What can make you awake when you are sleeping?

@ciades (1624)
Philippines
August 23, 2007 10:27pm CST
What can make you awake when you are sleeping? Noise? lights on? lights off? hot? cold? dream?
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@arcidy (5016)
• United States
24 Aug 07
There are a few things that can wake me up when im sleeping. Like my phone alarm because I usally set it everyday before I go to work since I dont have a regular alarm because I think this is better. I always wake up by this and it never fails. The tv is another thing I will fall assleep to watching something but when someone turns it off I wake up dont know why it happens.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
24 Aug 07
turning the lights on will wake me up. it also keeps me awake. and then, sudden loud noises like a plate crashing on the floor, a cat jumping on the roof.. LOL
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
24 Aug 07
turning the lights on will wake me up. it also keeps me awake. and then, sudden loud noises like a plate crashing on the floor, a cat jumping on the roof.. LOL
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
24 Aug 07
Depends on the situation. Sometimes bright lights and noises can wake me up instantly. Other times it doesn't even phase my sleeping. One interesting thing is my lucid dreaming. Sometimes a gentle wind, scent or song I like can help me get control over my dreams. However, it only occurs near the end and I wake up within a few minutes of feeling the stimuli.
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@nueveh (11)
• Philippines
24 Aug 07
those barking dogs at the middle of the night (repetitive barking like talking to each other, really annoying!), when suddenly gets cold, cockroaches!(when they walking tru your arms, feet, face, etc. yuck!) and nightmares.
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@thefortunes (2368)
• Netherlands
24 Aug 07
Hi Ciades Well, several things will awake me 1. some hard noice 2. if someone pulls the curtains and te sun shines on me 3. someone giving me a tickle on my feet 4. a nightare 5. one of my cats jumping on the bed and touching me with her wet and cold nose
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• Portugal
12 Sep 07
For me it's the delicious call from the kitchen.LOL Yeah I can't resist if I can smell something good from the kitchen like cooking some eggs or corned beef..hhhmmmm....yummmy.hehehe Lights on and off, is ok with me coz I do have my big pillow to cover my eyes and face so I can still continue to sleep.:) If I can hear some noise and realized it is just from the kitchen like they were cooking, I can still forget the noise and sleep back. But if I can smell fried corned beef, dinnnnng...so there I go, jump out from my bed and fix myself. Ready for the next round! LOL
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@ciades (1624)
• Philippines
13 Sep 07
you really love to eat dear...good to you. happy and continue posting.:-)
@eprado (1473)
• Philippines
4 Sep 07
Hi ciades, What can wake me when I am sleeping? Loud noise would be one to stir me up and wake. The weather also if its hot and I'd be perspiring and it be hard for me to return to sleep. If its too cold it also wakes me up because it makes me go to the bathroom often. :-)
@ciades (1624)
• Philippines
5 Sep 07
:) nice to know that eprado! tnx for responding!
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
24 Aug 07
Any bright light that suddenly falls on my face could easily make me awaken from sleep. Occasional I will be awakened by the frightening nightmare in the deep night. Of course the most disturbing sound is that made by the alarm clock that surely could wake me up.
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@ciades (1624)
• Philippines
25 Aug 07
:-)
• Canada
24 Aug 07
There is very little that can wake me up when I am asleep. I have a very high pitched alarm that is part of my cellphone, and that is one of the only things that can wake me up. I can sleep through just about anything. My fiance once slept through an a-bomb test in the late 1940s.
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
24 Aug 07
Part of that could also be conditioned response. Back in secondary school I used a phone to wake up on time. It wasn't that loud, but it was always effective. And this was when I employed a loud clock alarm and an even louder spare alarm.
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@wz2007 (128)
• China
6 Sep 07
When I go to bed, noise, strong light, hot ,cold, or is a terrible dream, would be I cime to .One of my friend but contrary. Sleep all right already and would make up. Any circumstance will not come to .
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@ssh123 (31100)
• India
5 Sep 07
A slight tap or a shout will wake me and I cannot get sleep again. It is lights off,
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@drannhh (15240)
• United States
3 Sep 07
I can pretty much sleep through all kinds of noises once I have fallen asleep, that is, but if I am having a dream where something Impossible is happening, then I wake up from the frustration of being unable to solve the problem. For example, last night I dreamed my husband was trying to wake me up, but I didn't wake up from that. Then I dreamed I was talking to a 911 operator but she couldn't understand English. That woke me up.
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@limcyjain (3523)
• India
3 Sep 07
Yes, a sudden loud sound or extra bright lights may wake me up but more importantly if i have something in my mind which prompts me that a task is unfulfilled and i need to wake up early to do the same i am most likely to get up without being prompted to.
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• Philippines
3 Sep 07
i think its not the noise, its a bad dream and of course nightmnres.
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@losadise (38)
• China
3 Sep 07
I don't know that for myself.But I do know everytime I turn off the TV,my father would wake up:)
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@diansinta (7551)
• Indonesia
24 Aug 07
tatto - tatto image
a car horn, sometimes a door slam from the neighbor.
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@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
24 Aug 07
Hi there. The only thing that wakes me at night, is hearing a certaint kind of growl or bark from our dog, which lets us know someones around our house... Also our children if they need me...
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• India
28 Dec 07
I don't mind the change of pace from work to home and I'm content to start dinner and do some laundry. Then other days I'm zonked and prefer to lay down for a bit. I will bring my laptop with me sometimes and check email or surf.