15 Heavy Sleepers Describe the Wild Events They Snoozed Right Through

I used to be a heavy sleeper, before I had kids. After years of sleeping next to a baby monitor, every last subconscious nerve on alert, not so much anymore.

There are people who sleep so deep it would take a Mack truck driving through the house to wake them up…though if these 15 people are any indication, that might not even do the trick.

15. Next time she’ll just leave him there.

I once slept through a tornado that happened about mile from my hotel.

My girlfriend woke me up at about 2am saying how scared she was of the storm and that the power went out and she was worried.

I told her while half awake to “leave me alone I’ll deal with it in the morning” and that “it’s just thunder I don’t know why you are freaking out” she was fuming at me when I woke up the next morning and found out that a tornado destroyed a high school not to far away.

14. That cannot be safe.

I have slept through our fire alarm numerous times and a tree falling into our house.

13. Kids, right?

That I slept so hard that my friends thought I was dead, they just kept shaking my nonresponsive body.

Why they did nothing about it is beyond me lol.

12. This is intense.

Not me, but a friend. He fell took a nap in his seat at a rock concert.

He first dozed off while Him was playing and slept all the way through Taking Back Sunday.

He was stone cold sober, just tired apparently.

11. He needed a serious reboot.

I missed a whole-ass Saturday once in high school. I just got back from a band field trip where I didn’t sleep much for 4 or 5 days and I got home from the airport at about 3a.m. on Friday and I passed out.

I woke up and saw my clock said 6 I looked out the window and I thought that the sun was coming up so I went back to sleep, I woke up a few hours later at 8 and it was dark outside, I was confused cuz it should be bright at 8 am. I came out and my mom was making breakfast for dinner, which also confused me, and she asked if I was ready for school tomorrow.

I was like, “no it’s Sunday tomorrow.” As it turns out I slept 36 hours straight through Saturday and woke up Sunday night thinking it was Saturday morning, it is still my record for most hours slept.

10. The firemen must have been confused.

Visiting an aunt when I was younger. I was taking a quick nap on her couch. While I was asleep a power line went down across her front yard. Literally 30 ft outside the window I was sleeping next to.

Multiple fire trucks. Fire men coming through the house to make sure everything was ok inside. Sirens alarms fire hoses, the works. I woke up after everything was over. Confused why the carpet was dirty and the yard burnt up.

9. This should be a scene in a movie.

Growing up we had an indoor cat. Occasionally we would let him out in the summer but usually not for too long. One day we forgot him outside. Around 2am he was crying at the door to be let in. My brother and parents heard it but were mostly still asleep. Soon another cat showed up and the two started fighting on our door step. If you were not aware, cats get very loud when they fight.

My brother , who was in high school at the time, jumped out of bed shouting “it’s kitty!”. Our cat’s name was kitty. My brother ran out to help kitty followed by my parents. When my brother opened the door, kitty jumped inside but my brother did not notice.

The other cat started to run away. The other cat looked very similar to kitty. So at 2am my brother was running down the street in his boxes chasing the neighbors cat while yelling “kitty, come back”. My parents were chasing my brother while yelling “that’s not kitty”.

I slept through the whole thing.

8. Perfect sleeping weather, if you ask me.

Boyfriend slept through thunder so loud it set off several car alarms in the parking garage right outside the window

7. I would never sleep again.

Someone opening my front door, walking in, taking all my shit and leaving without a hitch.

It really sucked, but at least he took my school bag as well so I had a great excuse to not have my homework done the next day.

6. Since she had two other kids, I’m not surprised.

When I was pregnant with my 3rd baby, I woke up at midnight to the popping sound of my water breaking. I got up and went to the bathroom and confirmed that my water had in fact broken. Got a towel and went back to bed.

Woke up at 5:30 in the morning with some big contractions and figured I better get to the hospital. Went to the hospital dilated to 9 and baby was born 20 minutes later. So labor. I slept through my labor and transition.

Highly recommended.

5. Those are some good drugs.

I fell asleep in my dorm room while in college. I lived alone. They had a fire drill at like 3AM. The fire fighters came, opened each room and checked on us. The fire alarm did not wake me up. They tried to shake me awake. Nothing.

So they called an ambulance. Do those guys got a stretcher, loaded me up onto it and started taking me down three flights of stairs. Once we were on the fourth flight of steps I woke up and tried to jump off the stretcher. Because….well I thought I was being kidnapped.

The ambulance guys still tried to get me to go to the hospital because they thought I was on drugs because I did not wake up. The truth of the matter is, that is just the way I sleep.

I have 5 different alarm clocks set to wake me up but sometimes I still do not hear them while asleep. None of my doctors know what to do about it other than tell me to buy more alarm clocks. This affects my jobs badly. I hate it.

4. It’s all about what you’re used to.

A 6.8 mag. Earthquake while I was living near the bay area where it hit…

Everyone else woke up because of the heavy rumbling but I staying asleep, meanwhile I would wake up to someone walking in the hallway in the morning with my door shut…

3. That’s a lot of chaos.

I woke up and saw caution tape on my lawn between my house and the neighbor’s.

Went outside and then saw a couple officers.

Turned out someone was shot in my yard.

I didn’t hear the shooting, the investigation, the arrest, or the cleanup of the scene after.

The kid that got shot lived. Turned out my neighbor’s teenage son got into an argument with a friend and shot them.

2. They had better things to do than wake him up.

I once slept through the process of my grandmother calling 911 for my grandfather, the ambulance coming to our house with sirens blaring, the process of getting him loaded into the ambulance and leaving.

I woke up the next morning like “Where did gramps go?” I didn’t even know why he had to be taken to the hospital. I think it was a broken hip.

1. Kevin McAllister?

I slept thought two days and nobody noticed.

Missed Thanksgiving.

I was 9 at the time.

This just blows my mind!

If you’re a heavy sleeper, please share your similar stories with us in the comments!

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