Wed 16 Nov, 2016 04:12 pm
We had a ticking clock in our bedroom that kept me awake, so I moved that clock to my computer room. I bought a non-ticking clock from amazon, and I love it!
Not me. I mean, not really. When those little noises keep me awake it usually means I'm edgy about something else, anyway.
I don't get edgy about many things any more, and sleep like a baby - for 8 or 9 hours every night.
I am an extremely light sleeper. Practically noise keeps me from sleeping. This is true especially when they are soft rustling noises ie mice.
Noise rarely bothers me. I have been known to sleep through sounds that shake others out of bed, even. But I have insomnia rather frequently. Which is no problem, as I can nap part of the time my wife is away, working.
First, the hardest part; getting out of your warm bed.
i slept through an earthquake once...
sleeping with the tv and lights on has never been a deterrent for me...
Nope. I fixed that years ago. I never go to sleep without earplugs. I sleep quite soundly, awaking a couple times a night to sip water and fall back asleep or go pee if my bladder decides for me to do so.
Nope. I used to be really sensitive to noise, then I got on the other side of menopause and kaboom, I sleep through everything.
I fell asleep on the loveseat in the living room last night - radio on, lights on, dog on sofa, my legs hanging over the end. I slept right through the night.
Depends on the noise, when I was a kid I lived close to the motorway. There was a lot of traffic noise, it doesn't affect me at all. When I was a teenager I went on an exchange visit to Germany and slept in a room with a loud ticking clock. That did my head in, I hated it.
After four kids, I can fall asleep anywhere at anytime. Ticking clocks soothe me, too.
But a dripping faucet!! I can't stand it.
Real noises can get to me. Some loon rings my doorbell once every few months, last time at 4:15 a.m. Of course I never answer it or even get up and go look, but I stayed awake after that. I had one of those people back in what I used to call North North (Eureka, CA) that I figured out was the guy across the back alley, likely suffering from a mix of alcohol and dementia, and he died during the time I still lived there. I remember a woman lived there too, but didn't know the relation (wife, daughter, whoever). Once I figured it out, I semi-relaxed, he'd never have broken my glass porch door down, much less the sturdy front door, and I gathered some wisps of empathy re his not being well in the head. Never did talk with him, didn't see him much in the daytime. No more doorbells after he died. Odd, even then I was over sixty, not the most fetching age.
I live in a duplex, thus once in a while hear noises through the walls, night or day, but they're pretty good walls and I like her as a neighbor anyway.
But that brings up the several months in my first apartment, a tack-on to a duplex on Beverly Glen, a major Los Angeles street. The door that lead to the tack-on was closed off, but I could still hear the Playboy Bunny of that Year and her boyfriend yelling along with other noises. She later, much later, was involved in the death of a husband, I think she was found guilty, but I'm not positive of that memory. Anyway, I moved out, I hated the roaches.
On other noises, I'd probably go mad with a working grandfather clock.
My wife can't stand the swishing sound of water by the sea. It relaxes me.
I love it. Lived very near the Pacific for a lot of years.
It's interesting about sounds and people's reactions to them. Not my business, but has your wife (whom I once met and liked) commented on the whys of not liking those sounds?
She's a light sleeper, and any noise keeps her awake. She's lucky if she gets 4 hours/nite.
I did stay at a Malibu beach 'shack' of a friend once, long ago. ******* waves!!!!
Can L. sleep during the day? I've had friends who went to sleep specialists, could be worth a try. A lot of the noise about that in print is about apnea, but there are other issues that they are experts about, might be useful. I'd look, of course, for a sleep specialist with good qualifications, perhaps via your place, Kaiser.
I started out long ago not liking Kaiser, the murmurs re docs in our department, and then couldn't afford Kaiser if I wanted to at that time, picking instead Blue Cross (don't get me started) and then a pal became head of Emergency at a Kaiser in the San Francisco area, which changed my tune, my knowing him as a v.good doctor.
I know and appreciate how you like Kaiser.
Yea, some times she naps during the day in front of the tv in the family room.
I have a big Grand father clock. It is now too old to run, but that slow tic tac really made me sleepy. If it did not ring the hours I woke up.
I grew up with several ticking clocks and as a rule one does not even notice the sound any more.
Waves. Some sounds by waves make me sleepy - others make me nervous others have a creepy effect. It all depends on the wind and how the waves hit the coast.
I do not mind noices at all as long as I know what it is - something unusual I do not like. I often sleep with the radio on when I am alone in my summercabin.