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Don't disturb my beauty sleep! That's the one rule I have––and thankfully I live alone, so there isn't anyone to bother me, which is fabulous. But that doesn't mean I'm immune to getting woken up in the middle of the night. The worst way I can think of off the top of my head? The time a drunk guy wandered into my friend's yard and started banging on the window while I was trying to sleep. It was 3 a.m. The incident also gave me the fright of my life!

People told us about the experiences that yanked them out of dreamland after Redditor GratefulD_86 asked the online community,

"What is the worst way you've been woken up?"

"He partied..."

"By raw sewage pouring through my ceiling (in my bedroom) from my upstairs neighbor.

He partied and ripped the toilet out of the floor, then continued using it. Took maintenance almost 16 hours to show up and turn off the flow."

CaraAsha

"I literally didn't even know..."

"Cops beating on my door to search my house for someone I was hiding. I literally didn't even know the person."

Objective-Bag-4336

Terrifying. This could have ended very badly.

"Cops busted down my door..."

"Cops busted down my door to take me to jail for having meth except. They had the wrong house."

LooseAnimal534

"Neighbor decided..."

"Neighbor decided to hang shelves in her bathroom after midnight and drilled into our shared wall. Scared the crap out of me."

Tired-of-humanity

The walls do indeed have ears.

"The phone woke me up..."

"The phone woke me up a little after midnight. I was informed that my mother had died. It was not totally unexpected. Her health had been declining.

I still dread hearing the phone ring late at night."

Dickmorningwood9

"A cockroach..."

"A cockroach entering my mouth on my first day of camp."

SlenderSpade

"Police department knocking..."

"Police department knocking on my door at 2 a.m. saying the meth lab across the street might blow up so we needed to get out ASAP."

[deleted]

Is this a deleted episode of Breaking Bad?

"My cats were chasing each other..."

"My cats were chasing each other and one ran across my face while I was sleeping. The scratches were pretty bad all across one side of my face. It was the day before my senior prom too, so I ended up having a scratched-up face for that. I still have a scar right by my eye."

Fernlion

Cats are always at their most unpredictable very late at night!

"My Dad..."

"My Dad would keep a bag of marbles in the freezer. If you didn't wake up the first time, he dumped them into your bed."

Rusty_Bread_Welder

"The neighbor in the building across from us..."

"Glass shattering. Lived in a 6 story apartment building. The neighbor in the building across from us was having some kind of psychotic break and was throwing everything he could get his hands on off his balcony. He was aiming for the windows of other apartments. We were far enough away to not get hit but watching that go down was not super fun."

Respect4All512

We don't envy anyone of these people. Hopefully their lives have been filled with plenty of glorious, uninterrupted sleep since.

Have some of your own stories? Feel free to tell us about them in the comments below!

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