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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%
Voters: 104. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-03-2008, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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I have the ultimate white noise maker lying right next to me every night! My husband the snorer!!!
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Old 10-03-2008, 09:27 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.
Hi 6/3. I have used an air purifer on low since I was 20. I was a shift worker for 23 years. I still have to use one at age 61. No way could I ever sleep without one. If the power goes out, I'm like others. I jump up and listen for burglers. I will use it 'till I die. Take care,skitow
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Old 10-04-2008, 09:04 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I prefer complete silence.
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Old 10-04-2008, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I prefer complete silence or the sounds of nature. I also like cold because my husband is a small furnace all by himself and if the room is hot when he comes to bed then I start boiling.

Of course it doesn't matter how I fall asleep as I can't sleep more than a couple hours if my husband isn't in bed with me. I know I have a sleep disorder, but have no idea which one and any sleep study would be a problem since I can't sleep without my husband in bed.
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Old 10-04-2008, 08:23 PM
 
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Have been sleeping with a fan for about 9 years.. Hmm, coincidence that I've been married to a heavy snorer for that time? I think not!! Somenights it is fan on full blast, with pillow over head! (my head, not his!)... Otherwise, like many others I focus on the little noises so much it is hard to sleep.

However we did just go 5 days with a blackout! Eek! No battery opperated fan. So - I left the battery operated radio (our only source of news) on very very low. Not as good as a fan, and didn't really drown out the snoring, but, I was so exhausted living the farmer life (up with the sun, to bed with the moon).. I didn't care!
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Old 10-04-2008, 09:43 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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Hi 6/3. I have used an air purifer on low since I was 20. I was a shift worker for 23 years. I still have to use one at age 61. No way could I ever sleep without one. If the power goes out, I'm like others. I jump up and listen for burglers. I will use it 'till I die. Take care,skitow
I also have a problem with fans drying my sinuses. We bought an air purifier several months ago and run it on low in our bedroom 24/7. It helps drown out noises (snoring, bathroom doors, toilets, etc; not completely but enough that these noises are not bothersome). When it gets cleaned I often forget to turn it back on; or if the electricity goes out; I don't realize its not running until I'm in bed tossing and turning. High makes too much noise for us to sleep but low is just right.
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Old 10-04-2008, 10:17 PM
 
Location: ~~In my mind~~
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I have to have some kind of noise or I cant sleep at all. I have my TV on all night, along with my ceiling fan. When it is quite, I cant fall asleep. It feels like something is off..
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Old 10-04-2008, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Washington State
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I sleep with a fan on, even in the dead of winter. It drives my wife nuts, but she puts up with it. I can't go to sleep without it on.

Back when I was a teen, I had an air filter in my room, and that sumabiatch was NOISY. Well, I got used to it and ever since then, I've needed some kind of fan on around me when I sleep. It doesn't have to be blowing on me or anything, it just has to be... on. I'm glad to see that I'm not that weird. LOL
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Old 10-04-2008, 10:19 PM
 
Location: southern california
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works great on pachanga.
have to use it from time to time. love my neighbors however.
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Old 10-04-2008, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Wichita,Kansas
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Fan Guy..I dont need it but it helps!
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