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Being woken up suddenly is not very good for our health.

Especially for the elderly, it's not something to make a habit of. Sleep interruption can increase blood pressure, cause a worsened self image, and cause a day filled with irritation and confusion.

No one wants to be woken up, but there are definitely some reasons for being woken up that are worse than your alarm clock.

We went to Ask Reddit to find out some of the worst reasons people have been woken up.


Redditor Toothpiicxxk asked:

"What's the worst reason you woke up?"

These truly are the worst.

We love our pets, but sometimes not so much.

"My cat was throwing up right next to me."

- spicegrl17

"She brought you breakfast how cute."

- Wafliukas

"I was just about to answer that my cat threw up right on me, specifically my hair, which I had just washed..."

- lu-phie

Some horrible news hits you.

"Being woken up to be told someone you know died certainly qualifies."

- JimAbaddon

"Or when you already know, but you wake up in that ignorant bliss that lasts for about a second and then it hits you. And this goes on for a long time."

- Panacea_

"It's been about 15 years and I still will wake up on occasion thinking I have to tell my older brother something cool that I know he'd love to hear about. Or have a vivid a** dream about how it was all an mistake and he's still here. Happens less often then it used to but oof does it ever still hurt."

- Lrauka

"Woke up at about 3am to a cop repeatedly ringing my bell. my mom had accidentally drowned in the tub. she was really weak from chemo."

- h4nd

"Woke up to a phone call telling me my incredible brother-in-law had been hit and killed by a drunk & high driver, his wife was also expected to pass as her neck had been broken, and their kids were both in surgery. My husband and I were in the will to get the kids, so we needed to fly to Chicago right away. As I sat there in shock, I hung up the phone, turned to see my sleeping husband snoring away, and knowing I would now have to wake him up to tell him the worst news he would ever hear."

- ronsinblush

2018 false missile alert.

"I live in Hawaii, that time we got the missile scare."

- try-me-b*tch

"Oof at least it wasn't real but I would have definitely panicked if that was me."

- Toothpiicxxk

"Damn, I slept straight through it. My mom literally woke me up, told me; and I still went back to sleep."

- TheLunchTrae

"What were you supposed to do? Go outside and witness your annihilation?"

- mochacub22

"I think it's the right thing to do to inform people even if there isn't necessarily anything that can be done about it."

"Some people would appreciate being able to conduct prayers, get one last hug with their loved ones, etc."

- throwawayeastbay

Cockroach.

"Cockroach walking on my lips with no shame. I brutally murdered it as soon as I yeeted it halfway across the room."

"I had a weird dream about a cockroach somehow paralyzing a friend then walking towards me in that same room. Then I awoke to find this a**hole cockroach slowly creeping on my lips."

"When I threw it away, what startled me was it did not panic AT ALL. It even slowly headed towards me!"

"I also mouth washed and brushed my teeth and even disinfected my lips with alcohol. It was a surreal experience."

- anonymaus404

"I seriously loathe roaches and there's no other way to ensure its death than a brutal one."

- El_Zoid0

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Screams in the night.

"One time I got woken up by a blood curdling scream in the middle of the night. I live alone and it also woke up my dog who was freaked out the rest of the night. Searched everywhere including outside and didn't find anything."

- Irish_rampage

"Well that was lucky. Imagine what would have happened if you had found it..."

- samtheboy

"Hopefully a fox, coyote, cat, or cougar."

- TellyJart

So annoying.

"Being clearly asleep, and then someone wakes you to ask, 'Are you asleep?'"

- Krobeans

"Bruh my mom be like [this]."

- Toothpiicxxk

"The only correct answer to this question is 'yes.'"

- keenly_disinterested

"I woke up to my mom calling me sobbing because she thought I had died, I was 10 hours away and my blood sugar was severely low and wasn't answering any calls, that was horrifying."

"We've learned what does and doesn't work for waking me up in a medical emergency."

- Curious-Raccoon4982

"Blood sugar can be a b*tch, found my mum having a really bad hypo while sleeping when I was a toddler and for years and years after would wake her up to check she was okay without realizing I was doing it for that reason. Glad you're okay!"

- AussieRedhead17

Something so relatable.

"My alarm rung. It's a daily struggle."

- Valerain_Alice

We've all been there.

If you're not a morning person, waking up in the morning can already be a challenge, but no one wants to get woken up to horrible news or an emergency.

In fact, we should be waking up naturally with our own personal sleeping patterns.

We all know that's easier said than done.

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