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Posted on 01-19-18 06:03:27 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by sofi
when it comes to sleep, the first thing you need to know about me is i hate total silence b/c of tinnitus. i usually crack a window open, but this is harder in the colder months.

Same and same. I have a box fan in my room, less for the air movement, and more for the noise. Cracked window is usually during the winter we have a wood stove going, which is great, except for it frequently hitting ~30C in my bedroom.

As for other associations, I have to have one foot out from under the covers. Usually two, but one for sure.
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Posted on 01-19-18 09:02:56 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Sponty
As for other associations, I have to have one foot out from under the covers. Usually two, but one for sure.

I used to do this, then I got a cat…
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Posted on 01-19-18 10:40:30 PM Link | Quote
I do that sometimes, with a fan nearby, to help keep myself from overheating. Because I need the blanket to sleep, but it can get pretty warm...
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Posted on 01-19-18 11:28:07 PM (last edited by Rambly at 01-19-18 11:28:50 PM) Link | Quote
I'm a big ol' pillowhugger. It's not entirely out of loneliness -- sleeping with people is nice, but even if someone's in bed with me I still do the pillow huggy thing. I need to have my arm over something or I can't sleep, for whatever reason. I could probably re-condition myself to not need it, but... I never really had any incentive to change. Not like pillows are usually in short supply, anyway...

Probably more notably, I also need some kind of white noise to sleep. I always have. That's been the hardest one to unlearn. On occasion I've resorted to wearing headphones with rainymood or whatever, but that wears out headphones quick and I way prefer to use a fan of some kind. If the fan ever goes off in the middle of the night I just jolt awake.

I prefer to have a blanket of some kind covering me, but it doesn't really matter what kind or thickness or even that it's covering me completely. I can have like a super thin sheet just barely over my hip and that's good enough for me. Which is good, because otherwise I wouldn't be able to sleep here over the summer (we have no AC ).

Also I sleep with clothes on, but that's less of a sleep conditioning thing and more for... uhm, reasons of personal comfort, I guess. I could probably theoretically sleep naked just fine, but... blerghhhh.
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Posted on 01-19-18 11:55:33 PM Link | Quote
There's nothing really wrong with needing white noise to sleep. That's pretty common, and why there's an entire line of "white noise generator" sleep aids
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Posted on 01-19-18 11:57:27 PM Link | Quote
Yeah, I'm using a white noise app for the baby at the moment. It's a bit similar to some of the sounds he would have heard in the womb, and also it masks the noises we make elsewhere in the house so we can… live
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Posted on 01-20-18 03:57:27 AM Link | Quote
Not only am I a pillow-hugger, but I sleep with a pillow of Best Girl(Its' design is within SFW territory)

I sleep during the day so I usually have a full cup of cold water before I sleep to cool my body down. I also have a fan pointed at me usually on high, unless is freezing outside(well, Florida's definition of freezing, that is).

It's 50-50 on if phone calls wake me up. It's usually either a couple of those robo-calls or work trying to get me in earlier. Other than that, noise doesn't bother me while I sleep(There's a lot going on outside during day time, anyways...)
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Posted on 01-20-18 04:46:39 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Xkeeper
There's nothing really wrong with needing white noise to sleep. That's pretty common, and why there's an entire line of "white noise generator" sleep aids

Mm, yeah... I just get paranoid sometimes that my need to sleep with a fan is gonna bother someone eventually... but it hasn't bothered my girlfriend or anyone who's slept in the same room as me yet, at least, so that's good.
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Posted on 01-20-18 08:20:53 AM (last edited by Sanqui at 01-20-18 08:21:04 AM) Link | Quote
The fan thing I really don't understand, haha. Not only I almost never have a fan on, maybe like the two months in summer may be candidates for that... but also sleeping in total silence sounds like the ideal to me (and I finally did order some earplugs).

Alternatively... sleeping somewhere far out in nature, where it's only natural noises like the trees gently rustling and the river streak flowing... that's the best thing.
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Posted on 01-20-18 01:25:21 PM Link | Quote
I used to sleep with one of those white noise generators on, but the power cord got mixed in with millions of other cords while cleaning and I've been too lazy to look for it. I've found that I really don't need it that much though.

I tend to just sleep on my back, however I might fold over my pillow and lay on my side occasionally, or even more rarely use my body pillow. I only ever resort to these things if I can't fall asleep (which happens more than it should )
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Posted on 01-22-18 07:55:50 PM Link | Quote
Sleeping with a fan can be annoying because it might make you too cold or, more often, dehydrate you and dry you out. But that's mostly if you have one pointed at or near your face.

Which is where it feels best, of course.


