A pin dropping wakes me up.
April 12, 2005 11:03 AM Subscribe
How can I train myself out of being a light sleeper?
Until recently, I naively thought everyone I knew was a heavy sleeper, but I've discovered it is I who is the exception. My boyfriend laughed in my face when I asked him if I might be a light sleeper. "Might be? Might?!" he guffawed.
I wake up if my cell phone rings. In my bag. Two rooms away. Behind a closed door. I wake up if someone in my apartment building walks down the hall in shoes. I wake up when a truck drives by.
Unless I am dead tired (or dead drunk) I am awaked easily. I am not a nervous person, have no more stress in my life than an average person, and sleep well when it's quiet. I get a fair amount of exersize, am in good health, and eat well and regularly. I don't want a white noise machine. I hate earplugs, although I do resort to using them occassionally. I just want to sleep solidly.