I was just thinking. Man, its super quiet in here. Then I noticed my office air purifier was off (I don't even own this for its intended use. Its just to make noise). Between that and my PC there is always a constant audible hum. But I don't notice it. I'm used to it. And apparently I like it. Or I need it, maybe. This also just reminded me of something that happened last week. I have a fan in my bedroom. Its on 24/7. It died last week, and I could not sleep that night. It was too quiet in the room. I only got about 3-4 hours of sleep that night. I kept waking up after only 20-30 minutes of being asleep. And then would lay there for the same amount before falling back asleep again. I didn't have that humming noise to sooth me to sleep. Its been replaced, went out and bought a new one first thing the next day. Sleep like a baby that night. (which is an odd statement, babies typically don't sleep though the night)
Now thinking about all this. I have something in every room of my home that makes a low humming noise of some kind. At all times. 24.7. There is no pure quiet room in my home. And I notice the second something is no longer making that noise. But I don't notice the noise while its being made. I know this is probably pretty common. Or I think it might be due to the day and age we live in. But maybe not?
I guess what I am saying is, complete quiet is unsettling. I feel uncomfortable. I need the noise! You?