Do you need noise to sleep?

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Do you need noise to sleep?

AmberM AmberM
Do you need noise to sleep? I always have to have a fan on when i sleep, or the tv or music, i do prefer the fan though. I used to need sound and light when i was younger and always kept the tv on the music channel.
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Yes, I need sound to sleep.
AmberM , kendra30752 , Chirple , sktb0007 , shinypinkstars , Gary , Starkiller87 , aimtoplease , Kitka , Beck , gone77 , PassionQT , JackRaiden , El-Jaro , Cherrylane , OroNomi , Ms. N , Sammi , dv8 , Peggi , Gracie , SexyTabby , xyrella , Love Perpetua , Alan & Michele , MrWishyWashy , SilverIsis , jay28 , 12345678 , Holly14 , Anjulie , Midway through , AliMc , brevado , unfulfilled , Mwar , Ganconagh , sixfootsexxx , BlooJay , ToyGeek , CountryPrincess , Sundae Sparkles , raven pixie , TrenchcoatHunters
44  (40%)
No, i don't need sound to sleep.
froggiemoma , Clandestine , Rossie , Ms. Spice , *HisMrs* , sexydelphia , Antipova , Darklyvan , kinky girlfriend , Bignuf , Stinkytofu10 , T&A1987 , switzerland , PassionateLover2 , dhig , slynch , GravyCakes , The Curious Couple , mizzmilla , Lummox , bayosgirl , poetprincess , Gunsmoke , darthkitt3n , mpfm , voenne , Shellz31 , eak59 , Pink Jewel , GenderSexplorations , JessCee , (k)InkyIvy , Eucaly , zeebot , DreamWolf , Katelyn , cryinglightning86 , LAndJ , Scrawberry78 , Allstars316 , AlianneCimorene , collifornia , kitty1949 , B8trDude , Feisty , Llahsram , junipersgame , SilverMinxxx , Sinfully , Leather & Lace , MK434 , digit88 , TheGreat , FHeemz , sexykiss , Gdom
56  (51%)
Other.
Silverdrop , Mellifer , EvilHomer , deletedacct , Moein , married with children , toxie m , SMichelle , SparklyGlitter , Anne
10  (9%)
Total votes: 110
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kendra30752 kendra30752
Yes! I used to not sleep with ANY noise at all until several years ago. Now I need lots of noise to sleep. Heck, I can barely function without noise. I've had to quit running my air conditioner in my room because of it being cold now and I just finally gave up and turned it off for the first time this week! Lol. I was freezing my butt off just to keep the noise. For some stupid reason DirectTv will NOT fix their crappy recievers they upgraded us all to and mine has not had sound for months so it drives me insane. I keep music on in my bed room and in the living room. I like an air purifier too and the noise of it is nice.

I've also gotten used to Hubert, my hamster making a light noise when he runs in his wheel, but we bought him a ball to roam around loose in and now he refuses to run in his darn wheel! I just can't seem to get any noise around here. Lol.
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sktb0007 sktb0007
I need the noise of a fan. I can't fall asleep if it's completely silent.
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froggiemoma froggiemoma
I need quiet!
12/01/2011
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Quiet for my wife and I - luckily we're on the same page with this one.
12/01/2011
Gary Gary
I need noise to fall asleep, otherwise I started thinking about things and kind of go in the opposite direction of relaxation. With outside noise, it helps to keep my thoughts quiet. Then once I am asleep, it doesn't really matter either way.
12/01/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Quote:
Originally posted by Gary
I need noise to fall asleep, otherwise I started thinking about things and kind of go in the opposite direction of relaxation. With outside noise, it helps to keep my thoughts quiet. Then once I am asleep, it doesn't really matter either way.
This, exactly. I start thinking of a billion things, but if the tv is on I dont. When I fall asleep if the tv goes off I am fine after that.
12/01/2011
aimtoplease aimtoplease
Quote:
Originally posted by AmberM
Do you need noise to sleep? I always have to have a fan on when i sleep, or the tv or music, i do prefer the fan though. I used to need sound and light when i was younger and always kept the tv on the music channel.
We have a fan running to give us some white noise
12/01/2011
Kitka Kitka
I can't fall asleep in complete silence. A fan going and a low radio is good for me but sometimes a movie going on the tv is enough.
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Beck Beck
I can not fall asleep in complete silence, because then I hear all the cracks and cats jumping and freak myself out.

