Hello from Vietnam! I am sad and stressful!

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   Posted 12/28/2011 3:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello the Forum,

I ran into this forum by chance and I can not express my gratitude to all of members here. You are doing a great endeavor. Thank you!

Yes, I am from Vietnam and I have been suffering from the noisy neighbours, I live close to a drinking water treatment facility and there are some pumps running all the time, even at nights. Recently, the water operators have done their shipment very early in the morning, they carried water bottles and this made my house vibrate, I slept on the second floor but I sensed the vibration.

I tried to live with this noise but the noise drains my energy. I feel tired! My wife does know about my situation ( I am very sensitive to noise). And I do not want to talk about my trouble since I am afraid that once I tell her, she will focus on the noise and lose sleep like me. I want to solve my trouble on my own.

Reading from this forum, having known that putting ear plugs can be harmful to ears, so I will try to use white noise machine ( a fan is a good example). Is this a good solution? This is winter in Vietnam and turning on the fan is mad!

I need your help. I do not want to think about sleeping at the motels since my wife will kill me. And I miss my son too.

Thanks a lot for your patience.

So sad

Post Edited (so_sad_and_stressful) : 12/28/2011 2:31:54 AM (GMT-7)

Betsey Ross
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   Posted 12/28/2011 7:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear Sad

Welcome to our family, its very nice to meet you. I am sorry that you are having difficulty sleeping. Do you own the house you live in, or do you rent? If you rent can you move to another location that is more in the suburbs(outside of city). You cant call the police on the workers so you are stuck dealing with them.

Can you take acetominophene with a sleeping aid in it? I am not a doctor but you need to sleep or you will get ill.

Please keep us informed to your situation because we do care.

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Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 12/28/2011 9:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Morning Vietnam! wink

Welcome to the Chronic Pain forum!

We all know how hard it can be on a person to try and sleep with a lot of noise going on. I think you are headed down the right path in looking at a white noise machine. I have one, and could not sleep without it. Also don't give up on the ear plugs…..I wear these for 9hrs a day at work…and do not experience problems by doing so. Just make sure you put in a clean set every day…and they can be bought for pennies on the dollar….very cheap.

This is a Chronic Pain forum….and I am wondering if you are actually suffering physical pain? ….if not then I encourage you to seek other websites that deal with noise and sleep problems.
Many of our members suffer lack of sleep, because of chronic pain….there is a difference.

Since your username consist of "very sad and stressful"….I might suggest that you visit the Depression forum….you might find some help there as well.

Good luck to you!

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Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 12/28/2011 8:18:24 AM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 12/28/2011 11:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there! It's winter here in Texas, but I have 4 fans going every night. Can't sleep without them. I keep them going all year around. It works to keep other noises out. Good luck!!

It's crazy, I have the fans going, and have a heating blanket on the bed. lol

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   Posted 12/28/2011 11:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Can you go to a doctor and ask about ear plugs, I think if you look for a good pair they
might be of help, but ask your doctor first, the white noise machine should help and Melatonin might
also aid in getting to sleep.... melatonin is found in the vitamin aisle's....
The only other thing is can you move???or find a different house somewhere else???...
You got a lot to think about and I hope you can find something that'll help, keep us posted
as we do care...many well wishes to you...
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   Posted 12/28/2011 12:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi So Sad and welcome to the chronic pain forum. Many of us here have sleep problems relating to chronic pain, so we do understand how it feels to have your sleep disturbed.

The white noise is a very good idea indeed. However, you have me puzzled about wearing ear plugs. I am not aware of problems with these. In fact, here in the states many places of employment are quite loud and the noise can cause hearing problems for the workers so the company will offer ear plugs and that sort of thing to cut down on the noise. You may want to do more checking into this.

I do hope that you can get this issue resolved soon. Take care.
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   Posted 12/28/2011 1:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome aboard.

Hope you can overcome some of your sadness, you have been given some good advice so far, hope it helps.

I have been on Ambien for 12 years now, no way I could ever get to sleep or stay asleep without it.

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   Posted 12/29/2011 3:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear the forum,

Thanks for many replies here. They are appreciated.

I will try and let all of you know soon.

All the best,

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   Posted 12/29/2011 10:47 AM (GMT -6)   
có thực sự là một máy tính để làm điều đó
nó được gọi là màu trắng tiếng ồn máy

If you can't understand that, blame the 5 year old who told me how to spell in vietnamese! She is soo smart. Already speaking english, vietnamese and reading at 2nd grade doing 2nd grade math, knows her abc's and counting to 1000. I'm her auntie. But I still gotta brag because her parents actually parented (which sadly you don't see much anymore).

traslation: there is actually a machine for that. it is called white noise machine
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   Posted 12/29/2011 9:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, she translated correctly. I think her parents were from Vietnam, right?

I am actually change my bedtime ( go to bed earlier then wake up earlier). I do hope that i can solve this problem.

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