Do you get irritated if you are disturbed by a phone or doorbell while sleeping?

India
February 25, 2009 11:48am CST
I have seen many people who get very agitated if the phone or door bell rings when they are sleeping specially at night after midnight and they are ready to pick up a fight with the person who has disturbed them and often yell at the person. I feel that if a person is disturbing you at that unearthly hour, he must be really troubled. Why would a person disturb you if he was not in some sort of trouble. If you yell or shout at him, you are putting him in deeper trouble. You must learn to calm down a person who disturbs you and consider that he is the one who is disturbed and you were only sleeping comfortably.
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@maxilimian (3099)
• Indonesia
27 Feb 09
it's true, i got disturbed if a phone and doorbell ringing while i was sleeping, especially if it's doesn't stop usually if the phone keeps ringing i will pick up with an anger tones speak, and after that i unplugged the cable phones and continue sleeping ...
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@bellis716 (4804)
• United States
27 Feb 09
Yes, I get irritated when the doorbell or phone rings after I've gone to sleep. It's nearly always some drunk that dialed a wrong number, but I'm afraid not to answer it because it just could be an emergency. In the 50+ years that we've been married, there have been real emergencies and imagined emergencies. The doorbell is more likely to indicate a real emergency than the phone, but even that has proved to be a fake one. Once when there was a policeman at our door at a late hour, the emergency was my husband's ex wanting to know where he was. At the time, we had been at the same address for at least 15 years. She had our address. We had just had our phone number changed and made it unlisted. There was NO emergency. However, twice the knock brought news that we were about to get flooded. This was for real. We had only a few minutes to get our clothes on and get out.
@neha2k94u (408)
• India
26 Feb 09
Hey, for me this is very much irritating somebody makes a loud noise...Coz its very hard to me to drop to sleep...And if after that somebody breaks the silence... then...I cant control and I used to shout...and scream and ...
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@prasanta (1949)
• India
28 Feb 09
I feel disturbed. Because, according to my observation, hardly it is really urgent. Some people are like that they will disturb on unearthly hours by nature. I am planning to put a board outside my door -- 'Sleeping, please do not disturb.'
• Singapore
4 Mar 09
I sleep late too. So if I am the one calling, I will not call someone after e.g. 10pm unless I know that person sleeps late and don't mind a late call.
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@prasanta (1949)
• India
4 Mar 09
You really do good. Actually, those who pass through a hectic schedule during day time, needs a peaceful sleep at night. I heartily appreciate you, and request you to keep the trend.
• India
31 Aug 11
Yes, i agree that most of the peoples irritates when some one calls or ring doorbell while they are sleeping. But when some ring your doorbell at night, then it would be risky to open the door directly. So for that i suggest you for a video door phone, which helps you to see and talk to the person who is outside their home premises. http://videodoorphone.org/vdp-manufacturers/toyama-video-door-phone.html
• United States
16 Dec 09
Most of the people who are calling us are telemarketers who are kind of harassing, not all of them, but a few of them, and it's quite annoying to be woken up by it. They aren't people in trouble. If they were people in trouble,I'd be more understanding, however!!
• United States
3 Dec 09
I get irritated, but I never let the person know that. Nothing is ever solved by yelling at someone. If I don't feel like answering, I ignore the call. Though I do listen to the answering machine to ensure that it isn't urgent. If I'm sleeping at night and its something stupid, I just let the person know that its not okay to call me this late, end of story.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
26 Aug 09
You bet I do...I have made it clear to everyone what time I take a nap and boy, am I a bear if I get woke up. Most ppl understand and respect it but there's a couple that just ignore it and do it anyways. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
@jewel76 (2305)
• Canada
5 Mar 09
Nobody ever called my house after i was in bed. BUT it has happened way too often that i get awoken by the phone in the morning on my day off from work, and that pisses me off royally!! Especially when im telling the other person at the end of the line that i was sleeping, and instead of saying they'll call me back, they keep on talking! Like hello? didn't u just hear , i am sleeping?? If it's a family member or friend in trouble, i will take the call and not be mad, but if they just want to talk and don't let me get back to sleeping, then i get upset.
