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Re: Listening to the radio in order to fall asleep
« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2018, 02:07:47 PM »

I was in Austin last night, in a bedroom under a flat roof, and it was pouring buckets. Slept like a log.

Rain is a relatively constant noise compared to music of any type.

However, the metal buckets hitting the roof...
Donít knock it till youíve tried it.

Rain on a tin roof is LOUD; have you ever had to sleep through that?  Even rain on plastic window well covers is loud enough to keep me awake sometimes.
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Re: Listening to the radio in order to fall asleep
« Reply #26 on: November 13, 2018, 02:17:29 PM »

The house style of "All Things Considers" grates me sometimes. In particular,I'm not sure I like the informal casualness between the anchors and expert commentators. It doesn't seem news-like.

"Hey there, expert."
"Hey."

I will listen to the top or the bottom of the hour news update and meld it with a commercial station one to get a better picture of what's going on in the world, but a lot of what is newsworthy from day to day won't become major history.
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Re: Listening to the radio in order to fall asleep
« Reply #27 on: November 13, 2018, 02:22:59 PM »

I have NPR classical music running.

Or you could listen to the dry, droll delivery of NPR commentators. Not much different. One of the reasons I don't care much for NPR (among many LOL) is that their hosts rarely show any emotion or passion.

Just the facts without the hyperbole. As a former newsman surely you understand that?

Yeah, I'll take my news stories without large shows of emotion, please.
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Re: Listening to the radio in order to fall asleep
« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2018, 02:34:21 PM »

I was in Austin last night, in a bedroom under a flat roof, and it was pouring buckets. Slept like a log.

Rain is a relatively constant noise compared to music of any type.

However, the metal buckets hitting the roof...
Donít knock it till youíve tried it.

Rain on a tin roof is LOUD; have you ever had to sleep through that?  Even rain on plastic window well covers is loud enough to keep me awake sometimes.
We have a Plexiglas(?)-covered skylight, and that's the loudest I've ever heard - it sounds like it's raining in the house.  This was a little quieter.  But so, so soothing.

You wouldn't want a tin roof in a rainy climate anyway.  That's how you end up with a tin roof...rusted.
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Re: Listening to the radio in order to fall asleep
« Reply #29 on: November 13, 2018, 03:02:20 PM »

I was in Austin last night, in a bedroom under a flat roof, and it was pouring buckets. Slept like a log.

Rain is a relatively constant noise compared to music of any type.

However, the metal buckets hitting the roof...
Donít knock it till youíve tried it.

Rain on a tin roof is LOUD; have you ever had to sleep through that?  Even rain on plastic window well covers is loud enough to keep me awake sometimes.
We have a Plexiglas(?)-covered skylight, and that's the loudest I've ever heard - it sounds like it's raining in the house.  This was a little quieter.  But so, so soothing.

You wouldn't want a tin roof in a rainy climate anyway.  That's how you end up with a tin roof...rusted.

When I've slept under a tin roof (northern Mexico), it wasn't in a rainy climateóbut that doesn't mean it never rains there.  When a rainstorm does come through, it's anything but soothing.

I used to have a roommate who grew up in Mexico City.  When he was little, they lived in a house with a tin roof, but then they moved into a house with a concrete roof.  He remembers arguing with his brother in the new house, because his brother told him it was raining outside.  He refused to believe it was raining outside because he couldn't hear any rain on the roof from inside the house.
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Re: Listening to the radio in order to fall asleep
« Reply #30 on: November 14, 2018, 07:46:36 AM »

I was in Austin last night, in a bedroom under a flat roof, and it was pouring buckets. Slept like a log.

Rain is a relatively constant noise compared to music of any type.

However, the metal buckets hitting the roof...
Donít knock it till youíve tried it.

Rain on a tin roof is LOUD; have you ever had to sleep through that?  Even rain on plastic window well covers is loud enough to keep me awake sometimes.
We have a Plexiglas(?)-covered skylight, and that's the loudest I've ever heard - it sounds like it's raining in the house.  This was a little quieter.  But so, so soothing.

You wouldn't want a tin roof in a rainy climate anyway.  That's how you end up with a tin roof...rusted.

When I've slept under a tin roof (northern Mexico), it wasn't in a rainy climateóbut that doesn't mean it never rains there.  When a rainstorm does come through, it's anything but soothing.

Have you ever had a B-52 go over your head before? :P
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Re: Listening to the radio in order to fall asleep
« Reply #31 on: November 14, 2018, 01:08:57 PM »

Have you ever had a B-52 go over your head before? :P

During the annual air show here in Wichita (home of McConnell AFB), it's always roll of the dice if the kids will be awakened from their nap by the jets screaming by overhead.  I swear, some kids can sleep through anything, though.
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Re: Listening to the radio in order to fall asleep
« Reply #32 on: November 14, 2018, 02:23:22 PM »


Have you ever had a B-52 go over your head before? :P

I live near an airport, so I get to hear the National Guard when they are out on maneuvers.
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Re: Listening to the radio in order to fall asleep
« Reply #33 on: November 14, 2018, 02:29:38 PM »

Have you ever had a B-52 go over your head before? :P

During the annual air show here in Wichita (home of McConnell AFB), it's always roll of the dice if the kids will be awakened from their nap by the jets screaming by overhead.  I swear, some kids can sleep through anything, though.
So glad we live too far north for this to be a concern during next year's Air and Water Show...
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Re: Listening to the radio in order to fall asleep
« Reply #34 on: November 14, 2018, 08:10:38 PM »

I listen to NPR or BBC I keep the volume just loud enough to understand. I can usually set the timer for an nour & it turns off.
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Re: Listening to the radio in order to fall asleep
« Reply #35 on: November 14, 2018, 09:08:09 PM »

I canít set timers for things to turn off because I will be anticipating said object deactivating itself instead of focusing on sleep.
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Re: Listening to the radio in order to fall asleep
« Reply #36 on: November 15, 2018, 11:11:35 PM »

I've had a radio to go to sleep since I was 7 years old. It was music when I was kid (rock, classical, country, I tried it all), but since I was 11 or 12, it's been "talk radio" since. By talk radio, I mean news broadcasts, old radio serials, but mostly sports talk for the last 30 years.

