More sleep FAILs


Following on from a previous sleep fail ranking, this time we have a look with goo Ranking about which times people feel they have failed by falling asleep.


Between the 6th and 8th of August 2013 the survey was conducted, but goo Ranking have still 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 passed out on the pavement:

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Given that falling asleep on the train is compulsory for commuters, I feel that number 1 should be read with an imagined trailing clause “…and then I missed an important stop” or the like. My usual sleep fail is, however, falling asleep at the theatre…

Ranking result

Q: When have you felt you’ve failed by falling asleep? (Sample size=all)

Rank Score
1On the train, bus100
2Studying, working all through the night56.0
3In the passenger seat of a car5.0
4In the bath52.3
5While watching a movie44.8
6While trying to get my children to sleep28.4
7=At a meeting at work26.6
7=During an examination, test26.6
9While watching the final episode of a drama25.1
10While using the toilet10.8
11While eating9.0
12While talking on the phone with my partner, friend8.1
13=At a meeting with clients5.3
13=While waiting for a bus, train5.3
15During a date with my partner4.8
16While waiting for someone3.7
17While getting lectured to by the boss3.1
18While a friend, my partner was discussing a problem with me2.4
19During a dating party0.9
20While apologising to a client0.7
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