Noise when you sleep

Entropy Entropy
Do you like white noise (fans, AC, TV), absolute silence, or something else? Is there some weird sound that makes you fall asleep easier (mine is ambulance/fire engine sirens or a diesel engine)?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
"White" noise
27
Silence
21
Sirens
2
Diesel (or any other) engines
2
Noisy background
2
Sounds of nature
18
Jackhammers and car horns (whaddya' live in New York city?)
3
Porn playing on the internet or DVD/VCR, etc.
1
Other stuff (tell me all about it)
9
Seriously? You thought of 10 types of noise to fall asleep to???
10
Total votes: 95 (52 voters)
Poll is closed
04/15/2012
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Entropy Entropy
I'm a light sleeper, but generally I like a fan blowing, and either the heat/ac running. Sirens and diesel engines make me sleep like a baby (blame it on years in emergency services and living in a medical center).
04/15/2012
Woman China Woman China
Since moving to China, I need noise to sleep. It really makes people a little unhappy when they sleep over that I have to turn on something. I am used to the squelching of bad brakes on big trucks and sleep right through them!
04/15/2012
puppylove puppylove
I prefer silence but since I work at night and sleep during the day I rarely get t, especially now since it's getting warmer. I'll be sleeping to the sounds of the neighbors dogs barking
04/15/2012
GirlOnGirl GirlOnGirl
The sound of water works for me.
04/15/2012
kittycatgirl kittycatgirl
I have an awful time sleeping.. I have a sound machine that actually plays quite a few of the options you have listed, including city traffic! I personally go for white noise or rain.
04/15/2012
Rossie Rossie
It depends on how sleepy I am. I can sleep with the TV on when I'm tired, but there are times when I need complete silence when my insomnia kicks in.
04/15/2012
Shellz31 Shellz31
I only like soft noise like a ceiling fan and I don't mind nature. I can't fall asleep if the tv is on.
04/15/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I have to have the box fan on or I can't fall asleep.
04/15/2012
JessCee JessCee
Sometimes I like to have the TV on so I can fall asleep. Other times, that's more of a distraction and I have to have it silent to fall asleep.
04/15/2012
Gracie Gracie
I have to have a fan and I like either music or a story. I listen to books from audible .com on my cell phone.
04/15/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
Fans, just having a window open at times helps. When it rains that helps the most.
04/15/2012
CollegeFun2014 CollegeFun2014
I always have an air purifier on and my window open. If I don't have some type of noise it takes me forever to fall asleep.
04/15/2012
indiglo indiglo
We both prefer some sort of white noise - a fan, air purifier, something. When I go out of town or house sit, it can be really difficult to fall asleep in the utter silence! I'll often fall asleep watching a DVD or Netflix in those situations.
04/15/2012
Hallmar82 Hallmar82
My wife prefers the TV and fan, but I like nothing at all.
04/15/2012
Clubbinseals Clubbinseals
i like having a fan going.
04/15/2012
Badass Badass
We generally have the fan going, but when I sleep alone I leave the tv on for the noise.
04/15/2012
AmberM AmberM
i always have the fan on.
04/15/2012
Tork48309 Tork48309
I'll take nature with crickets in the distance.
04/15/2012
Tuesday Tuesday
Silence. I need silence. I'm a speshul snowflake sleeper. I don't know what I'm going to do when my son and his pregnant girlfriend move back home this summer. I'll have to learn to sleep to the sound of rain with my sleepphones.
04/15/2012
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by Entropy
Do you like white noise (fans, AC, TV), absolute silence, or something else? Is there some weird sound that makes you fall asleep easier (mine is ambulance/fire engine sirens or a diesel engine)?
I'm an insomniac so I don't really know what helps.
04/15/2012
Kithara Kithara
I'll tolerated white noise, especially if it blocks out other noise and is a consistent pattern, but pretty much arrhythmic noise wakes me up/keeps me awake.
04/15/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
I prefer no noise, nature sounds like light rain splattering on the window (or crickets chipring), or just something like a fan going but my mother needs the TV on to get decent sleep for some odd reason.
04/15/2012
Incendiaire Incendiaire
Normally I prefer silence, but I don't mind the sound of a computer fan whirring in the background.
04/15/2012
Secret Pleasure Secret Pleasure
white noise
04/15/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
My first instinct was "complete silence" but actually that's not true. I prefer to have SOME noise in the background, but it has to be something consistent and fairly quiet, like a fan or heater. I can still sleep with complete silence, but it's just better to have that slight noise. No matter how tired I am, I CANNOT sleep with music or the TV on.
04/16/2012
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by Entropy
Do you like white noise (fans, AC, TV), absolute silence, or something else? Is there some weird sound that makes you fall asleep easier (mine is ambulance/fire engine sirens or a diesel engine)?
It depends on how tired I am. Generally as long as I fall asleep, I will only wake up to loud noises.
04/16/2012
MamaDivine MamaDivine
Quote:
Originally posted by Entropy
Do you like white noise (fans, AC, TV), absolute silence, or something else? Is there some weird sound that makes you fall asleep easier (mine is ambulance/fire engine sirens or a diesel engine)?
I used to have fans going or the tv on, but lately ive been sleeping with dead silence lol. Until my baby girl wakes up that is. Then its all over from there lol
04/16/2012
GONE! GONE!
Things I can fall asleep to:
1. Soft tv noise.
2. Very soft music.
3. Nature sounds.
4. The fan or air conditioner going.
If someone is snoring, I will be up forever until they stop.
04/16/2012
ghalik ghalik
The sweet sweet sound of my air purifier on "silent" setting. Very quiet, but when it's off I feel weird. Complete silence is a bit disturbing.

Sometimes I like to have audio book or podcast or something going very quietly. Usually when I'm sick or stressed and I need something to take my mind off my misery.
04/16/2012
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