My sleeping habits change up every few years.
I used to leave the TV on all night. Then I started sleeping with my earbuds and listening to music. Now I need pitch black in order to sleep and a couple of months ago I started using a noise machine that plays the sound of rain.
I’m out like a light when that rain starts up and I usually wake up refreshed. Well, to be honest, I take a little while to wake up. I don’t jump out of bed ready to face the day. I need a few shots of espresso first. But I do feel rested when I use a noise machine.
Something about the sound of rain relaxes me and right before slipping into dreamland I imagine I’m jumping in puddles or twirling my umbrella or something cheesy like that.
I like the sound of rain. I love rain, period.
But I won’t get a wink of sleep if I hear thunder.
The sound of thunder does not relax me. Neither does the sound of someone snoring. I could take sleeping pills and wear earplugs and still won’t be able to sleep through someone’s snoring. Trust me, I’ve tried. Nothing works.
I’m told that I actually snore (but I don’t believe it!) so maybe I shouldn’t make such a big stink of it. I mean, I get it, snoring is a natural sound. It just happens automatically for some people – especially when they are in a deep sleep and are especially exhausted…
But it robs me of my sleep. And it overpowers my noise machine, which is a total bummer….I need the soft, peaceful patter of rain to lull me to sleep.
Thunder…or rather, Snoring…simply won’t do.