An exploration of sleep and insomnia, with a single destination in mind:
a good night's sleep.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Leaf Blowers: Sleep's Enemy

It's getting close to leaf blower season in parts of the United States. (And some lawn owners deploy leaf blowers all year round.) If you've ever been woken up by a leaf blower, you know it's impossible to sleep through one. Or two, or three, as they often arrive in herds. Your hatred for leaf blowers --that not only disturb sleep but keep us from thinking at all while they're blowing-- is shared by millions of others. Today on Quest for Sleep I wanted share some thoughts about leaf blowers that have been posted on Twitter.




I'm about to go crazy with these loudasss leaf blowers outside my window. . .

Leaf blower at 7 am= dark eye circles & crankiness. Who inventedleaf blowers? Can those of us who cherish sleep go back in time & stop him?

Ah, nothing like a little AM yoga! (and..cue neighbors' obnoxious deafening leaf blowers). #seriously?! #BadTiming #ohmmmmm

Fall. Best season ever. Pumpkins, halloween, little chilly, but just right. hats. Pretty much everything is awesome but loud leafblowers..

Leaves, natural. Gas powered leaf blower, not natural. #UNL, I won't be mad if you leave the fallen leaves where they are, they're pretty.

Leaf blower at 7:30 am? Really?

Another quiet lovely morning at the house, ruined by leaf-blowers a block away...

Leaf blower at 7 am= dark eye circles & crankiness. Who inventedleaf blowers? Can those of us who cherish sleep go back in time & stop him?