Can you sleep with the lights on?

@iamdee (158)
Philippines
September 20, 2010 11:33am CST
I really cannot sleep at night with the lights on. When I was a kid, I had the opposite situation. I was then afraid of the dark so I will really force my mother to turn the lights on. But as I grow up, I learned to sleep with lights off. This contributes for me to have a sound sleep.
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8 responses
@jlamela (4905)
• Philippines
21 Sep 10
I can sleep with the lights on, but I prefer to turn off the light when I am sleeping because I am more comfortable and at ease when the room is dark. It seems like I am very peaceful when there's no light in my room. I am easily disturbed when the light is on when sleeping even when taking a nap.
@dodo19 (43053)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
20 Sep 10
I don't mind sleeping with a light on. It doesn't really bother me. I usually leave a light on for my husband, when I go to bed before he does. So, I'm somewhat used to falling a sleep with a light on.
• Malaysia
20 Sep 10
Yes...I can sleep with the lights on!! But I prefer sleep with the lights off!! :)
@angelface23 (2496)
• United States
20 Sep 10
I can't sleep with lights or tv on. It has to be pitch black and silent for me. Now i can take the white noise of crickets and an air conditioner but not tv. My husband sleeps on the couch because he has to have the radio or tv on to sleep. I can't stand it. I'd like him to come to bed and once in a while he does but then complains that he couldn't sleep. It's been like this for 5 years now. I don't mind because i like to have the bed to myself as I move around a lot.
• Bulgaria
20 Sep 10
It doesn't matter to me,as long as I'm tired it doesn't matter that much,but lights off is definetly better.
@catalady (363)
20 Sep 10
Hi Iamdee, I am just the same..I cannot sleep with the light on at all. The strange thing is that if I need to take a nap in the daytime I can sleep with the daylight so our bodies must differentiate between different types of light and mine certainly doesn't like artificial light if I am trying to sleep :o)
@akn1961 (1034)
• India
20 Sep 10
i can sleep in lights on but i like to sleep in lights off position ,it gives me sound sleep ,and am more comfortable ,thanks for raising issue.
@RossBoyy (161)
• United States
20 Sep 10
Same situation, I cant sleep a wink when the lights are on now. If anything the darker the better now as Im older haha.