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    Jun 09, 2009 4:56 AM GMT
    I can't sleep without the TV being on.
    It's kind of awkward at times when you have guests or something.
    I am also affraid this might be affecting my sleep.

    Is this normal or do I have to force myself to stop this?
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    Jun 09, 2009 6:42 AM GMT
    boulderic saidI can't sleep without the TV being on.
    It's kind of awkward at times when you have guests or something.
    I am also affraid this might be affecting my sleep.

    Is this normal or do I have to force myself to stop this?


    Lots of folks, me included, do better with some noise to drift off to.

    For me, it's CNN.

    Can't sleep? I turn CNN on, and after listening for a while, I'm off into la-la land.

    I think it works because I listen to the TV..., drifting, rather than thinking about events of the day.

    It works almost all the time for me.
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    Jun 09, 2009 6:46 AM GMT
    You can buy a ambient noise generator which would do the same trick. It's a like alarm clock, some even built into an alarm clock and you can schedule how long it will be on.
  • Aries5452

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    Jun 09, 2009 7:07 AM GMT
    well Its totally effecting your sleep. You really shouldn't have any sort of electronic "thing" in your room. They can drastically throw off your sleep cycle. Especially your TV. There is tons of info. you can look up on the subject on the net. The above mentioned noise maker would be a great alternative seeing as one of its purposes is to help with sleep disorders. I think they are relatively inexpensive as well. But like I said, Look up some stuff on sleep and see what you can find out to help yourself to break the habit. good luck!
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    Jun 09, 2009 7:16 AM GMT
    you have taught yourself to sleep with it on... so have i... have it preset to turn off.
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    Jun 09, 2009 7:25 AM GMT
    Don't laugh, but for me, it's a DVD of the old Flintstones cartoon. (Maybe it's pleasant childhood memories or something...) icon_smile.gif

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    Jun 09, 2009 7:25 AM GMT
    Train yourself not to need it. Up until about two years ago I could not sleep without the fan on. I had fooled myself into thinking that I needed it. When the fan broke, and I didn't immediately have the money to replace it, I learned to endure without it. And guess what, within a couple nights I was sleeping just fine without it.
  • vindog

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    Jun 09, 2009 7:26 AM GMT
    jrunner25 saidyou have taught yourself to sleep with it on... so have i... have it preset to turn off.


    sleep timers are great.....i agree. although I don't need noise to fall asleep, usually.



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    Jun 09, 2009 3:33 PM GMT
    I don't NEED it, but I prefer to fall asleep with music on. The blue light from the TV keeps me up & I feel like I'm missing something if the TV is on, plus I'm NOT a HUGE TV watcher anyways, so for me throwing on some chill music, set the timer for like 30min and I'm OUT!!!!! But I can crash w/o it on too....
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    Jun 09, 2009 3:42 PM GMT
    A paste of mine from another related thread:

    I have very bad tinnitus, due to numerous head injuries. Commonly called "ringing in the ears" it's actually a constant hum, not unlike what some pieces of electronic equipment produce.

    I've learned to mostly ignore it, and it's one of the reasons the VA gives me hearing aids, to mask it with louder ambient sounds. I have a 10% VA disability for it. But in the quiet of the night it becomes very intrusive, so I do one of 2 things:

    I keep the TV on in the bedroom, which my partner generously allows me. The auto-off timer is set, so it doesn't stay on all night, turning off just a little after I normally fall asleep.

    Alternately I use a sound generator. They're quite sophisticated now, with a whole range of sounds to select, not merely the "white noise" the first versions had. My favorite is Summer Night, with insect sounds and other animals, and the wind in the trees, very much like when I'm actually camping.
  • Timbales

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    Jun 09, 2009 4:02 PM GMT
    you could try setting the sleep timer on your ipod and just listening to that
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    Jun 09, 2009 4:15 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidLots of folks, me included, do better with some noise to drift off to.

    For me, it's CNN.

    Can't sleep? I turn CNN on, and after listening for a while, I'm off into la-la land.


    I have never disagreed with you more Chucky. How can anyone sleep with Anderson Cooper on.

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    Jun 09, 2009 5:30 PM GMT

    It might get in the way when you get a boyfriend. icon_surprised.gif
    Stop it now....just stop, turn it off and lay there until you fall asleep.
    I had to do this with my fan, I used to need it blowing in my face to sleep.
    I kept getting the sniffles from it so one night I just turned it off.
    Took me a while to go to sleep, but I did and I haven't needed it since.