Top 10 Most Annoying Things About Trying to Go to Sleep

One more list and then it's an wrap. Sleeping is heaven but trying to sleep is not...

The Top Ten

1 All these thoughts come into your mind

In the day I'm a happy person. In the night, this happens. 'What if there's a terrifying world on the other end of the mirror? And what if we're on the wrong side? ' 'What if I wake up, and everyone I've ever known is dead? ' 'If I died tomorrow, would I really be happy with the way I spent my life? ' 'What if there are alternate universes? ' And them I start to cry silently because I feel like the second I go to bed, my family will be dead, and I will be all alone. Thanks, monophobia.

They could be bad or exciting thoughts, both types make it hard to sleep. You could also have sad thoughts but most likely it's either happy or scared thoughts.

I guess this is the only thing I can think of that really pertains to me. I don't mind possibly being killed by a serial killer in an Ed Gein-like fashion, although I would like to prepare for anything in that kind of case.

I always think about things while trying to go to sleep. I usually enjoy it, but when I actually want to get to sleep, it is annoying.

2 Sweating

It can be difficult to sleep when you're sweating. One time, the air conditioner was broken, and I was sweating. Good thing I had my fan on.

Sometimes it's so hot in my room, I drag in a fan or two then go to sleep...

So true like I'm so hot under the covers

I hate sweating in bed so much! 😭

3 Thinking that somebody is behind you

I had this obsession with reading short two-liner horror stories for about a week, and a bunch of them were about murderers and people hiding under the bed. It came back to haunt me at nights because I would hear the house creaking or the dog breathing loudly, or my shower head dripping from the shower that night and I would get so freaked out and hide under my covers until I was drenched in sweat..thankfully I'm over that now..even if I still leave the lamp in the bathroom on at nights...

For about a month this past year, I had crazy paranoia that people were appearing in my room or that people were watching me at night... Good grief, I couldn't sleep with the lights off for weeks. And that was on top of my insomnia.

I always think that someone is watching me or that some person with a scary face is hiding in the closet. Why oh why do I have to think like that?

This scares me that's why I sleep with the lights on

4 People that snore

I'm lucky enough to be the only one on my side of the house, so I don't have to listen to it, unless I'm at my grandparents. I'll literally be all the way on the opposite side of the house and my grandpa's snoring sounds like he's sleeping right next to me, snoring in my ear..

I slept over my sister's house one time and her fiancé snores like a PIG! Like seriously, I was sleeping on the couch in the living room and I can hear him snoring in his bedroom from there! It's crazy! And the funny thing about it is that my sister thinks his snoring is relaxing. Those two are crazy

So annoying. Luckily I have my own bed room where I hear no snoring at all!

I sleep alone, so that's not a problem for me, ha!

5 Having to get out of bed a lot

That annoys me SO much. I'll finally get into the one comfortable position in bed and then I'll realize that I have to pee. I'll debate whether or not I should go now or wait for 10 minutes and finally decide to go pee. I get back in bed, and 20 minutes later after eventually regaining the comfy spot I realize I left the big light on in the bathroom...ARGH!

Suddenly feels thirsty, Needs to drink water (gets out of bed).

*Five minutes later*

Now needs to pee (Gets out of bed again).

*2 minutes later*

Feels thirsty again *sigh*.

I just walk around in circles.

6 Getting into a position to sleep
7 Insomnia

Since that I have Aspergers I am very positive that I have insomnia my whole life and I sleep with my parents to help with my insomnia.

I have slept later than usual 9 times in the last 3 months. Sometimes it was dawn by the time I fell asleep.

And this is why I came on here at 2:30 am to check on things, because I won't be able to get any more sleep once I wake up. Yay...-.-

I had insomnia about 2 years ago.

8 Soft music doesn't always help

I listen to whatever is on my playlist when I'm trying to go to sleep. It doesn't help, but I got some tunes to jam too!

You could tell your going to struggle a lot trying to go to sleep when relaxing music doesn't help.

