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?

Are leaf blowers that much better? They look back heavy and they just piss everyone around you off. #putyourbackintoit #rakelikeaman

Srsly. Wouldn't a leaf vacuum be a better idea? Leaf blowers: wtf? Where do people think the leaves are going, anyway?

Why in the hell must they be outside with the leaf blower interrupting my good sleep

I can't hear the TV show I'm streaming on my Macbook because the workers leaf blower outside is too loud.

Why can't all the gardeners on our street come on 1 day & get it over with? The noise drives me insane!@* Just say no to leafblowers...

oh god! I hate the noise of leaf blowers!

What does a leaf blower do that a rake can't, other than irritate every hearing person within a mile radius??

Leaf blowers must be the dumbest device ever invented. What was wrong with a rake and a broom and peace and quiet and clean air?

Leaf blowers do nothing. they move a pile from here to there. And waste gas doing it.

Ok Mr. Man with a loud ass leaf blower, get away from my window cuz I sleepy and pissed off since u woke me up by being there too long.

just saw two guys with leaf blowers blowing leafs towards each other

leaf blowers - I don't geddit? Surely the wind will do that for free!
Ah, the ear-piercing noise of leaf blowers. When did people stop using nice quiet garden rakes?

to the due with the leaf blower: get the f away from my window. 3 times a week. THREE TIMES. theres not that many leaves yet. #immakillu

I love when I have the day off and having the best sleep of my life and somebody decides to use a leaf blower by my window

Summer is now over because the sky is cloudy and the oak leaves are carpeting the ground. This means leaf blowers blasting all day.

There's cabal of leaf blowers, 8 or so at a time, at the co-op across the street. It makes me unhappy.

My neighbor has this leaf blower and he uses it every other day!! I swear if that leafblower goes missing its not my fault lol

two loud things i hate in this world leaf blowers and.....idk about the other one

There's a special place in Hell for people who use Leaf Blowers.

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