Do you turn off the lights when you sleep?
July 8, 2010 8:21am CST
As the subject goes, do you turn off the lights when you go to sleep at night? Me? I usually let it on because I am afraid of the dark. whenever I let the light turned off I usually think of many scary thoughts and I am afraid that insects would crawl at me.
8 Jul 10
I'm the same, always sleep with the light on, have done since I was a kid and i would hate sleeping over at friends houses who would switch off the lights, i was always too embarrassed to tell them i was scared, so I would spend the night wide awake and staring into the darkness. Now i can sleep in the dark with my boyfriend but i still prefer lights on, especially if i wake up in the middle of the night in complete darkness it's horrible. I'm not so scared of insects, more about people hiding in the dark and stuff, and it doesn't help that my night vision is really poor (probably because my eyes aren't used to it) so even in dim light i am pretty much blind :(
• United States
10 Jul 10
I have never been able to sleep with the lights on. The only way I would be able to fall asleep is if was extremely tired and even then I would probably wake up and not be able to fall back asleep. I find it hard to even fall back asleep in the morning when I wake up and the sun has already risen.
10 Jul 10
Hi hanagi, I could sleep with either light on or light off. Anyway it's more comfortable and relaxing if sleeping in the dark As what I have learned from articles as well as studies, one would have a fully rest if sleeping in the dark. For light might stimulate our eyes even they are tightly closed and this would disturb our rest. Therefore if I could I always try to sleep with all lights off. And I hope doing so I could then have a proper rest thoroughly and get up energetic the next morning Try to keep yourself calm and never ever think of those so-called scary insects. Before going to bed it's nice for you to check all over the bed and pillow as well as blanket to make sure that there is totally not any insect harboring there. I hope you would enjoy sleeping in the dark comfortably in the coming days Happy posting!
• Boston, Massachusetts
9 Jul 10
Hi Hanagi, I can’t sleep with the lights on. It must be turned off. There are times when I am so tired that I don’t mind even if the lights are on but most of the time—it’s off! I am not scared of darkness. I am more concern of my comfort when I sleep and lights off is one of them!
8 Jul 10
Yes, I turn off the lights when I sleep. I just cant sleep with lights on, I may be able to sleep for quite a while but I get midnight awakenings if the light is on, which causes disruption of my sleep. When I was still a kid, I also had the same experience with you, so I also turned the lights off (it was the time when I often watched scary movies) that's why I dont watch scary movies anymore.
8 Jul 10
Personally i cannot sleep if lights are on . No matter what idea i use its impossible for me to sleep with lights on. But in my family there are people who are afraid of dark. I suggest them to sleep in very low brightness because very bright light excites rod cells in our eyes and it can be disturbing.
8 Jul 10
aww hanagi so sorry :( well if i go to sleep i dont mind that lights are off but if im not and is very dark im afraid. i also dont like the dark much :( im a bit scared maybe bcs of scary movies :( the dark is always associated to that. anyway i dont like lights when is to sleep bcs is a bit hard to fall asleep if the lights are open i think^^