sleep just fine. My problem is noise. I cannot sleep without a constant noise, like a fan, to help mask the occidental noises like birds chirping, crickets, wind, normal noises associated with a house, etc. If a TV is on, forget it! I'll never get to sleep. I always have a fan or air filter running, something with a constant noise that will help lull my brain into sleep.
@mentalward (14695)
• United States
18 Oct 11
Oops, "occidental" should be "accidental". Sorry!
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
18 Oct 11
I can usually sleep with the lights on or off. It is easier to fall asleep if the lights are off, or at least not to bright. If I'm really tired it doesn't matter either way. I don't like a lot of noise though. I keep the tv on all the time but I keep it turned down low. Sometimes I think it's low enough but once I lay down and try to sleep I have to turn it down more.
• Philippines
18 Oct 11
No, I can't sleep if the light is on.. well i don't,i just want to sleep with the dark. hehehe
@webgirl01 (693)
• United States
28 Oct 11
I can sleep when nights are on if i am very sleepy. However, I prefer sleeping with nights off because i don't want to waste energy of electricity. Either way I'm okay, but depends.
@shanemae (1025)
• Philippines
27 Oct 11
hi there! well, when i am not that tired sometimes the light would bother me. but just like you i really don't mind sleeping with lights on or off. though turning it off is more convenient.
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
20 Oct 11
I can sleep either way, it doesn't really make a difference to me. However I tend to prefer having at least a small light on. Nothing too bright, but some light. In my other room I used to have the street lights by my window, so I didn't need anything else as long as the curtains were open, but now I"m on the other side and there are no street lights. Of course I can sleep with the lights off, and I do most times, but if I can choose I will keep at least a night light on.
• India
20 Oct 11
Anyone can sleep with or without light, it only differs in the condition of a person's body stat, if the body is tired with a long time and it gets a little comfortable stat , you feel sleepy and in seconds anyone can fall asleep, no matter if lights were ON or a/c is overtempered or the couch you are lying on, is your friend's couch. But if your body is already relaxed, then you better have to care 'bout lights, fan, windows, and the nice bed with some soft pillows. Overeating of rice and bread at midday and night can also lead a person to feel sleepy. I always feel it.. Sleep with a thought usually called tension and always leads to nightmares, so i always avoid thinking while sleeping, it's kind of dangerous, both the thinking and nightmares too.... have a good sleep( it enhances one's brain's memory)
@jdyrj777 (6556)
• United States
20 Oct 11
If im tried i dont have a problem going to sleep at all. Even if its noisey.
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
19 Oct 11
Hi Jacruz! When I was little, I could not sleep with the lights off. I was a scaredycat then. But as I grow old, I learned to appreciate the peacefulness and calmness of a dark night so I started sleeping with the lights off. And there just came a time when I couldn't sleep with the lights on anymore. And even when I'm already sleeping and the lights got turned on so suddenly, I tend to wake up and my sleep is disturbed so I get annoyed. But there are also times that I fall asleep with the lights on but those are times that I do not want to sleep yet but I am so sleepy that I fall asleep even with the lights on. Like when I am reviewing or reading something. I tend to fall asleep even with a bright light. lol
• United States
18 Oct 11
I can sleep either way, of course I prefer to sleep in a pitch black room with no lights, but I have no problem falling sleep with the lights on either.
@vasumathi (438)
• India
18 Oct 11
if i have deep sleep, i dont care about lights. but if i dont get proper sleep, i dont like lights to be switched on !!!
@2wicelot (2948)
18 Oct 11
I do not mind the lights on and I can sleep without any problems. I do not mind noise as well. In fact, in my case it does not matter what is going on around me. If I am really sleepy then I would sleep and nothing would stop me it seems.
@globaldoc (860)
• Philippines
18 Oct 11
I have the habit of being able to sleep only if it is so dark. I think this is just a manner of habit. There are people who can sleep with lights on. At least with my sleeping habit, I save electricity bills.
@sexyice (874)
• Latvia
18 Oct 11
Yes I am very scary person. I don't like dark rooms. And if I need in night to the toilet I swich on all lights in my way. I believe ghosts and other mistics persons. So simply I need light in the dark then I feel comfortably and better sleep. My boyfriend love sleep in dark.. so simply love wins and we sleep with the night lights
@JohnRok1 (2051)
18 Oct 11
People vary. But recently I heard over the BBC that research has shown that even a small amount of light while you are sleeping reduces the value of the sleep. But people have lived to a good old age even when most of their sleep has been without darkness, e.g., Sir Winston Churchill.
@Jlyn10 (10900)
• Malaysia
18 Oct 11
I can sleep either way but I still prefer if the lights are off. I try to watch a movie before I fall asleep just to get my mind off things.
@kyrararen (601)
• Indonesia
18 Oct 11
I can close my eyes but I cant let myself unconcious when the light is off. but I cant sleep nicely when the light is on. so I usually put a blindfold and let the lights on.
• Australia
18 Oct 11
I can sleep better in the daylight than night time, and I sleep better with the lights on than off. Yet ironically, when it's time for me to wake up, that's when I want the lights off.