How do you falll asleep?

United States
March 1, 2007 1:39pm CST
Does it have to be absolutely quite for you to fall asleep at night or do you need background noises like radio, television?
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@babyhar (1335)
• Canada
1 Mar 07
I have found that a large majority of the time that I need my room or even the rest of the house to be rather quiet. I find I sleep a lot better if the house is quiet. But if there is a lot of noise going on within the house or someone may be snoring or I can hear dishes crashing or anything along those lines.. That it makes it extremely difficult for me to fall asleep at night or even during the day when I am taking a nap. I know that my other half tends to snore when he is sleeping quite often. And I can never get to sleep if he is snoring or breathing really loudly. I usually find myself tossing & turning all night long if someone is snoring within the same room that I am sleeping in. Sometimes my other half has had to go as far as to sleep out on the couch in the living room. Or even sleep on the floor far away from me just so I can get a good nights rest. He doesn't mind doing this though as he is the one who says he is going to go do this. I try to stop him but he truly cares whether or not I get a good nights rest. The only time I can think of that I can fall asleep with a lot of noise. Whether that be the noise of someone typing on the keyboard or someone listening to music.. Is when I am extremely exhausted. I then can fall asleep with certain noises in the background. Or even sometimes my other half has told me that he had accidentally dropped a few things on the floor or he had slammed a cupboard door out in the kitchen really hard. And I just laid there peacefully fast asleep. I don't even remember these times because I was so exhausted & so out of it thankfully. But I know that there have been times where I have been fast asleep or had just fallen asleep & the slightest noise will end up waking me up. So I think it all depends upon how tired I am. I think if I am extremely exhausted & hadn't been sleeping all to well as of recently.. Then I can sleep just like a baby without having anything disturb me.. Yet if I am just having one of those weeks where the slightest thing can wake me up.. Then I find I need it as quiet as possible to get a good nights rest. In conclusion.. For the most part I usually do need it to be rather quiet for me to fall asleep at night.. Or even when I decide to take a nap during the day due to me not getting enough sleep the previous night or even all week. I find the slightest noise can wake me up just like that.. And then I can't sleep at all.. Then like I had stated above.. Sometimes I am to exhausted to notice or even hear the background noises around me. I think it all depends upon how I am feeling & how much sleep I had gotten to be quite honest. I think that plays a big factor in to whether or not I need it to be absolutely quiet to fall asleep.. Or if I can handle a few background noises while I am trying to fall asleep at night! . . Thanks for allowing me to share! xx
@ukchriss (2103)
1 Mar 07
By the time i go to bed i am so tired I fall asleep as soon as i lie down. If I am not tired when i go to bed i will toss and turn for hours - usually keeping my other half awake as well!
@koushika (693)
• India
1 Mar 07
yes, it has to be absolutely quiet for me when i sleep, not only that it has to be almost pitch black, i don't like light nor sound nor anyone disturb my sumptuous slumber..