Well one time the Minecraft in game music (not from the juice box) helped me a lot to go to sleep

I slowly drift off to sleep with the soft sound of meshuggah

9 Worrying about homework

A bunch of times I stay up late to finish a dumb project and I set my alarm for 3 am to finish the project and its hard to sleep because I'm worrying about the stupid project.

Lol I don't do that...
Who does? Not me at least

I’m worried about that people will hate me because I’m on break until June 29 but I can’t sleep and I have nothing to do, so...

10 Not being comfortable enough

I have to get temperature, outside volume, hunger, thirst, mind state, body pressure and various other factors sorted and optimised to even hope for sleep. Getting to sleep at night is as arduous as staying awake at day, and doing what you want and need to do.

I can fall asleep IF I'm comfortable. I need it very dark and silent. I also need the correct temperature and body position.

After you have tried every position then your body fills up with lactic acid and you feel tight

Even if the pillow is super soft it sometimes still feels uncomfortable.

The Contenders

11 Dead silence

Music helps a lot with this. No one I know sleeps in dead silence. They usually have a fan on for noise or listen to classical music

I can't sleep when the room is that quite, I need some kind of noise when I sleep, like leaving the fan on or something like that.

It makes me realize how alone I really am in this world. That one day, everyone I've ever known and loved will die. Okay, monophobia, go away, now.

This is especially scary when you have *that one thought* at the back of your mind.

12 Rain/thunder

The worst is getting woken up in the middle of the night from the biggest thunderclap you've ever heard. This is almost always associated with that extremely close bright lightning flash. I lose sleep all the time because of a fear of this.

I actually don't like going to sleep during a thunderstorm because I love the wonderful sound of thunder and rain. But I can't help falling into blissful sleep because it's so relaxing.

I’m not afraid of storms, they’re just annoying. I was once having a great and sunny dream when I hear rumbling in the dream. But when I woke up, I realized there really was thunder outside at 3 in the morning. The lightning flashed brightly even through my blinds, making sleep impossible.

Thunder! Feel the thunder! Lightning and the thunder!

13 Trying to stay warm

Trying to stay cool is my issue. No matter the time of year, it’s always a struggle to keep cool and rotating my pillow every five minutes

Especially during the winter and windy days...

14 Having the feeling that you're being watched

Half the time, this happens to me because my sister is being weird and staring at me. Or my brother. The other half is due to my paranoia.

Listen every breath you take while this.

15 Back pain

Ahhh that really sucks :(

I have it now. It hurts so much that I can't sleep 😭

16 Having to pee

Prepare for a wet sheet tonight...HAHAAHAHAAHAHAAHAHAAHAHA just kidding, eww why would people wet the bed anyway?

17 Your favourite TV show is playing and you really want to see it

Yah. That's the life I live every time I go to bed and relieve

I can't sleep when this happens

This happens to me all the time.

It’s quite unlikely that Impractical Jokers is on at 12 A.M... Wait, is it?

18 Neighbor's dog barking
19 You have detention tomorrow
20 It takes forever

Every time I'm in bed, I always wait until 6:00 in the morning to get up! I can just see the hours ticking closer to my goal...but it takes ages, 11:00...12:00...1:33...AGH,

21 Stomach aches

My cousin's stomach won't shut up and it sucks cause one it hurts
Him two I'm next too it. His arm would sweat on my pillow so I have to put my head on or near his stomach and all I can hear is his stomach.

Especially when it leads to diarrhea in the middle of the night...

22 Your dog pestering you for more attention

My dogs are such attention-hogs! I'll be laying in bed and one of them will walk up and just put their head in my hands and nose me until I start petting her. Then the other one sees and doesn't like the thought of getting less attention and he runs over and butts the first one out of the way and I don't get to sleep because they're wrestling each other for attention (literally).

23 Having to poop

As someone with IBD I hate this

24 Being single
25 Sleep paralysis
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