Sunday, October 21, 2007

More "Pillow" Talk

There was a time in my life where I needed total silence to sleep … which was troublesome, considering we lived right near the airport and train tracks. I would never be able to fall asleep when the tv was on, or if music was playing … heck, I had a tough time falling asleep with a fan on.

Funny how things change. NOW, I have a really tough time falling asleep when there is no noise in the background. I toss and turn more than a death-row inmate (does that comparison even make sense?). I, at the very least need some sort of white noise in the background, like a fan … heck, I even have a fan on in the winter-time just for the rhythmic sound.

My wife likes the tv on, and although it takes me a little longer to fall asleep with the tube on, I end up doing so anyway … I will fall asleep rather easily to the news, or any Bob Ross painting show (the guy was hypnotic – he would start off with a white canvass, talking about adding some happy trees to the canvass … I would close my eyes for what seemed like a few seconds, then I’d wake up, and ½ hour had gone by, in this guy just created a masterpiece … I’m not sure if it was his subtle voice, his crazy afro, or a combination of both … best naps I ever had).

Anyway, I’ve given you guys two weird sleeping “fetishes” I have. I wanted to see if you had any to share. C’mon, don’t be nervous!


Jeff said...

If I can get comfortable, then lights and noise typically don't matter. One exception:

I once stayed with a friend whose roommate, while asleep, made alternating snore-then-fart sounds.

Couldn't stop laughing enough to fall asleep.

The Rev said...

I can not fall asleep laying on my back.

I have to be on my stomach or side.

That, and I tend to have a lot of trouble falling asleep in a hotel bed the first night I'm there. I usually get used to it by night 2.

-B- said...

I need the fan on all-year-round too. If it's too quiet, I can't fall asleep. The problem with that is I automatically did the same for my kids while tucking them in at night - so they have fans on all the time. I'm sure it makes a difference on the ol' electric bill!!
Oh, and I fall asleep usually my back or side, never on my stomach.

Eric said...

Any type of movement will keep me awake for an extra half hour or so. What I mean is the only way I can fall asleep in a reasonable amount of time is to be laying in bed watching TV until I can't keep my eyes open any longer. If I have to get up to get a glass off water or go to the bathroom I'm wide awake. And no way I could go from hanging out downstairs right to bed.

snowelf said...

I have to sleep with the TV on unless there is a guy with me. Then I could care less about the TV.

I don't have a problem sleeping anywhere--hotels, friend's houses, etc. I am pretty comfy anywhere.

I can't sleep if I'm not warm. I will wake up all night. I am a total cover hog.

I love to listen to city noises as I fall asleep. Birds, crickets, cows or any kind of nature noises wake me up. I think I'm just a big city girl at heart.


Superstar said...

I can fall asleel anywhere, anytime any place.

I think it must be a side effect from working for an airline.

Although just thinking about it...I do have trouble in any Non moving air. So I need a fan or some kind of circulation...Fresh air....
even if it's 20 below....

minijonb said...

sometimes i need the white noise fan on to fall asleep, but not always. usually, i need drugs to get into sleepy time mode anyway, so that's the main factor. as odd as it sounds, i couldn't sleep a few nights ago, so i drank a can of Coke and out light a light i went. i'm a freak.

El Padrino said...

i'll fucking sleep on the street
nothing bothers me

it's all mental

Mama en Fuego said...

have to have quiet, can't do the tv thing either.

I have to sleep on my stomach, which totally sucked when i was pregnant since I cannot sleep on my back.

I have to put on a fresh pair of undies before I go to bed.

Cannot sleep wearing socks cuz they get all tangled in the sheets.

my room has to be cold, cold enough for me to snuggle chin deep in the sheets.

Mama en Fuego said...

BTW - Superstar could also sleep through a nuclear fucking halocaust as long as noone turned on her lights. LOL

Los said...

Jeff - Reminds me of the time I went to New Orleans with a guy with sleep apnea - I thought I was gonna go crazy!

Rev - Hotels are tough for me as well.

B - I guess you are a big "fan," right?

Eric - Wow, how much sleep do you get on an average night?

Snowelf - I have to be cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Superstar - Working on an airline? Wow - you must have some great stories, right?

Minijonb - That is why I try to stay away from sleeping pills.

ElP - I might have to do that for the PSU game on Saturday night.

Mama - in the summer, I sleep without socks, but I need them in the winter time.