Brought to mind because I just listened to illegal aerial fireworks set off on an early Sunday morning.
Assuming that the majority of those woken up don’t have to get out of bed at any particular time on Sunday, how much would such a thing annoy you, compared to experiencing it when you DO have to get up at a particular time?
Being woken up or kept awake doesn’t really bother me much. I like lying bed and snoozing. Sound in general doesn’t really bother me. But my SO is bothered by it. People behind us have been renovating for months now, and they start at something like 6.30AM, and it really bothers him every morning.
I don’t like really loud noises at any time of the day. If they are distant pop pop pops, that’s fine. But if it sounds like “Boyz in the Hood” in my backyard, I’m going to be pissed off.
I don’t like screwing up my sleep schedule too much. On the weekends I tend to stay up later and wake up later. But still, I try to be reasonable because I don’t want to throw my circadian rhythms off for the entire week. So if the firecrackers are going off at 12:00, I’m probably just getting into bed, so no biggie. But if it’s 3:00 AM, the whole time my mind is going to be counting how many hours of sleep I’m going to have to make up so that I’m not sleep-deprived come Monday. And I won’t be so nonchalant about that.
We have neighbors with a pool, and in the summer, we like to keep our window open and air off if it isn’t too hot. And they can be using the pool at one in the morning having a wonderful time. I like to sleep, and I tend to go to sleep fairly early - then get up fairly early. That is how my sleep cycle is set. If they keep me up until 1:00, I miss the “falling asleep part” don’t sleep well all night, then am still up when my body clock says “get up.”
I’m not much of a sleeper-inner. And my work schedule is capricious. So while it’s more annoying to be kept awake if I was anticipating getting up early, it’s still annoying if I don’t have to get up early.