Culture The Worst Things To Wake Up To  

Jacob Shelton
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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.
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A Wet Bed is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
A Wet Bed

2
175 48
A Crying Baby is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
A Crying Baby

3
158 40
An Airhorn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
An Airhorn

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105 18
Kids Yelling is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
abisola-raheem added Kids Yelling

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153 43
Gun Shots is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
Gun Shots

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135 41
The Fire Alarm is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
The Fire Alarm

7
133 45
A Beam of Light in Exactly the... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
A Beam of Light in Exactly the Wrong Place

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116 36
Jackhammers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
Jackhammers

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130 51
Alarm Clock is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
usernamenotavailable added

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127 50
A Neighbor's Car Alarm is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
A Neighbor's Car Alarm

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124 53
Neighbor Mowing the Lawn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
Neighbor Mowing the Lawn

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71 20
Neighbor Blasting Music is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
Carly Kiel added Neighbor Blasting Music

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72 22
Barking Dog is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
SomeDudeinCO added Barking Dog

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117 55
An Earthquake is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
An Earthquake

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45 8
People You Don't Want to Inter... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
Mikaela Osborne added People You Don't Want to Interact With but Have to Anyways

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93 46
Tornado Sirens is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
Tornado Sirens

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96 50
Your Mom Vacuuming is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
Your Mom Vacuuming

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76 36
Your S.O. Snoring is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
Your S.O. Snoring

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76 38
A Driver Honking Their Horn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
A Driver Honking Their Horn

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90 49
Determined Jehovah's Witne... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
Determined Jehovah's Witnesses at the Door

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81 46
A Dog That's Ready to Go O... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
A Dog That's Ready to Go Outside

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69 38
A Work Truck Backing Up is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
A Work Truck Backing Up

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70 42
A Wood Chipper is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
A Wood Chipper

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66 39
Cats Coughing Up Hairballs is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
Cats Coughing Up Hairballs

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62 36
Alarm Clock App is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
dbhudson added

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75 50
Your Roommate Having Sex is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
Your Roommate Having Sex

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36 17
Neighbors Arguing is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
Alaina Hillman added Neighbors Arguing

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66 44
Garbage Trucks is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
Garbage Trucks

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57 41
A Car Crash is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
A Car Crash

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52 37
Your Sibling Practicing the Vi... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
Your Sibling Practicing the Violin

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53 45
A Low Flying Helicopter is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
A Low Flying Helicopter

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45 38
A Ska Band Tuning Up is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
A Ska Band Tuning Up

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54 49
Children Playing Outside is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
Children Playing Outside

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55 51
Your Roommate Making a Morning... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
Your Roommate Making a Morning Smoothie

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38 47
Street Cleaners is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
Street Cleaners

36
31 52
Your S.O. Grinding Coffee Bean... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
Your S.O. Grinding Coffee Beans