I am the complete opposite of morning person.
Though the older I get, the more I realize being a night owl isn't the best idea either.
Waking up is one of the biggest chores of my day.
But I do it. Gotta keep breathing...
Redditor Jackiung wanted to compare notes on what is really on our minds when the sun rises. They asked:
"What do you think about when you wake up?"
I often cry when I wake up. Because I love sleep so much. I need to work on it.
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"F**k I’m awake."
I have no control...
"The me in that state of consciousness is not the normal me. It's someone else. And no matter how much I desperately need to get up to be on time, that me will sleep another 15 minutes at least. I have no control. I've had to start setting multiple earlier alarms to give that me their ransom to let normal me get up."
"That I can't wait to go back to bed."
"Alternately, how many hours until I can get back IN bed?"
"Can’t wait to take my edible and go to bed again."
"Did I wake up on time or did I lose my job?"
"I provide a service for specific surgical cases. One morning I get a phone call waking me up, that they were rolling a patient into the operating room and where was I. Some dingus forgot to put that I would be needed on the schedule. Never gotten dressed and left so fast."
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"How do you do this? When i wake up i don’t remember anything at all but i’ve been trying to remember my dreams for years."
Ah dreams. Dreams freak me out. Mine are just so out there. I try to forget.
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"Ahhh crap... here we go again."
"Nothing makes me mad as quickly as realizing I did not die in my sleep."
"Why the hell did you think it was a good idea to stay awake until 4 am playing that stupid game? Now you have 12 long hours of work ahead, barely slept 3 hours and you're not even that good at that game. You're 38 g**dammit! What is wrong with you?"
"It’s like a huge scream inside my head and my heart races."
"Gotta love those morning panic attacks."
"Yes and punch/kick the bed especially if you are hungover its x10."
"Let me walk u through it. First I open my eyes and sit there for like 20 or 30 minutes with a dazed look on my face before actually sit up to use the bathroom. After about 30 mins of being awake I think about why God couldn't kill me in my sleep. And why I will make my existence everyone's problem after about an hour I start looking for food."
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"I just slept for 8 hours. How is it possible that I'm more tired than before I went to sleep?"
Waking up is hard work. Especially if you have a very comfortable bed. But everyday is a new chance. So there is that.
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Ok, admit it. Who amongst us hasn't had a few too many during a night out? Then, the morning after said night out... found ourselves in an "uncomfortable" position because of the company we open our lids to. Just like when you gotta go... you gotta go; so everyone once in awhile, when it's time to sleep, it's time to sleep. I have fallen off in the strangest places and woken amongst strangers in sexual and non-sexual ways. It's a miracle I'm alive. But when I'm tired, I'm out.Redditor u/zyht56 was dying to hear about the times we've woken up to find a surprise lying beside with us by asking... People that have woken up in bed with a stranger, what's your story?
"I should've thanked Paul Bunyon"
One of my most vivid wake up memories was after a long day of work, the gym, auditions and then an impromptu night out with friends. I left the bar at 330 am in Midtown Manhattan and got on the "A" train to Inwood (the top of the island). From what I remember I must've dozed off right after the train passed Central Park and went rolling into Harlem. When next I awoke the train was stationery at 207th street. As I was rising from my slumber I noticed I wasn't as uncomfortable as I had been in the past, when falling asleep on those hard plastic train seats.
When I finally opened my eyes, I was nestled with care on a strapping (and also intoxicated) gentlemen who could've been the Brawny guy. (Plaid, flannel shirt and all) I looked around, just us. I quietly untangled myself from him like a hidden lover running before the wife comes home. I stood, checked for all my belongings and left. I told the conductor to wake him and then headed home. I should've thanked Paul Bunyon. He was sweet... alas.
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I know a guy who went home with a stranger. Went pee in the middle of the night naked. Went back to bed. Woke up to screaming. He had gone back to the wrong room and was naked in her mother's bed.
Not exactly the answer to the question, but my dad told me something scary after his stroke. Because he couldn't feel one side of his body, he would sometimes wake up in the middle of the night and think a stranger had broken in and was laying next to him. He would have to calm down and remember that he'd had a major stroke and didn't immediately realize that the person he thought was laying next to him was he himself.
Was in college, went out too hard on a Thursday night because I had no class the next day. Woke up in my own room to a girl standing there getting dressed. I was dumbfounded, she super casually put on her jacket, said "I have to get to class" and left before I could even get a word out.
I NEVER saw her again. Tried to ask friends who I came home with, everyone said I just disappeared. Her face is burned into my mind and now, 5 years later, I have no clue what happened or who I spent the night with.
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Got really drunk at a dorm party. Ended up carrying a passed out girl up to her room (3 flights of stairs, elevator was out). Plunked her in her bed, took her shoes off. Then passed out on her floor.
She woke me up by stepping on me and yelling at me. I was too hung over to argue and just left.
Love you Bro
One time at my cousin's house party I was absolutely out of social energy and went to a room to go to sleep and I woke up in the middle of the night with two of the most jacked dudes I've ever seen curled up together next to me and a unit of a bulldog sleeping in between me and the dudes.
One of the guys saw me wake up and he asked if it was cool to sleep there and I said that I didn't mind but he should let me have some of the blanket because it was freaking freezing. He said "no problem bro" and then tucked me in like some mother hen and then said "goodnight bro". Crap was the most strange/wholesome thing I've ever experienced.
