WHAT DISTURBS YOUR SLEEP?

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@Kandae11 (27097)
November 15, 2017 8:13am CST
Could it be - too much caffeine, overwork, a snoring spouse, aches and pains or barking dogs ? - what disturbs your sleep? I sleep alone and usually I have no problem sleeping at night, but recently my neighbor's dogs seem to be trying their utmost to disturb my blissful slumber. And there really is no point in having a chat with the neighbor - what could he do about it? On the topic of sleeping, even if your marriage is a happy one, would you prefer to have separate beds or bedrooms? There was a study once which suggested that married couples who use separate bathrooms last longer together. What do you think?
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@JohnRoberts (41101)
• Los Angeles, California
15 Nov
Noisy neighbors and dogs.
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@Kandae11 (27097)
15 Nov
My neighbor's dogs are getting on my last nerve.
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@kobesbuddy (19408)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Nov
@Kandae11 We got Kobe a bark collar, which stops him from barking at night.
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@Bopsalay (157)
• Phuket, Thailand
16 Nov
Me too
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@LadyDuck (122261)
• Switzerland
15 Nov
Coffee in the afternoon disturbs my sleep, as well as any kind of noise. I also need a dark room to sleep. My husband does not snore, we share the same bedroom and bed from 46 years, so I do not know what to think. I would not like to sleep alone.
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@Kandae11 (27097)
15 Nov
Forty-six years? awesome! No - you won't want to sleep in a bed without him.
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@LadyDuck (122261)
• Switzerland
15 Nov
@Kandae11 It's a long time we are married, we never felt the need to have separate bedrooms.
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@MALUSE (32906)
• Denmark
15 Nov
My husband and I have separate bedrooms. A wise decision! We married in 1979.
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@Kandae11 (27097)
15 Nov
If I ever decided to get married again (hardly likely) - my intended would first have to agree to separate bedrooms.
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• Calgary, Alberta
15 Nov
@Kandae11 O, since we don't watch same tv shows . . . I love watching sports like tennis and basketball while my wife loves to watch love stories . . I let her watch on our tv in our bedroom, while I watch on our big screen TV in our living room . . . I sleep most of the time on the couch.
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@Kandae11 (27097)
15 Nov
@antonbunot You are a real sports fan indeed.
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@amadeo (47978)
• United States
15 Nov
getting up and going to the bathroom
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@Kandae11 (27097)
15 Nov
Oh, yes, that can be disturbing.
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@amadeo (47978)
• United States
15 Nov
@Kandae11 yes it can.But so used to it
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@Courtlynn (50942)
• United States
15 Nov
My back, because of sleeping on a futon 3-7 days at a time every other week when I would go to my boyfriends for 3 years. definitely not something to sleep on. also the heat, and cold. and my bf when hes here.
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@Kandae11 (27097)
15 Nov
Too much cold or too much heat will definitely affect my sleep. A Chiropractor should help with your back.
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@Courtlynn (50942)
• United States
15 Nov
@Kandae11 they have not helped. not for my bfs back either from sleeping on it even more than me. and they cost way too much to go to anyways.
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@Kandae11 (27097)
15 Nov
Sorry about that. I have a friend who worked in a nursing home - she developed back problems at a young age from lifting and turning patients.
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@just4him (92252)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Nov
You could ask the owner to bring the dog inside at night. We have a noise curfew here. A person could get a fine for barking dogs after 9 PM. The only thing that disturbs my sleep is when I am stuffed to the hilt and can't breathe. I took care of that problem today.
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@Kandae11 (27097)
15 Nov
His dogs are outside dogs - and the only curfew in existence here would be related to the shut off time for loud parties. I'll probably get ear plugs until those dogs start behaving. I am glad you were able to take care of the breathing problem.
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@just4him (92252)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Nov
@Kandae11 Being outside dogs they should still be quiet. Thank you.
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@UncleJoe (8566)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
15 Nov
We both snore but it doesn't keep either awake. Hers sounds like a relaxing music to my ears. Also we tend to cuddle in our sleep so we wouldn't want separate beds. The only thing that disturbs my sleep is the sound of somebody breaking in a sliding glass door.
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@Kandae11 (27097)
15 Nov
You have to be awake to hear her music like snores. Sliding glass doors - I bet that would be disturbing indeed.
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@DianneN (59544)
• United States
15 Nov
Nothing much disturbs my sleep except an occasional stomach ache or bad dream. My husband can't go to sleep without me and I with him. We also have four other empty bedrooms. lol
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@Kandae11 (27097)
15 Nov
That is adorable. - but not for me - I need my space.
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@DianneN (59544)
• United States
15 Nov
@Kandae11 We have a king size bed. He is not allowed to enter my half of the bed without permission, unless it's for something special.
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@Kandae11 (27097)
15 Nov
@DianneN Then I would say he is a quiet sleeper - no tossing and turning and ending up - uninvited on your side of the bed.
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@sabtraversa (9872)
• Italy
15 Nov
The alarm clock disturbs my sleep. Extreme temperatures don't help either, and then it's my brain that just doesn't want to rest. If I'm deeply asleep, no noise annoys me (almost sounds like a tongue twister). Separate bathrooms would be cool, I'm not sure about bedrooms. It's okay if a partner wants to sleep alone once in a while, but I'd still prefer to share my bed with a noisy but warm "warthog".
