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How to Fall Asleep in Noisy Environment?

We all know it. Neighbors are throwing a party, traffic never stops beneath our windows or some drunken roommate does not want to stop singing. If such a situation occurs, most of us cannot fall asleep. Today I read one article about health effects of noise. There was a sentence stating that no normal human being can sleep in noisy environment. Obviously, the common sense dictates the same thing. So, how could it then be possible to fall asleep in noisy environment?

We all know it. Neighbors are throwing a party, traffic never stops beneath our windows or some drunken roommate does not want to stop singing. If such a situation occurs, most of us cannot fall asleep. Today I read one article about health effects of noise. There was a sentence stating that no normal human being can sleep in noisy environment. Obviously, the common sense dictates the same thing. So, how could it then be possible to fall asleep in noisy environment?

First of all, I would like to say that according to that statement, I am not normal human being. I can fall asleep pretty much everywhere and with almost any kind of noise going on around me. Of course, I consider myself a normal human being. My ears are working properly too (at least according to doctors that tested my hearing). That being said, there surely are ways that will enable you to fall asleep and keep sleeping in noisy environment.

Pills and noise suppressors (those you put into/onto your ears) can be very dangerous. Pills might be addictive, lose effect after some time and most of the time, they have unpleasant side effects. On the other hand, noise suppressors could lead to pain in your ears and maybe even to some more serious injury as they are in/on your ears while you sleep (turning from one side to the other, etc.). Another sad fact is that you might get mould into your ears by using noise suppressors. This is, because your ears are not aerated properly and they might become wet (under some circumstances). I got a mould in my ears thanks to something similar (according to doctor who treated me). Only it was not noise suppressors, but headset (I often used to fall asleep listening to the music).

After all this, it might seem that there is no safe way to do this. Luckily, that is not the case. Daydreaming is the answer. At least it works very well for me. I have always had problems to sleep at night, especially when I was a kid. I could easily fall asleep during the day, but never at night. I soon started daydreaming as making a “movie” inside my mind seemed like a great way to pass the time in dark room. Of course, I always played some kind of role in those “movies”. Sometimes, I was the main character, sometimes the plot was turning around other characters and sometimes I was just a spectator. Anyway, it did not take long before I started to fall asleep during “watching” this soup my imagination cooked for me. Today, I have no problem with falling asleep fast (10 minutes and less, it used to be over 2 hours at the beginning).

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  1. Abhipray Sahoo

    On August 28, 2010 at 5:36 pm


    Very well presented!

  2. Kathleen Murphy

    On August 28, 2010 at 6:07 pm


    Great idea! You can’t hear noise if your mind is somewhere else.

  3. Emmie

    On August 28, 2010 at 7:52 pm


    Great article. Nicely written

    Emmie

  4. Starpisces

    On August 28, 2010 at 10:28 pm


    very nice share, Michal, thanks for that. I’m the kind of person who always sleep late as I don’t feel sleepy but in the morning upon waking up, I feel extremely sleepy but after wash up, will be ok, but if I’m alone in public transport, I can doze off, but I still can hear the noise around me, in fact, the more noisy, the more I feel sleepy, too quiet, my mind more fresh.
    :)

  5. Fassy

    On August 29, 2010 at 11:35 am


    life is always is a ruble :)

  6. Kinga

    On August 29, 2010 at 6:59 pm


    I actually do that sometimes. I also sometimes I start reading a mystery book and fall asleep trying to figure out the ending. Then the next morning I read the ending of the book.

  7. zulfiqarali5

    On August 31, 2010 at 7:19 pm


    hey nice share thanks ! also chk my articles tooo ! waiting for ur response

  8. Aileen Tecson

    On September 1, 2010 at 11:05 am


    you just summed it up well! Nice share.. :-)

  9. Shamyl

    On September 9, 2010 at 11:29 am


    Brilliant writing an valuable suggestions. And yea daydreaming works for me too. A mental malady needs a mental and emotional cure. Pills are of no use I say.

  10. LoveDoctor

    On September 12, 2010 at 1:23 am


    Great tips. I hate noise and any little thing wakes me up. For me it would be impossible to fall asleep under these circumstances. Even the sound of the garbage truck down the street annoys me when I am sleeping. you can just imagine.

  11. SharifaMcFarlane

    On October 30, 2010 at 5:07 am


    Good idea Michal.

  12. Colby

    On December 27, 2011 at 7:59 am


    I’m not as smart as the rest of these people, but I will try it, and, uuhhh, nice share I guess, I must sound really lame

  13. Colby

    On December 27, 2011 at 7:59 am


    I’m not as smart as the rest of these people, but I will try it, and, uuhhh, nice share I guess, I must sound really lame

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