When I slept alone, which hasn't been for years, I'd sometimes leave some quiet music going. Most recently was some of the nice ambient tracks from Donkey Kong Country 2, for example, often just loud enough to barely hear.
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Posted on 01-22-18 08:10:34 PM Link | Quote
Leaving background music going is something I could only manage to do very few times when I tried, but they were all worth it.

difficulty: having to use headphones; which is surprisingly awkward when it's plugged into the laptop while I'm in the bed
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Posted on 01-22-18 08:45:48 PM Link | Quote
Door closed, ceiling fan on high (as it is almost all the time), classical music channel on TV, usually no sheets on the bed because every time I put them on I end up fucking them up in my sleep.
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Posted on 01-23-18 06:38:55 AM Link | Quote
i have a normal fan diagonally pointed towards my bed (generally on low), with my head being the furthest away from the fan. this is because my room really doesn't have a lot of air circulating at night, and it's summer so i sort of need it - that said if it happens to get too cold, i have no problems turning it off or moving it further away from me

it's not required for me to sleep, but i guess it helps

Originally posted by Halian
usually no sheets on the bed because every time I put them on I end up fucking them up in my sleep.

the sheets will usually get incredibly messy for me as well, sometimes it's just because trying to change which direction I'm facing messes with the entire sheet as well - it's usually not too much of a problem for me to organize it again once I wake up though

biggest problem I guess is if it somehow gets too messy for me to sleep at all, in which case I just throw it in the corner and then try to go to sleep
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Posted on 02-04-18 11:41:24 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Sanqui
Oh, did I mention that I don't like noise in the night? It bothers me even if there's just a computer on whirring, or a charger producing a constant low-volume beep.


Reminds me of living at home. Specifically, the TV in my room, when off, would make this rapid clicking noise at random, and it drove me so up the wall before I figured out where it was coming from. I had to unplug it when I wasn't going to use it so I could sleep.

As for my sleep associations, the only thing that springs to mind is that I can't sleep if my blanket is too thin and light. Plus, while I don't mind how hard or soft my sleeping surface is, it really helps if the fabric itself is soft.
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Posted on 02-05-18 02:25:23 AM Link | Quote
Some low level of constant background noise and a good amount of but not total darkness usually work best for me, personally. Specifically constant background noise; something more intermittent (like say, people working outside, knocking central heating, what have you) tends to keep me up all night and I've had my ceiling fan on outside the summer months on multiple occasions to drown that out.

Other than that... I can't say I was ever one to hug pillows in spite of sleeping on my side, but I do tend to cross my arms whenever I'm lying down, even if I'm on my back. Imagining the bed is slowly swaying back and forth like one of those swinging ships you see at amusement parks tends to help too, for some bizarre reason.
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Posted on 02-05-18 12:43:00 PM Link | Quote
Whoo, boy. I am a man dominated by this.

I usually have some kind of rain-like sound effect going on in the background. If it's too quiet, it gets really off-putting to me.

I am also a bit light sensitive sometimes, but if I'm tired enough, usually not much of a problem.

I usually have to sleep on my right side as well. Yes, specifically that side.

There's also the fact that I also have to sleep in a designated "sleeping area". Basically, I can sleep mostly anywhere, which helps when I go to cons and can't get a bed, but I kind of have to take over an area that states "this is where I sleep", and then I can sleep there. If not, I can't sleep. I can't sleep in vehicles at all either. Usually that has to do with travel (because that's the only way I'd be able to sleep in a vehicle) and I'm super paranoid someone's going to rummage through my stuff when I'm not looking.
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Posted on 02-07-18 08:29:00 PM (last edited by Reimu at 02-07-18 08:31:08 PM) Link | Quote
I gotta have no lights on and use a comforter as a head-rest to get to sleep. Then hopefully I can get to sleep in a few minutes, sometimes it takes a half-hour or so. Having the AC/heater on, depending on the season, helps considerably for me getting to sleep.
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Posted on 02-14-18 06:29:43 PM Link | Quote
i have a lot of trouble falling asleep at night but some of my quirks include:
-need to be laying on my stomach with my head to the side (i usually flip sides til i get it 'right')
-lots of pillows required, three minimum (two for my head, one for between my legs)
-one arm wraps around pillow number two, one goes above my head and back around my face
-one leg has to be up over the third pillow (however, occasionally my girlfriend will do as a substitute)
-blanket should be tucked right up under my nose but open on the bottom for the soles of my feet
-NO SHEETS BETWEEN MYSELF AND THE BLANKET, VERY IMPORTANT
-i dont need one but a nightlight usually helps me fall asleep easier
-sometimes i just need to sleep in a ball
-sometimes i fall asleep gripping things, like ill wake up with a handful of blanket
-...sometimes i also wake up facing the other side of the bed, with my head where my feet were

i currently have 8 pillows on my bed and three blankets. i also have trouble sleeping if ive got pants on... so there you go.
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Posted on 02-15-18 12:11:20 AM (last edited by prism at 02-15-18 12:53:44 PM) Link | Quote
Hm.
- I usually sleep on my side, I think? This doesn't seem to matter much for me.
- I also have to have a heavy blanket.
- I'm like, the opposite of needing a night-light. I prefer to be in total darkness when I sleep.
- NO SHIRTS. I wear pyjama pants, but not shirts.
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