My 90 gallon requires SO much less work than my 29. I would definitely recommend a 40-55 gallon starting tank, it will make the hobby much easier and fun for you. Getting a 10 gallon tank may ruin some of the fun for a beginner, because of all of the extra daily maintenance.
Also, having a tank next to my bed hasn't really helped with my sleep schedule. Even though the lights are off, I could spend hours every night watching it. if you have loud filters, you might want to consider getting ear-plugs.
90 Gallon Reef - 3 Blue-Green Chromis, 2 Ocellaris Clowns, 1 Kole Tang, 1 Midas Blenny, 1 Longnose Hawkfish, 1 Zebra Dartfish, 1 Algae Blenny, 1 Six-Line Wrasse
29 Biocube Reef - 1 Chalk Bass, 2 Black and White Clownfish, 1 Yellow Watchman Goby, 1 Fire Goby