I have had middle-of-the-night imsomnia since I was 22. It doesn't particularly bother me, and most nights I get up, make some hot milk, read for a while and go back to bed.
It's the hot milk part that makes my husband crazy. The microwave beeps loudly enough he can hear it, and it wakes him up. (If I use a pan on the stove, half the time I burn the milk (I'm just not that together at 2 AM) and then it has to be scrubbed out.)
The current microwave finally keeled over and died and I'm looking for a SILENT microwave and I can't even find out from the product reviews if they beep. Does anyone out there have a microwave that doesn't yell "I'm done, I'm done!" at you? It would be nice if it had silent buttons too. I can't stand microwaves where every single button has its special sound.