Today’s goo Ranking is one I thought looked good, but in the end… well, you decide with this look at sleep-related fails people have experienced.
Between the 6th and 8th of August 2013 the survey was conducted, but goo Ranking have not got round to adding the page that contains the further demographic information. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample.
Here’s someone quite overcome with having to walk the dog:
I can related to pretty much all on the list. My probably best-ever fail was on my birthday two months ago. I woke up to my alarm, and climbed out of bed to turn it off, but my left big toe got stuck in the right leg of my pyjamas, and I fell flat on my face as I tried to take my first step! I’ve also recently started drooling when I fall asleep on the train on the way back from work, which I suppose is more of an embarrassment than a fail, though.
Q: What kinds of sleep-related fails have you had? (Sample size=a little over 1,000)
Rank Score 1 Cricked my neck after sleeping in a funny pose 100 2 Waking up with my pillow sodden from drool 45.8 3 Legs went numb during sleep and woke up in agony 45.2 4 Got my legs stuck in between the matress and the sheets 37.5 5 Slept in a funny pose and hurt my back 35.0 6 Woke up but didn’t get out of bed and missed an important appointment 31.4 7 Fell out of bed 27.1 8 Left the air conditioner on all night and caught a cold 24.6 9 Woke up with my pyjamas falling off 21.5 10 Woke myself up with my loud snoring 20.6 11 Fell asleep in the train and rode all the way to the end of the line 17.8 12 Woke myself up with my loud talking in my sleep 17.6 13 Was still sleepy-headed and fell over when I got out of bed 15.4 14 I wouldn’t get up and ended up shouting at family, friend who came to wake me up 14.4 15 Due to restless sleep, bruised myself bashing the wall, etc 12.2 16 Slept in a funny way and woke up with all-over muscle pain 10.1 17 Woke up sleepy-headed and thought I couldn’t make it to the toilet 8.3 18 Fell asleep in the bath and caught a cold 5.2 19 Drank too much and woke up somewhere other than my home 4.1 20 When sleeping with my partner, I muttered the name of another male/female in my sleep 1.1