• Singapore
4 Mar 09
Hi mercuryman3a, Definitely! If I am sleeping, then it is my rest time and I would want to be woken! That is also why I switch off my mobile phone at night. But if the door bell or house phone rings at night, it doesn't smell good... I would ask for God's blessings before I get up and answer the call. As for what you said, yes if someone is calling you at that hour, he must be really in need of help - once I ascertain it is a serious call, no, I would not be irritated. I will just do my best to help.
@vicky30 (4771)
• India
2 Mar 09
Yes i feel irritated when i am disturbed by a phone or doorbell while sleeping.I am in a very deep sleep relaxing then someone rings the bell.I have to get up walk a long passage and then open the door.Sometimes there is no one at the door which makes me really angry.If i am not feeling well then i just leave the bell ringing.
@Erssyl (617)
• Philippines
1 Mar 09
I'm definitely irritated if it is a nonsense call but if it is an important call I will not mind at all.When a doorbell rings while I'm asleep it must be important or else we will be both in trouble especially when I'm tired I don't want to be disturbed because my heart usually palpitates.
@mymytri (2031)
• India
27 Feb 09
Yes.I dont get sleep in the afternoons.I sleep only on nights.I feel very angry if am tired or planned to go anywhere in the early mornings.Even then i manage myself and answer them.
@loneleaf (165)
• China
27 Feb 09
Frankly, I would be very upset to hear the phone at inappropriate moment, it must make me much crazy, but the fact is that, I have to pick it up and show a very positive attitude, escepecially at the midnight. When a person call me at midnight or some unimagine time, she or he must have something trouble and want me to help her or him. It's my friend's trouble and I must help her or him, though I am tired adn upset, I still pick the phone up and happy to say: Hello
• Italy
27 Feb 09
I dont get irritated by such matters. As you also mentioned that if somebody is trying call you or knocking at your door on such odd timings he must be in some trouble and what i think its really a feels me good that my friend or a known one is calling me for help in is trouble times. Friendship is based on trust and if someone is come to you with a lot of hope and you dont respond him well how much he will be disappointed. Every one a friend of good times but i really try be a friend of bad times for my friends and who who gets irritated and handle pplz rudely could never find a help for their own bad times.
@mayka123 (14150)
• India
27 Feb 09
I do get angry and irritated when I hear the door bell ring while I am sleeping. But after I hear the person out and understand why he/ she has disturbed me at the odd hour I may cool down a bit. But if I find that I have been unnecessarily disturbed then I do yell at the person.
• United States
27 Feb 09
My phone doesn't ring in the middle of the night..If it did it would really scare me because I would think that something had happened to someone in my family..The thing that bugs me is my phone always seems to ring when I am taking a nap or washing dishes or cooking or when I am in the bathroom..Almost always it is a telemarketer. It very seldom rings when I am sitting down doing nothing.
@walijo2008 (4646)
• United States
26 Feb 09
I don't think anybody's ever come to my door in the middle of the night, but we have gotten phone calls a few times. We usually won't answer it if its while we're sleeping, we have an answering machine, and if we hear them leave a message then I'll get up to check it or call them back. I just think that if its important or an emergency they should leave a message, I will listen to it.
@MizzLadyB08 (1174)
• United States
26 Feb 09
Yes, I do because it seems like as long as I am up nobody wants to cal or come by but as soon as I lay down the phone wants to ring and people all of a sudden wants to come by.
@samijo719 (1054)
• United States
26 Feb 09
The only time I get mad is during the week. Especially because all of our friends know that I wake up early for work so I feel by calling or knocking on our door it is being disrepectful to me. During the weekends I don't really care. I am a night owl most the time and am usually up until about 2-3am so it doesn't usually bother me then.