See when a comfy bed is calling all you can do is fall prey to its clutches. Now we really need to be a bit more discerning about who is that bed with us. It's only the safe and ethical thing to do. And if we are the one's concerned about who a stranger is remember... 911!! For example...
Would you like fries with that?
Not woke up with one but came home from primary school around 11 years of age. To find a complete stranger in my bed. Being completely naive thinking he was a family friend. I made us both sandwiches to give to him, I returned to my room to find him gone. I now look back at this with complete horror. My family finds it amusing that it took me years to tell my family about it.
Kudos to Dad
Probably not what you imagined.
As a kid, I would sleep walk at night. In the morning, I would have no recollection of what happened.
I spent the night at a friends house when I was about 10, and the family had a fire going in the fireplace in their living room. My friend's mom decided to sleep on the couch to make sure the fire went out, and the dad went to sleep in the parents bedroom. Due to the door to their bedroom always being closed, I had never been inside...
...which was very, very disorienting the next morning when I awoke in said bedroom, as the dad was just waking up and getting out of his bed. He had assumed during the night I was his son, and didn't question anything when i slipped into bed with him.
Kudos to Dad for not making it anymore awkward than it already was.
And that's the story of how I awoke next to my friend's dad.
When I had my son, I couldn't sleep. I told my doctor I hadn't slept a full night in 13 months. Most nights I was getting only an hour or two and I couldn't sleep during the day. I'd try to nap, but I'd just stare at the ceiling.
My doctor prescribed me Ambien.
The first night I took it and went to bed. Sometime during the night, my husband brought the baby into our bed.
I woke up to find a baby covered in rainbows and tiny little gnomes.
Me: "Honey! Honey, wake up. There's a baby in our bed."
Husband: "I know. You're going to wake him up."
Me: "Do his parents know he's here?"
Husband: "His dad does. Go to sleep."
Was a female in my mid 20's and fell asleep in a 60+ man's hotel bed after a night of drinking in restaurant across from said hotel. What could have been a recipe for disaster turned into him saying 'if I ever had a daughter I hope she'd be just like you. I called ya a cab and here's your wallet. Be safe now.'
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Away at college. Went to a bar, met a girl.
I woke up the next morning in an on campus apartment sharing a recliner with said girl.
Neither of us lived on campus or knew who lived in the apartment we ended up at.
Well at least we've all been there, or a large enough amount of us as to not feel foolish. Things to remember...
1- Get a name...
2- Get details of when, where and how...
3- KNOW WHERE ALL THE EXITS ARE!!!
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There are just somethings that really should be said in person or over the phone. I love to text as much as the next guy, but not about important life matters. Don't be that lazy y'all. I realize that we've lost the patience and aptitude for human connection but we can get it back, just by the sound of a comforting voice. Or let's just use our brains when we are communicating. Think about how would you like to receive certain types of news? Then act accordingly.Redditor u/jdparmenter wanted everyone to come together and spill some tea about those morning messages we've had to deal with once we look at our devices by asking.... What is the worst text message you could wake up to?
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Other than a text about the death or serious injury of someone you love, the "we need to talk" text would be second in line.
My wife will do this often. It's usually something not super duper important, but that she wants to hammer out quickly. Doctor visits, budgeting for our daughter's seasonal clothing, bills, etc.
I've told her multiple times that her wording sends me into a minor panic, but either she forgets or she just likes making me squirm for no other reason than to fuck with me.
Someone better be dead!
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January 13, 2018. My phone went off and since I work for the state I woke up to see what the alarm was in case I needed to head into work. Woke up the wife and kid and then tried calling Civil Defense to figure out wtf was going on.
No official reply for over 30 mins, served like an eternity.
"I hope you read this in time. I need help."
That was a pretty bad one to wake up to. I'm not sure if being preceded by a plea for help would have made it better or worse.
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"I'm getting Dunkin' in 5 minutes, text me what you want."
delivered 14 minutes ago.
I've shed real tears over these kinds of missed texts.
"11 Missed Calls From: MOM."
After my mom died, I saved the last voicemail she sent me, and that was when she asked if I was eating well and taking care of myself. I almost wish it was my birthday phone call, but I got to hear that live so it was never recorded. But the one I actually have saved is the most Mom thing ever, so I guess it's sort of fitting.
The one I actually did wake up to on Christmas morning. "I tried calling. Your dad died."
I'm sorry for your loss, pal. Two xmas ago I couldn't get a hold of my mum on the phone. Also tried calling my brother and uncle who would definitely have been with her for Christmas. Nobody would answer the phone or text me back for hours. Worst feeling ever. Finally heard back from my brother, mum had a stroke and was in the hospital. It didn't take her then, but it was the beginning of the end.
Whatever that text was that everyone in Hawaii got saying a nuke was inbound.
Mom, incoming missile threat to Hawaii, this is not a drill. I love you.
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"I'm drunk, no one is answering, if you can't pick me up I'm just driving!"
Avert your Eyes!
"DO NOT LOOK AT THE MOON!"
From what i think they're referring to is some fan made video about a government 'mandated' emergency lockdown that has a very eerie feel to it and it flashes a bunch of vague messages broadcasted across all devices to not look up at the ceiling, lock all doors, don't look outside or at the moon. super creepy video that had me paranoid for a second.
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My friend got a text once that said "good job buddy" he didn't know who it was so he replied "it burns when i pee."
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