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The Worst Things To Wake Up To

Updated April 25, 2020 5.4k votes 477 voters 5.7k views36 items

List RulesOnly 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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    An Earthquake is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
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    An Earthquake

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    Tornado Sirens is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
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    Tornado Sirens

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    Determined Jehovah's Witne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
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    Determined Jehovah's Witnesses at the Door

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    Your S.O. Snoring is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
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    Your S.O. Snoring

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    A Dog That's Ready to Go O is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
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    A Dog That's Ready to Go Outside

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    A Driver Honking Their Horn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
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    A Driver Honking Their Horn

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    A Work Truck Backing Up is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
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    A Work Truck Backing Up

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    Cats Coughing Up Hairballs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
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    Cats Coughing Up Hairballs

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    A Wood Chipper is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
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    A Wood Chipper

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    Garbage Trucks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
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    Garbage Trucks

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    A Wet Bed is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
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    A Wet Bed

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    A Car Crash is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
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    A Car Crash

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    A Crying Baby is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
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    A Crying Baby

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

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    Gun Shots is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
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    Gun Shots

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    A Low Flying Helicopter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
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    A Low Flying Helicopter

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    The Fire Alarm is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
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    The Fire Alarm

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    Kids Yelling is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
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    Kids Yelling

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    Your Roommate Making a Morning is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
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    Your Roommate Making a Morning Smoothie

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    A Ska Band Tuning Up is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
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    A Ska Band Tuning Up

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    Neighbors Arguing is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
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    Neighbors Arguing

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    Jackhammers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
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    Jackhammers

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    A Beam of Light in Exactly the is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
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    A Beam of Light in Exactly the Wrong Place

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    Alarm Clock is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
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    A Neighbor's Car Alarm is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Things To Wake Up To
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    A Neighbor's Car Alarm

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