Sounds, stress and trying to tune out the noise

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By Jackie Torok, Managing Editor

Once, when I lived in Ehringhaus on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill, I got in some trouble when I slept through a fire alarm.

Thankfully, there was no fire. But my resident adviser and a few of the firefighters who responded couldn’t understand why it took so long for the shrill screeching coming directly from outside my dorm room door to rouse me. They thought maybe I was under the influence, but no. It’s just that when I’m good and tired, I can sleep through just about any loudness.

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