Why Do Some People Sleep With Their Doors Closed At Night?
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?'
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.
Thanks for your answer. Where do you live?
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.
I see. There are natural things to keep bugs away, but closing your door at night when you rent is a good idea.
I have discovered a few but I am still searching for others. I have seen practically every bug on the list.
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.
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.
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.
That's a good thing they taught at school. The bedroom door is one more barrier to keep noise and light out.
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.
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.
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.
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 ;-)
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.
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
First, for security.
Second, so I can sleep better without hearing any noise
Third, I want some privacy
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.
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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