Powercuts are noisy. All the beeping of monitors, the burglar alarm, consumer items woke us up at 2am. We wandered round the house, trying to turn things off, called the alarm people so it wouldn't wake small child. Talked a bit. Went back to bed. Went back to sleep. 3am - things turning back on make even *more* noise - the whirr and beep of all the computers, kitchen stuff, the boiler firing up.
I feel like we have a baby - up in the middle of the night, feel crap in the morning.