TV on please.
12/01/2011
Rossie Rossie
Not necessarily, I can sleep with or without noise, but my husband needs absolute silence.
12/01/2011
Silverdrop Silverdrop
I can't bear to have the television or radio on, and some noises, like a dripping tap or the dog panting, will keep me up. But a fan going is perfect.
12/01/2011
gone77 gone77
I almost always need some type of white noise to help me sleep; a fan or air conditioner are common things I use.
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JackRaiden JackRaiden
Noise seems to turn my brain off a bit. I usually put the TV on, 'sleep' in 60 minutes or so, and I'm gone within half that.
12/01/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
I need silence to sleep. if i hear noise then i'll be up all night
12/01/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Quote:
Originally posted by Gary
I need noise to fall asleep, otherwise I started thinking about things and kind of go in the opposite direction of relaxation. With outside noise, it helps to keep my thoughts quiet. Then once I am asleep, it doesn't really matter either way.
Me too!

Sometimes silence is louder than noise.
12/01/2011
sexydelphia sexydelphia
my boyfriend needs noise to sleep. i don't
12/01/2011
Cherrylane Cherrylane
I am SO bad with this. I can't have like a tv on because of the light, but I grew up listening to books on tape and now have to have something like that on.

Although I still sometimes revisit some of my old favorite books on tape (James Harriet things are wonderful), these days my sleep routine is dominated by podcasts. NPR shows and Howstuffworks, Dan Savage. I'll make a playlist with the new podcasts of the day and anything I missed from the day before and fall asleep to that. I get anxious in bed without it unless I take medication. Generally, I consider being reliant on noise better than being reliant on medication. So. Noise it is.
12/01/2011
OroNomi OroNomi
My husband and I have a few fans at the head of our bed that we run all night. When we travel we have to make sure to take a fan with us just in case!
12/01/2011
Ms. N Ms. N
I always use a box fan. I take a travel fan with me when I go on a trip. I must have the white noise.
12/01/2011
Antipova Antipova
I need quiet to sleep! Hotels are the worst, if someone next door has their tv on I won't get a wink of sleep! I'm okay with traffic now, and trains can be soothing, but it took a little adjusting when I first went to college. And anything with voices---hopeless.
12/01/2011
Darklyvan Darklyvan
Quote:
Originally posted by AmberM
Do you need noise to sleep? I always have to have a fan on when i sleep, or the tv or music, i do prefer the fan though. I used to need sound and light when i was younger and always kept the tv on the music channel.
Silence, I tossed my clock one night when I was having trouble sleeping. Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock, was very loud.
12/01/2011
Mellifer Mellifer
It depends, sometimes I need a little noise, other times noise drives me crazy.
12/01/2011
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
I prefer silence
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Sammi Sammi
When I lived in the dorms, I had to learn to sleep with noise. Now, I can't fall asleep in a totally quiet room - the silence is distracting.
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T&A1987 T&A1987
no, but i don't mind a fan.
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EvilHomer EvilHomer
I need one of two conditions

1) Absolute silence
2) Constant/very simple pattern of noise

If it isn't dead quiet I will fixate on stray noises, the drip in the shower, the running toilet, the wind noise, the furnace cycling, others in the house, ect. So I end up running something for background noise.
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switzerland switzerland
i need silence!
12/01/2011
Peggi Peggi
Something like the water from our fish tank and a fan on low is enough sound for me, more than that is too much, but I need something so that little noises don't wake me up constantly!
12/01/2011
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
Quote:
Originally posted by kendra30752
Yes! I used to not sleep with ANY noise at all until several years ago. Now I need lots of noise to sleep. Heck, I can barely function without noise. I've had to quit running my air conditioner in my room because of it being cold now and I just ...
I was just wondering, don't you have a CD or some kind of Stereo System so you can crank up the decibels, say to 50,000db???
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Total posts: 85
Unique posters: 85