Top Ten Things That Keep People Up In the Middle of the Night


The Top Ten

1 It might be too hot in the room

My room is the only bedroom in my house without an air-con. It's horrible during the summer, it gets very hot and I really don't like it. That's one of the reasons I'm not fond of summer. - ivylee

This usually happens to me. I usually don't want to get out of bed in the middle of the night, but sometimes I have to. - Minecraftcrazy530

Yeah. One of the main reasons I can never get to sleep in other people's houses. Thermostat controls. - IronSabbathPriest

Or too cold. - CloudInvasion

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2 Noises

Well depends what noises. If any noises help me sleep it's the sound of birds chirping. If any noise keeps me awake it's the party next door. - CloudInvasion

There's noises everywhere. So it could be hard to sleep. - nintendofan126

3 Light

Yes, I can't sleep with light. My family doesn't have the same problem though, so when they walk through the house, they generally leave all the lights on. Normally, I have to get up and leave my warm bed to turn the light off, otherwise the light goes under my door. - IpodSwagger

Well...I can't sleep with any trace of light, I would need pitch black darkness to sleep with comfort - Ananya

I hope I'm not the only one who sleeps with light on. It's a habit and makes me more comfortable. - idontknow

Which is why is keep my door shut at night. - CloudInvasion

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4 Somebody sleeping right next to you making sounds in their sleep

I share a room with my little sister and older sister. My little sister can't sit still her sleep (my big sis has her own bed while me and my lil sis have 2 share 1) and my big sis snores VERY loudly

I guess I'm lucky that I don't share my room with anyone - Ananya

At least I sleep by myself in my own room. - cosmo

I have my own room

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5 Parties at your neighbor's house

To be honest, I never liked parties...And all the stuff associated with it - drinks, extreme loud senseless music with idiots dancing, All of this is out of my comprehension, AND they do it in night! To disturb the sane ones! - Ananya

At my grandmas there used to be neighbours who yelled and played music and had parties ALL THE TIME. They moved out but while they were there it was HARD TO SLEEP - Lunala

6 Somebody in the room next to you playing loud music

My neighbors are huge fans of hammering the walls, at night! To make it all the more harder to sleep, my sister watches stupid YouTube videos in the middle of the night, AT FULL VOLUME! My grandma's making all huff and puff in the room between mine and my sister's rooms, so sleeping through the night successfully is pretty rare. - PizzaGuy

My brother plays Barney songs in the middle of the night sometimes. It gets annoying and I can't sleep and I wake up late for school. - cosmo

Your brother shares a name with that annoying purple dinosaur. Don't be surprised. - PizzaGuy

My neighbors play these Spanish songs like very night. It's annoying as hell - JaysTop10List

I'm trying to sleep, I don't need Cannibal Corpse playing nearby. - CloudInvasion

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7 Someone watching tv with the volume up high

That sounds like my brother watching Clarence at midnight and his room is right across from mine and I can still here the noises and can't sleep. - cosmo

Hello, I am here to tell you about a brand new amazing invention called HEADPHONES.

This really doesn't affect me unless it's VERY VERY AND VERY LOUD - JaysTop10List

My dad leaves the T.V. on when he sleeps

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8 Animals

The dogs will wake you up...And some humans at night bark like dogs riding their two wheelers, Wonder who exactly the dog is... - Ananya

My cats are always screaming their head off to go outside. Even though I close my door at night, I can still hear it and it's extremely annoying. - thunderstar1124

My mom is allergic to like everything, so we don't have a pet (expect a turtle)

I hear cooing doves in the morning. Love it. - Userguy44

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9 Someone playing video games
10 Someone snoring

My dad has the loudest snore known to mankind

I really hate when someone snore. The snore kept me from sleeping for a long night. - Delgia2k

I have this problem. Keeps even myself up. - CloudInvasion

This is a disaster. - Userguy44

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The Contenders

11 Nightmares

Ah! Should've never watched those Charlie Charlie videos all day and laughing at people acting so stupid when they don't know it's gravity and here I'm am 5:00 AM with my eyes wide open. I HATE YOU CHARLIE! GO BITE SOMEONE ELSE'S FINGER! - JaysTop10List

Nightmares can be very scary. - Userguy44

They can be very scary! - Neonco31

Me: *listens to creepy song*
At night: *thoughts* I SHOULD NOT HAVE DONE THAT!
Well, at least I get over it in a couple of days. FNAF actually used to keep me awake, because it scared me. - SeeU

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12 A thunderstorm

Very disturbing indeed - Neonco31

13 Homework

Just thinking all of those thoughts! What about if I did bad? Or I FORGOT TO DO MY HOMEWORK! OH HELL NO! IMMA DO THAT CRAP NOW! Lol. - JaysTop10List

14 Insomnia

Blame my phone, blame homework, but in the end. It's insomnia that's keeping me awake, I can spend hours eyes shut and still, exhausted with melatonin taken, I still wont be able to sleep. Non-insomniacs really must not know what that feels like, because they're hardly empathetic. - keycha1n

With your brain pushing to keep you awake, your life becomes cumulatively stressing. - PositronWildhawk

15 Your pet
16 Crazy imagination

Oh yes My imaginations...About so many things that just get stuck in my mind and won't go...It's like a fact that the more you try to calm your mind the more the thoughts emerge - Ananya


I relate this so much

Yap. This is the one for me. 😐

17 Flies
18 Ghosts

Actually Spirits are real

Ghosts are not real. But even if they were, just call Ghostbusters, because Egon can be really sexy sometimes!

19 Excitement

Heres a story: Twas the night before Cristmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, oh, EXCEPT ME! I could NOT sleep, I was fidgeting, hot, and angry with the fact that I couldn't sleep. Until I fall asleep at ONE IN THE MORNING AND WAKE UP TIRED AND EXCITED! Well, at least I got the good stuff! - SeeU

I can sometimes be so very excited for something. This month, I'm visiting Bohol for the 4th time! - Neonco31

Happens on christmas - Lunala

20 Swiper Swiper

He gives me nightmares

21 TheTopTens TheTopTens TheTopTens is a website created in 2005, which is used to write top ten lists, where anyone can vote, comment, and write posts about the lists.

Sometimes I stay up late just to go on here... - Turkeyasylum

True! I love being here - Ananya

I sometimes stay up late just to visit the website - Neonco31

I'm in bed now. - Userguy44

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22 Porn

This is horrible and disgusting to think about. I don't know what's wrong with people nowadays - JaysTop10List

How the hell is this not on the list?


23 Desire to constantly urinate

I kept having this last week at Guide camp and I got constantly yelled at by the leaders.

24 Your parents screaming

Well if they're watching a horror movie, it's normal. But other than that if they're screaming during... Eww! I don't even want to think about it! - JaysTop10List

26 Ducks
27 Your phone

One of the reasons I stay up... - Ananya

The best reason why - Neonco31

28 Low battery sound
29 Technology

Sometimes I open my dad's phone or keep my laptop firing up just to continue with my business. It's all in the night - Neonco31

Haha that's true, I love to watch movies at night or listen to music - Ananya

30 Squeaky bed

Once when I went to a college camp and stayed in the dorm, I stayed awake all night because the bed would squeak every time I moved. I'm one of those guys who moves around a lot while sleeping. It wasn't just me; I think that everyone had that problem. - Gg2000

31 Having to go to the bathroom
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