Keeping the Flashlight On Before Sleeping

@acelawrites (16613)
Philippines
July 11, 2019 4:33pm CST
I didn't know why I have to keep my little flashlight on before going to sleep; just keeping it on for a few minutes till I felt so sleepy. Maybe it's because am afraid of the sudden darkness, or it could be due to some imaginations I had. A cousin just passed away and I thought he might be there standing in one corner of the room. Do you also fear the dark at times?
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@Janet357 (18993)
11 Jul
i dont fear it when i am at home i just fear it when im.outside.
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@acelawrites (16613)
• Philippines
12 Jul
It happens; it's common in our culture to be so afraid of such unknown things.
@cacay1 (42198)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
12 Jul
@Janet537, you are so right my friend fear the outside not the inside.
@rakski (33823)
• Philippines
11 Jul
do you do this every night?
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@rakski (33823)
• Philippines
12 Jul
@acelawrites oh okay.
@cacay1 (42198)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
12 Jul
@acelawrites there are many who feel that way though it's just on our mind.
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@acelawrites (16613)
• Philippines
12 Jul
@cacay1 yes, maybe just an imagination or others who can really sense such unknown things (spirits).
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• United States
12 Jul
deepest condolences'n yer loss, hon. no ma'am, i prefer complete'n total darkness outside 'f the stars shinin'. i don't e'en keep a clock 'r my phone'n my bedroom.
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@acelawrites (16613)
• Philippines
12 Jul
You are brave enough. Later on, I can also sleep even when it's dark.
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@CarolDM (32345)
• United States
11 Jul
I used to when I would have bad dreams but not lately. Sorry about your loss.
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@acelawrites (16613)
• Philippines
12 Jul
I don't like nightmares too! Thanks.
@ilocosboy (42775)
• Philippines
12 Jul
Ha ha, mine is placing clothes or pillow or anything above my eyes so I can sleep.
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@acelawrites (16613)
• Philippines
12 Jul
I can't breathe well with pillows on my face.
@ilocosboy (42775)
• Philippines
13 Jul
Actually it should be in my eyes, anything above my eyes.
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@acelawrites (16613)
• Philippines
15 Jul
@ilocosboy it could be.
@MALUSE (51794)
• Germany
11 Jul
My room is never completely dark. I see a faint glow from the street lamps outside.
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@acelawrites (16613)
• Philippines
12 Jul
It's good, you have that faint light from the lamps outside.
@MALUSE (51794)
• Germany
12 Jul
@acelawrites Yes, I like that, too. I would feel claustrophobic in complete darkness.
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@acelawrites (16613)
• Philippines
12 Jul
@MALUSE I somehow feel that way too, and because the room is closed. even the windows.
• United States
12 Jul
The darkness does not scare me and any opportunity I have to see my deceased loved ones peering from the other side is a blessing. I would NOT suggest keeping any lights on while trying to get into a deep sleep, all the light does is destroy the possibility of getting to REM sleep which one needs to rejuvenate
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@acelawrites (16613)
• Philippines
12 Jul
Yes, I agree, one needs to sleep in complete darkness; good for the skin too.
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• United States
15 Jul
@acelawrites it is actually beneficial for all of the body organ systems when REM sleep is reached and maintained for more than 6 hours a night
@LadyDuck (229674)
• Switzerland
12 Jul
I never feared darkness if I am in my home.
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@acelawrites (16613)
• Philippines
12 Jul
It should be; but sometimes I could not stop thinking of so many imaginative things. But afterwards, I can be so brave again.
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@LadyDuck (229674)
• Switzerland
13 Jul
@acelawrites If I hear a noise, I always move around the house without even turning on the lights.
@amadeo (97433)
• United States
11 Jul
I do not fear it at all
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@acelawrites (16613)
• Philippines
12 Jul
It's good!
@amadeo (97433)
• United States
12 Jul
@acelawrites hello there.Glad that it is good
@ShifaLk (15931)
• India
14 Jul
Aw... Praying before sleeping helps a lot.. I don't fear. I want all dark but my mom needs a night bulb
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@acelawrites (16613)
• Philippines
15 Jul
It depends on the person;some could not sleep well without a little ligt.
@dodo19 (36708)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
13 Jul
I do like having a light on. Although not too bright. When my husband is home, I can easily sleep with no lights on at all. I usually fall asleep before he does, and will leave the lights on and he turns them off. However, on the nights when he's at work (he works night shifts), I prefer leaving a light on.
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@acelawrites (16613)
• Philippines
15 Jul
I do that also when am alone; but when husband is here, he does not want it; he could not sleep with lights on.
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@DianneN (122146)
• United States
12 Jul
I don't fear the dark when I am at home. We keep little night lights on in the hallways and bathrooms for Doodles. Otherwise, we like it pitch black. So sorry to hear about your cousin.
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@acelawrites (16613)
• Philippines
15 Jul
I like some faint light at night; or just outside our room.
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@cacay1 (42198)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
12 Jul
You're doing what makes you feel comfortable, or else you can't sleep. That is a good alternative my friend.
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@acelawrites (16613)
• Philippines
12 Jul
Yes, I just keep the flashlight on for just a few minutes, then I turn it off when am so sleepy.
@JudyEv (163938)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jul
Being in the dark doesn't worry me.
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@acelawrites (16613)
• Philippines
12 Jul
Maybe because many of us are so superstitious.
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@brokenbee (8600)
• Philippines
11 Jul
no.. but I keep my lights on now when I sleep. LOL it's not the dark that I am afraid of but the little flying bats that sometimes come inside my room that scare me...
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@acelawrites (16613)
• Philippines
12 Jul
You should have screen on your windows so bats could not enter. They're really scary.
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@sophie09 (7487)
• Indonesia
11 Jul
Nope, i sleep with the light off. Well, but sometime i feel what you feel
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@acelawrites (16613)
• Philippines
12 Jul
Yes, this is just temporary.
@Corbin5 (149002)
• United States
11 Jul
No, I have never been afraid of the dark. I am glad the flashlight is helping you.
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@acelawrites (16613)
• Philippines
12 Jul
Yes, I have this little flashlight that I always keep beneath my pillow.
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