On the opposite end of the spectrum, another friend cannot go to sleep without listening to music. His lullabies are not penned by Brahms or any of the other classical composers; his play lists consist of the stuff most of us listen to in the morning to get us going. Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, Matt & Kim, Hot Chip, and Vampire Weekend are some of the bands that carry him to slumberland. For other people, it's a white noise machine, with their sounds of chirping crickets or rushing waterfalls, that helps them get their eight hours. It's one of the reasons we love the rain we've been having in LA; our building's drainpipe is just outside our bedroom window. It's a great sound to go to sleep to. What about you? Do you prefer absolute quiet, a tour of your ITunes playlist, the sounds of your white noise machines, street conversation or something else?
[image: Breakfast at Tiffany's, directed by Blake Edwards, Paramount Pictures 1961, available at Amazon]