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Re: Listening to the radio in order to fall asleep
« Reply #37 on: November 18, 2018, 10:15:44 PM »

I listen to NPR or BBC I keep the volume just loud enough to understand. I can usually set the timer for an nour & it turns off.

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Re: Listening to the radio in order to fall asleep
« Reply #38 on: November 18, 2018, 10:47:18 PM »

Classical music, or just white noise.  I'm always happy to have the sound of a fan running somewhere.
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Re: Listening to the radio in order to fall asleep
« Reply #39 on: November 19, 2018, 10:21:43 AM »

I can often lie awake wired unable to go to sleep.  And then when I want to actually listen to LA Theater Works, I fall asleep.  I can tell I've fallen asleep because suddenly the plot doesn't make any sense.
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Re: Listening to the radio in order to fall asleep
« Reply #40 on: November 19, 2018, 10:42:54 AM »

I grew up in a very rural area. Loved falling asleep to the crickets, amphibians and wind, with the occasional coyote or owl. As a young adult I would listen to classical - but then then local NPR affiliate changed format and started playing jazz at night instead, which I did not find relaxing.  Used a box fan for many years as white noise, especially while working night shift.

Now I tend to play audio books, podcasts or Netflix - familiar shows that I can just listen to, not usually something new to me while in bed. I do like to set a timer or to have the app set to play the feature and stop. If I wake up in the night, I just start the next episode....
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Re: Listening to the radio in order to fall asleep
« Reply #41 on: November 19, 2018, 01:54:02 PM »

I grew up in a very rural area. Loved falling asleep to the crickets, amphibians and wind, with the occasional coyote or owl.

The absolute worst is donkeys in heat.  Had to try and sleep through that for three nights in a row a couple of years ago.
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Re: Listening to the radio in order to fall asleep
« Reply #42 on: December 06, 2018, 10:40:10 AM »

I grew up in a very rural area. Loved falling asleep to the crickets, amphibians and wind, with the occasional coyote or owl.

The absolute worst is donkeys in heat.  Had to try and sleep through that for three nights in a row a couple of years ago.
Ever live with a cat in heat?
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Re: Listening to the radio in order to fall asleep
« Reply #43 on: December 06, 2018, 11:21:35 AM »

I grew up in a very rural area. Loved falling asleep to the crickets, amphibians and wind, with the occasional coyote or owl.

The absolute worst is donkeys in heat.  Had to try and sleep through that for three nights in a row a couple of years ago.
Ever live with a cat in heat?
I've heard stray cats in heat.  Donkeys in heat have to be worse.
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Re: Listening to the radio in order to fall asleep
« Reply #44 on: December 06, 2018, 12:12:20 PM »

I grew up in a very rural area. Loved falling asleep to the crickets, amphibians and wind, with the occasional coyote or owl.

The absolute worst is donkeys in heat.  Had to try and sleep through that for three nights in a row a couple of years ago.
Ever live with a cat in heat?

At the last house we lived in, the previous tenant must have either had a cat and left it or been feeding a stray cat.  When we moved in, the cat hung around the house and meowed all the time.  So we decided to put something out for her to eat and drink every so often, and she just kept staying around the house.  Then we found out she hadn't been spayed, because she went into heat and began caterwauling on the sidewalk at all hours.  We then decided to take for a little drive out to the country.  We dropped her off in a spot between three farmhouses, hoping she might find a new place to live.  Then we drove the 20 miles back home again, only to find...... another cat that looked just like her in the dark, sitting on the front porch.  For a second, we couldn't figure out how she'd beaten us home.

Donkeys in heat have to be worse.

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Re: Listening to the radio in order to fall asleep
« Reply #45 on: December 09, 2018, 10:44:39 PM »

I used to battle insomnia a few years ago, but I have now been on a psychiatric medication that induces drowsiness right after I take it, so I no longer have to worry about not being able to fall asleep at night. I take it every night before bed, and I am knocked out for a several good hours. Back when I had insomnia, I never knew what quite to do to make it any easier to get to sleep, so I never tried listening to radio or anything, although I may should have.

Four years ago back in 9th Grade, I pulled an all-nighter as a result of strenuous schoolwork; that afternoon when I got back home from school, I lied down in bed and listened to "My Sweet Lady" by John Denver on my phone. I unintentionally fell asleep (this was around 4:00), and I did not wake up until 12:00 A.M. (since my parents and brother were busy away from home that evening). Since the song was on repeat, and my phone was charging, it was still playing when I woke up that night.

I don't have a fan in my own room, but whenever I have slept over at friends' houses (many of whose rooms would have fans), I would always find it very relaxing, calming, and nice to fall asleep with a fan going.


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IIRC, along with what everyone else has said, Smooth Jazz is a genre of music that is a mixture of the genres of Jazz Fusion (a blend of jazz, rock, funk, and more) and Easy Listening music. It does have a more polished feel than regular jazz, as noted, and it is also a much more recent (contemporary) development than regular jazz, which has been around for quite a while now (perhaps a century or more).
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