Top 10 Most Annoying Things About Trying to Go to Sleep

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1 All these thoughts come into your mind

Stress from the day's events, worrying about the next day, etc...

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. - MarioMaster101

The thoughts make it so you feel like something's behind you, under the bed, and all sorts of other scary stuff.

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. - EdGeinFan

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2 Sweating

So true like I'm so hot under the covers - Luckys

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. - EpicJake

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

I hate sweating in bed so much! 😭 - Userguy44

3 Thinking that somebody is behind you

I wish I had somebody behind me

To hold me - PICKLEMAN

Ay I get that feeling not only at night - Luckys

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. - keycha1n

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4 People that snore

So annoying. Luckily I have my own bed room where I hear no snoring at all! - Userguy44

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..

My aunt Dottie snores so loud and it’s so annoying - DrayTopTens

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

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5 Having to get out of bed a lot

I just walk around in circles.

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*. - Kiteretsunu

6 Getting into a position to sleep
7 Insomnia

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

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.

Anyone relate to this? - ThatStrangeKid42

It's too hard to sleep. - AnonymousChick

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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! - Luckys

I'm not allowed to sleep with music on

I listen to alternative music because it is my favorite!

Weirdly enough, I listen to country going to sleep - PackFan2005

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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. - Imreallyboredrightnow

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

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. - PositronWildhawk

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

Yeah, sometimes if it's too soft and not firm enough my neck sinks to low and my head's in the wrong position

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

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The Contenders

11 Dead silence

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. - Kefka

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

Enjoy the silence! - Userguy44

And now I just sit in silence!

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12 Rain/thunder

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. - Britgirl

Thunder! Feel the thunder! Lightning and the 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. - matty925

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. - PackFan2005

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 - PackFan2005

14 Having the feeling that you're being watched

Listen every breath you take while this. - Userguy44

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. - Elric-san

15 Having to pee

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

16 Back pain

I have it now. It hurts so much that I can't sleep 😭 - Userguy44

Ahhh that really sucks :(

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

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

Yah. That's the life I live every time I go to bed and relieve - dipperpinesfangirl618

I can't sleep when this happens

This happens to me all the time. - Ku

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

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

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.

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 - PICKLEMAN

Ew what?! - TheMinecraftGamer

24 Being single
25 Sleep paralysis
26 Your cat making itself comfortable on your chest
27 Thinking about horror movie scenes

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28 When you feel sick
29 Worrying if you will have a nightmare or not

I don't know whether this is just me or this is the case for anyone else, but when you try to fall asleep and you are sick, even if it's just a cold or a cough, you WILL have nightmares. And they're always really screwed up. - Rocko

I mostly have no dreams or good ones.

30 When you get a notification in the middle of the night and your phone makes noise
31 Your cat attacking your feet
32 When you have a headache
33 Not being able to stop laughing

I put something scary and this right here at night. Lololololololololololololol

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1. Sweating
2. Dead silence
3. Getting into a position to sleep
Coatsy
1. Insomnia
2. Not being comfortable enough
3. Rain/thunder
TheMinecraftGamer
1. Thinking that somebody is behind you
2. Sweating
3. People that snore
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