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. - SansTheComic

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. - Minecraftcrazy530

I think the only reason my insomnia persists is because I need to get so tired that my thoughts shut down before I can sleep. - keycha1n

It’s 12:54 A.M. and I can’t fall asleep.

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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. - 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 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

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? - cosmo

Yep, had this kind of thing happen whenever I’m facing the wall when in bed

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4 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!

I just walk around in circles.

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

5 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..

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

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

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 - Mcgillacuddy

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6 Getting into a position to sleep
7 Insomnia

Anyone relate to this? - ThatStrangeKid42

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

It's too hard to sleep. - AnonymousChick

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.

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8 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...

9 Soft music doesn't always help

You could tell your going to struggle a lot trying to go to sleep when relaxing music doesn't help. - JaysTop10List

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

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

I listen to alternative music because it is my favorite!

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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

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

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The Contenders

11 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. - matty925

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!

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

12 Dead silence

Believe it or not, this actually scares me A LOT. - JaysTop10List

I always listen to something when I sleep because of this

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 - PackFan2005

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

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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

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

Listen every breath you take while this. - Userguy44

15 Having to pee

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

16 Back pain

Ahhh that really sucks :(

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

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 - dipperpinesfangirl618

I can't sleep when this happens

This happens to me all the time. - Ku

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 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).

22 Being single
23 Sleep Paralysis
24 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.

25 Suffering with sleep paralysis
26 Having to poop

Ew what?! - TheMinecraftGamer

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.

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