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@Kandae11 (27097)
15 Nov
Too hot or too cold won't work for me either. If a big teddybear is in bed next to me I can toss it in a chair whenever I feel like.
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• Italy
15 Nov
@Kandae11 I'd push the bear onto the floor. Unfortunately I might do the same if the bear was "human". Not many people enjoy sleeping with me.
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@Kandae11 (27097)
15 Nov
@sabtraversa Maybe deep inside you really prefer sleeping alone.
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@marlina (62330)
• Canada
15 Nov
You don't want to know all the things that disturb my sleep, trust me!
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@Kandae11 (27097)
15 Nov
I hope you still manage to get some sleep nonetheless.
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@marlina (62330)
• Canada
16 Nov
@Kandae11 I manage to have some good hours here and there. Thanks.
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@shubhu3 (13559)
• New Delhi, India
15 Nov
Too much coffee or tea disturbs my sleep.
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@Kandae11 (27097)
15 Nov
I know. It is best to have it at least eight hours before bedtime.
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@shubhu3 (13559)
• New Delhi, India
15 Nov
@Kandae11 I agree.
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• Laguna, Philippines
15 Nov
Thinking about dolls from horror movies disturbs me. I feel like when I look at my left and right, I would see them and say. "Hello there. Wanna play?". Oh no, I'm imagining it again. T.T
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@Kandae11 (27097)
15 Nov
No more "Chucky" movies for you.
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• Laguna, Philippines
15 Nov
@Kandae11 Hahaha. I loathe that doll. I really do. It destroyed my childhood days. Even until now. Hahaha.
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@Kandae11 (27097)
15 Nov
@jennisonpangan But seriously - there are some movies I do not think children should be allowed to watch - especially horror.
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@shaggin (26910)
• United States
15 Nov
If someone is in my bed that I am not used to being there every night such as when my exes stayed overnight I would not be able to sleep. Too much caffeine or a nap during the day will make me unable to sleep at night as well.
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@Kandae11 (27097)
15 Nov
Those would definitely cause a problem with me - I have switched to decaf and I try not to nap during the day.
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@shaggin (26910)
• United States
15 Nov
@Kandae11 I drink a big cup of coffee in the morning then freshly brewed iced tea. I cant have any caffeine after 2pm or so or it will cause me to not be able to sleep later.
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@Kandae11 (27097)
15 Nov
@shaggin Yes, that's right , if I am having any beverage which has caffeine - I have it eight hours before bedtime.
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@kobesbuddy (19408)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Nov
I don't associate a good marriage with separate bathrooms. There's no connection, that I can think of. My sleep is much better, my coughing was waking me up at night. Noise, caffeine, being too warm, all these keep me awake.
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@Kandae11 (27097)
16 Nov
Coughing can definitely keep one awake.
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@kobesbuddy (19408)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Nov
@Kandae11 Oh, it sure can:(
@antonbunot (9506)
• Calgary, Alberta
15 Nov
What disturbs my sleep?! The double-pumping snoring of my wife. She inhales, she snores. She exhales, she snores! And her snores are loud! I am losing hearing on my right ear!
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@Kandae11 (27097)
15 Nov
Maybe if you should start snoring, she just might cease those nightly sounds.
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• Calgary, Alberta
15 Nov
@Kandae11 I think I was born not to snore . . .
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@RasmaSandra (13380)
• Riga, Latvia
15 Nov
With the passing of my husband my cat Sid has taken one half of the bed. That is alright with me because I feel comforted knowing he is there sleeping. However lately and I believe it is true my hubby has taken to come watching over us in spirit. Since cats and dogs can see spirits a couple of nights at about 3 AM I have been awoken by Sid meowing at the top of his lungs. Well now I am used to this and actually glad for it. You see he really loved his Papa and I know that it means he sees him and he is happily excited. Then I have to pat and kiss the top of his head until he can settle down again. Now it is our routine and my happiness.
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@RasmaSandra (13380)
• Riga, Latvia
16 Nov
@Kandae11 my mom has come to see me but not for a very long time now and I too smelled her perfume scent. It was so nice because it lingered for awhile.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
15 Nov
The dog is the number one culprit. She moves around a lot on some nights.
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@Kandae11 (27097)
15 Nov
Any barking?
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
15 Nov
@Kandae11 she very rarely barks
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@JudyEv (101135)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Nov
I know we'll never have separate beds or bedrooms but the times I've slept on my own I do think I sleep better. I think any movement wakes me easily.
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@Kandae11 (27097)
16 Nov
I awaken at the slightest sound.
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@mohit459 (2895)
• Haldwani, India
15 Nov
I think nothing!.. because while sleeping I'm away from the rest of the world!.
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@Kandae11 (27097)
15 Nov
You sleep undisturbed -- that's nice.
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@mohit459 (2895)
• Haldwani, India
16 Nov
@Kandae11 yep!.. So what's the time there?..
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@Kandae11 (27097)
16 Nov
@mohit459 When it is night in the Caribbean it is morning and the next day in your country.
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@JustBhem (22514)
• Davao, Philippines
15 Nov
My Mothers shouting routine every morning. She does it every day.
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@Kandae11 (27097)
15 Nov
What causes her to shout?
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@JustBhem (22514)
• Davao, Philippines
15 Nov
@Kandae11 I don't know. She always yells at people inside our house.
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