Screaming Babies -- The Real Reason Dad Doesn't Hear Them

Cynthia Dermody
daddy sleeping with baby

Photo by Rezin

He's telling the truth! A crying baby isn't even in the Top 10 most sleep-disturbing sounds for men, according to Motherlode in the New York Times Magazine.

The British company Mindlab did a study and ranked the sounds most likely to wake a woman and a man -- regardless if they have children or not.

The most wakeful sound for a woman? You guessed it. WHAAAAAAAH! How could anyone sleep through that?

Here are the Top 5 sounds most likely to wake men and women:


  1. Car alarm
  2. Howling wind
  3. Buzzing fly
  4. Snoring
  5. Noise from drains


  1. Baby crying
  2. Dripping tap
  3. Rowdiness outside
  4. Snoring
  5. Buzzing fly

Click the Motherlode article to see the rest of the Top 10 Most Sleep Disturbing Sounds for Men and Women.

Are these among you and your SO's most disturbing sounds while sleeping?


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