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Why Do Some People Sleep With Their Doors Closed At Night?

  1. Lady Guinevere profile image61
    Lady Guinevereposted 3 years ago

    Why Do Some People Sleep With Their Doors Closed At Night?

  2. somethgblue profile image86
    somethgblueposted 3 years ago

    Perhaps you need to be a little more specific, if you're talking about front and back doors to your house the answer would be obvious. If you're talking about your bedroom door, then I have would have to say that closing it would imply that you do not want to be disturbed.

    Perhaps the question could be 'Why do some people sleep walk through life with their mental doors closed at all times?'

    1. Lady Guinevere profile image61
      Lady Guinevereposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, the bedroom doors is what I am talking about.

  3. The Examiner-1 profile image74
    The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago

    I sleep with my bedroom door closed because many insects infest this house, and when I sleep I close my bedroom door and cover the space at the bottom to try and keep them out. Besides, I try to keep the room as warm as possible.

    1. Lady Guinevere profile image61
      Lady Guinevereposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your answer.  Where do you live?

    2. The Examiner-1 profile image74
      The Examiner-1posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I live in a rented house in GA where the bugs come in because it rains a lot or is too hot/humid for them. Plus I do not use chemical insecticides - for my safety.

    3. Lady Guinevere profile image61
      Lady Guinevereposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I see.  There are natural things to keep bugs away, but closing your door at night when you rent is a good idea.

    4. The Examiner-1 profile image74
      The Examiner-1posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I have discovered a few but I am still searching for others. I have seen practically every bug on the list.

  4. suzettenaples profile image90
    suzettenaplesposted 3 years ago

    Since I keep my bedroom door open, I don't know why other than to speculate:

    ~ they want privacy and do not want to be disturbed, especially if there are children in the house.

    ~ to security reasons.  If someone breaks in they have more time to call police or exit through a window

    ~ to keep the room warmer or cooler

    ~ it is quieter - they don't hear the 'noises' of the house ie. ticking ior chimeing clocks, the dog, the cat, light turning off automatically, the refrigerator hum etc.

    I leave my door open because I want to be able to get to the bathroom which is in the hall in a hurry if I have to.  LOL!  I also like to fall asleep with a light on below me in the living room.  I want to be able to exit the house quickly in case of fire or some other emergency.

    1. Lady Guinevere profile image61
      Lady Guinevereposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for that thorough answer.  I too have to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night.

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    temptor94posted 3 years ago

    People who sleep with their bedroom door closed would usually do so if they feel unsafe in any way. Especially if you are not sleeping at your own home, a locked door always gives that feeling of safety.
    Sometimes, people may also close their bedroom door to block out noise, say if family members are watching TV in the drawing room.
    Doors may also be closed out of general habit, mainly when a husband and wife want some privacy, and there are children or other family members staying in the same house.

    1. Lady Guinevere profile image61
      Lady Guinevereposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank for your answer.

  6. Snøwman profile image61
    Snøwmanposted 3 years ago

    In elementary school I was taught to keep the door closed so if my house is ever on fire it just stops at the door and doesn't go into my room as quickly.

    I also keep the door closed so it blocks out light and noise from outside my room.

    1. profile image0
      temptor94posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That's a good thing they taught at school. The bedroom door is one more barrier to keep noise and light out.

    2. Penny G profile image71
      Penny Gposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      We learned this on a field trip to the Fire Station. We also learned to feel the door before opening it. If its abnormally hot, don't open it. Go to a window if there is one, yell for help.

    3. Lady Guinevere profile image61
      Lady Guinevereposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That wouldn't work for us though, but that sounds like a good idea.  We have bi-fold doors and my cats and dog know how to open them.

  7. profile image61
    DJ Andersonposted 3 years ago

    I know we started closing our bedroom door when the children got old enough to "walk in on us".  Now days, we adjust the door opening to the season for air circulation, or some evenings for noise control.  After dinner,
    my husband has a habit of going to his favorite recliner, turning the TV on with sound blaring, and promptly falls asleep.  I go into our bedroom to watch TV and close the door so I do not hear his TV.
    DJ.

    1. Lady Guinevere profile image61
      Lady Guinevereposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      We did that too but that didn't stop them from walking in on us.

  8. Ericdierker profile image53
    Ericdierkerposted 3 years ago

    Temperature creates a tradition. Many only heat or cool their bedrooms at night going back a long way in time. In many hot climates it is the only room that is air conditioned and in many cold the only room with night heat above very cold. More Americans should adopt this energy efficient method. Me - I never close a door in the house if I am in that room.
    Now married couples should often close and lock their door with children or guests in the house ;-)

    1. Lady Guinevere profile image61
      Lady Guinevereposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I leave my door open. My dog and cats know how to open the bi-fold doors.  I also do it in case of fire or smoke.  It's easy to get out of the house that way.

  9. LeonJane profile image87
    LeonJaneposted 3 years ago

    We sleep with the door closed to our bedroom mostly to prevent outside noises waking us up. For the same reason we sleep with our bedroom windows closed.

    Now after our house was broken into while we were sleeping we make sure our bedroom door is locked while we are sleeping.

    1. Lady Guinevere profile image61
      Lady Guinevereposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Oh wow.  That is awful.

  10. Cheeky Kid profile image97
    Cheeky Kidposted 3 years ago

    Well I do that and I just feel safe with the door close. And yeah, doors are meant to be closed. What's the point if it was just hanging there all open. ;D

  11. JosephDickens profile image61
    JosephDickensposted 3 years ago

    First, for security.
    Second, so I can sleep better without hearing any noise
    Third, I want some privacy smile

    1. Lady Guinevere profile image61
      Lady Guinevereposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Gotcha on that.

  12. Necessity profile image59
    Necessityposted 3 years ago

    We sleep with our bedroom door closed to keep the cats out.  We also have a motion sensor light on the stairs which the cats will set off going up and down and that shines directly into our room when the door is open.
    If it were not for the cats or the light then we would not close the door.
    I think people with children close the bedroom door for obvious reasons.
    My parents do not sleep with their bedroom door closed unless they have company.

    1. Lady Guinevere profile image61
      Lady Guinevereposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks.  My parent's slept with their door closed.  I did too when my kids were growing up but that didn't stop them from walking in on us.

  13. Penny G profile image71
    Penny Gposted 3 years ago

    Actually the fire department recommends this, so if there is a fire outside of your room you will have a chance to get out and not be overcome be the smoke as quickly.

 
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