Do fall to sleep more easily with background noise or silence?
I like the hum of a fan when I sleep. Do fall to sleep more easily with background noise or silence?
Not really! I can take soft music for a while but I will wake up to switch it off.
If I fall asleep with music playing, I will awake at some point to turn off the radio.
I also love the sound of rain outside on the roof top especially the corrigated roofs as I sleep with the duvet pulled over my shoulders.
I not only enjoy the humming of a fan while I sleep, but I often use a white noise machine that I place in a corner of the room. The noise produced from it is rather relaxing as well as sleep inducing. The white noise produced by this machine is somewhat like that of rushing air-very sleep inducing indeed.
I have to have a fan running or a similar noise to be able to sleep. Perfect quiet drives me crazy and makes me hear every noise in the house and outside.
I need silence in order to fall asleep. If I happen to fall asleep while watching TV or listening to music, the noise wakes me up and I have to hit the power button.
I fall asleep when there is silence. Because I've had problems with a noisy neighbor, I've lost a lot of sleep until he was finally evicted for non payment You'd think someone with money problems wouldn't be causing a noisy ruckus wouldn't you?
I sleep with earplugs that still allow me to hear but greatly muffle sounds. I don't like sound machines and such because I pick up the repetitive patterns and analyze them!
I have to have background noise (a ceiling fan in my case) dead silence and I am wide awake.
I'm an insomniac, and I know this is bad, but I usually fall asleep with the TV on, but I set it to go off at a certain time, because if I don't it will eventually wake me up.
I once shared that practice! I travelled a lot, and it was easier for me to sleep in an unfamiliar place with background noise, but if I didn't set the "sleep" feature, the noise would awaken me a bit later.
I know it's bad "sleep hygiene" according to all the experts.
I fall to sleep better when there is complete silence. If there is a lot of noise when I try to rest I put my finger in my ear because as soon as I ear any kind of noise I wake up.
If you have been to India, and traveled in train then it is the perfect situation in which i like to sleep but the condition is train should be running fast.
Definately need the fans a humming and the tv on with the volume low.
Sleep in silence and in total darkness. Those were two of my ten tips for better sleep which I wrote about: http://blissfulwriter.hubpages.com/hub/ … p-Insomnia
I can fall asleep if there is a constant noise. I love the white noise of a computer or fan running, but it its a loud inconsistent noise there is no way I will ever fall asleep. I typically sleep in silence, but I like the cold and hot months when the heat or air is on because it gives me that white noise.
If I'm drunk I can fall asleep with noise but if not I have to fall asleep with silence.
If it is silent, I stay awake with my mind racing. When there is background noise, it gives me something else to focus on instead of my thoughts.
Silence is golden and that is when I get into a deep slumber, perhaps sub-consciously dreaming but wake up refreshed. With having migraines, I hate noise!
There is this hotel guest who specifically would request for the AC unit in his room to be re-adjusted each time he checks-in to produce a disturbing noise. This disturbing noise actually helps him sleep! He probably would be requesting it where he spends his hotel stays.
I like to fall asleep listening to the radio which is on a timer to switch itself off. This covers other noises which may be present.
I can fall asleep either way. I usually prefer to fall asleep with the television on, as long as I put it on sleep mode. Some nights I turn everything off and just think for a few moments before drifting into sleep.
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