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View Poll Results: Do You Prefer Background Noise To Sleep Or Total Silence
Prefer Some Kind Of Noise To Sleep 84 80.77%
Prefer Total Silence To Sleep 20 19.23%
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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My hubby and I just can't sleep without our fan. Dead silence is deafening! We hear every little creak of the house, everytime somebody breathes, changes positions, gets up to go to the bathroom, etc... Drives us nuts when we go on a trip and have to make due with the crummy "fan" in the hotel room.
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Illinois, for now...
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I have npr or talk radio on all night...can't sleep otherwise. It's rarely interesting enough to keep me awake. Agree with the poster above who is freaked out by Art Beel and George Noory! Politics and economy are more soothing than their topics in the dark of night.
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Duncan, OK
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We have had fans on in the bedroom forEVER. As others have mentioned, when the power goes off we are instantly awake!
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:58 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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My hubby and I just can't sleep without our fan. Dead silence is deafening! We hear every little creak of the house, everytime somebody breathes, changes positions, gets up to go to the bathroom, etc... Drives us nuts when we go on a trip and have to make due with the crummy "fan" in the hotel room.
That's why when we travel the two white noise machines go with us. I agree that silence is loud!
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Pikeville, Ky.
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Most noise disappears when I remove my two hearing aids before going to bed so I like it quiet In years gone by, I had to use earplugs to drown out my H's snoring..We now sleep in separate rooms, (hey kids, we are old) besides he uses a cpap machine and I use a bipap machine so it is more convenient..I cannot sleep without my ceiling fan running, not for the noise but for the cool air..During cool weather my window is also open and while the room is very cold, I am snuggled beneath a sheet light blanket and a down comforter.. Oh that sounds good...Good night everyone
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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My family has 3 Marpac White Noise Machines - one for the parents and one for each kid's room. We all need them to sleep soundly.
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Old 10-02-2008, 10:38 PM
 
Location: TX and NM on the border of the Great Southwest.
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Agree with the poster above who is freaked out by Art Beel and George Noory! Politics and economy are more soothing than their topics in the dark of night.
Not to change the topic here, but my favorite Art Bell show was the poor fellow with the deep southern accent from Arkansas who built a giant electrical "Jacob's Ladder" from spare parts he stole from his electrical company employer. Thinking he had built a time machine, he "browned out" half the county before they caught him. I laughed so hard I literally fell out of bed!

But back to the subject at hand, had I hit my head on the bureau when I fell, I suppose I would have slept rather soundly.
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Old 10-02-2008, 10:55 PM
 
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I have a hard time sleeping without a fan. When it turns cold, I simply turn the fan away from me so that it doesn't blow my way but I still hear the noise.
This is what I do. It still makes the room really cold, though. I wish I could find something as loud as the fan to replace it with in the winter.
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Old 10-02-2008, 11:35 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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This is what I do. It still makes the room really cold, though. I wish I could find something as loud as the fan to replace it with in the winter.
Straying a bit ...

Fan and a cold room, or I can't sleep. With my kind of sleep disorder, the doctor recommended a pattern of heating my body up, then cooling it down so I basically enter a state of hibernation. People thought I was nuts for having an electric blanket, plus running the AC and fan, in the winter (setting it so it stops when the room is cold). I get the bed toasty warm then turn off the blanket. The fan and a short run of the AC brings down my body temperature and I can get some zzzz's
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Old 10-03-2008, 04:35 PM
 
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Lots of good answers that everyone posted. I put the fan back in the corner of the room last night and that was alot better as i didn't freeze and yet the sound put me sleep. They are predicting possible snow in northern New Mexico this weekend as i guess this winter i may have to run the heater and the fan at the same time.
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