kuroshiro saidInteresting to see how it varies from person to person. I can't tell if I really have it or not... it's quite deceptive when it is absolutely silent in my apartment when I'm sleeping... it's like a high pitched ringing. I really only hear it if I focus on it though :/
With my first partner I had a rather sophisticated sound generator, from The Sharper Image. It had something like 20 different sound options, including big city with traffic & horns, I guess for city people who couldn't stand country quiet. And 2 rainfalls, one with thunder, as well as a babbling country brook, although I always feared they might make me wet the bed in my sleep.
My favorite I used regularly was summer night, with insect and frog sounds, reminding me of outdoor camping, extremely soothing to me. But the oddest for me was steam locomotive, which went CHUG-chug-chug-chug-CHUG-chug-chug-chug, ad infinitum at a fairly quick pace. Maybe for retired train engineers and conductors?
I would play it for the amusement of friends, and then tell them my partner and I had only used that one once, during sex. And consequently collapsed the bed frame. As seemed always to be my fate, and still to this day with my current guy, my late partner would smack me.