I am luckily quite a good sleeper particularly when first going to bed -I fall asleep with the television on most nights and there is quite a lot of traffic noise outside however it does not bother me.
Inside the house is different if it is after about 2 am when I don't sleep so well.
It depends how much there is and how tired I am. The kids wake me me up most mornings, and occasionally possums do in the night. I mostly sleep through trains on the tracks nearby and the neighbour's rooster crowing.
If there are chain saws or those horrible blower vac things outside I cant sleep. We live in a very quiet area and the neighbours are generally very good and considerate. Inside noise I can mostly sleep through if I am tired enough. We are considerate of each other and don't run in the hallway or walk noisily. We don't yell from one end of the house to the other, we whisper, if we must talk near the bedrooms. Our idea of sleeping etiquette. We all have different sleep needs and we taught our children this from a young age.
I never used to be able to sleep at all if there was noise of any type,either inside or outside the house.It was ridiculous actually!! Since I became too sick to even still go to work,I find that noise does not cause me the grief it used to,and I can sleep far more easily when there is any sort of noise in the background!!
No we have a solo mum with 3 children just purchased next door, sadly her pre-school daughter is a squealer and screams when playing outside, sadly our bedrooms are close to them and it is unbearable when we want to sleep or quietly sit and read.
Definitely not, I live in the city and thank god I have a room that is away from the street and my neighbour (who is slightly hard of hearing and has insomnia so he can be blasting his tv at 2am). The only way I get any sleep is because of my second room. Much quieter.
I cannot sleep if there is noise. If it is really annoying I will put a talking book on to see if I can focus on that a drift off. I have even had to resort to putting the fan on for some "white noise". I used to think that this was a really stupid idea but it does seem to work.