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The Worst Things To Wake Up To

List Rules
Only things that wake you up before your alarm clock and before you want to be awake

It doesn't matter if you’re an early riser or if you hit the snooze button a dozen times, everyone likes to get out of bed at their own pace. The way you wake up sets the tone for your day, and there’s nothing worse than waking up before you’re ready. Whether you've set your alarm or you're all set to sleep in on a weekend, at some point, you've been rudely awakened by some unholy sound destroying dreamland and dragging into the waking world. From lawnmowers to kids playing the violin, we’re listing the most annoying things that wake you up.

This has happened to everybody: you’re fast asleep when suddenly, your stupid neighbor’s car alarm starts going off for no reason or a construction crew conducts a jackhammer symphony right outside your window. You try to ignore it, try to hide under your pillow, but you're awake now. From here on out you’re no longer a sweet, sleepy angel. You're an angry messenger of doom.

Vote up the worst things to wake up to when you'd rather be sleeping. And feel free to add your own personal hellish wake up peeve to the list.
list ordered by
  • Kids Yelling
    1

    Kids Yelling

  • A Wet Bed
    2

    A Wet Bed

  • An Airhorn
    3

    An Airhorn

  • A Crying Baby
    4

    A Crying Baby

  • People You Don't Want to Interact With but Have to Anyways
    5

    People You Don't Want to Interact With but Have to Anyways

  • The Fire Alarm
    6

    The Fire Alarm

  • Gun Shots
    7

    Gun Shots

  • Neighbor Blasting Music
    9

    Neighbor Blasting Music

  • Jackhammers
    10

    Jackhammers

  • A Beam of Light in Exactly the Wrong Place
    11

    A Beam of Light in Exactly the Wrong Place

  • A Neighbor's Car Alarm
    13

    A Neighbor's Car Alarm

  • Neighbor Mowing the Lawn
    14

    Neighbor Mowing the Lawn

  • Tornado Sirens
    15

    Tornado Sirens

  • An Earthquake
    16

    An Earthquake

  • Your Mom Vacuuming
    17

    Your Mom Vacuuming

  • Your S.O. Snoring
    18

    Your S.O. Snoring

  • Cats Coughing Up Hairballs
    19

    Cats Coughing Up Hairballs

  • Determined Jehovah's Witnesses at the Door
    20

    Determined Jehovah's Witnesses at the Door

  • A Work Truck Backing Up
    21

    A Work Truck Backing Up

  • Neighbors Arguing
    22

    Neighbors Arguing

  • A Driver Honking Their Horn
    24

    A Driver Honking Their Horn

  • Your Roommate Having Sex
    25

    Your Roommate Having Sex