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If you get up in the middle of the night do you turn lights on or pad around in

  1. moonfairy profile image78
    moonfairyposted 5 years ago

    If you get up in the middle of the night do you turn lights on or pad around in the darkness?

  2. internpete profile image90
    internpeteposted 5 years ago

    Walk around in the darkness for two reasons:

    First, my eyes are already adjusted to darkness, so as long as there is a little bit of light (from the moon or a night light) I can see just fine.

    Second, turning on lights makes me wake up more, which makes it harder to go back to sleep. Thus, in the morning, I try to let lots of sunshine in. But during the night I try to keep lights dim or off to help me get to sleep and stay asleep.

  3. innerspin profile image91
    innerspinposted 5 years ago

    Well, we always have a low light on because I don't see well in the dark. Putting the lights on would be disruptive for my hubby so it's a compromise, as are a lot of things in marriage. It works okay for us both.

  4. lburmaster profile image84
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    Walk in the darkness. I have my entire home mapped out in my mind. Four steps, shuffled of course, to the end of the bed. Three to the right, five to the left and I'm in the hallway.

    1. moonfairy profile image78
      moonfairyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I walk in the darkness as well. The only thing that throws me off is our golden retriever. I never know where he is so I have to be careful! I went to stepover him one night and he stood up, which threw me into the wall..broke my hand!!

    2. lburmaster profile image84
      lburmasterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ouch! I hope your hand recovered well... My cats do the same thing. They are both dark and blend in with the rugs in the hallways. Animals, the bane of our stumbles in the dark.

  5. onegoodwoman profile image77
    onegoodwomanposted 5 years ago

    Make use of a nite lite, near the coffee pot and the bathroom.............

    the only 2 usual reasons, that I would get up during the night.

  6. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    Usually I make my way in the dark.  Last night for some reason I turned the light on in the bathroom and saw something very strange in the hall.  Thought it was a mouse but it moved really in a strange way--and I realized it was flying low, back and forth.  It was a bat. Woke up my husband and we tried getting it out of the house. It flew downstairs and now we can't find it.

    So from now on, I will always turn the lights on.  Hope the bat got out!!

    1. moonfairy profile image78
      moonfairyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I usually pad around in the dark but if I found a bat in my house I would definetely turn the lights on...that would creep me out!!!

  7. edhan profile image61
    edhanposted 5 years ago

    In my house, there is some form of lighting where I can see when I wake up in the night for the toilet.

    The moonlight is always lit brightly unless on the day there is no moonlight I will still able to rely on the lighting in my house.

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    Larry Wallposted 5 years ago

    We have a nightlight in the bathroom that illuminates the area around the door. For the trip back to bed, my 35 year old LED digital clock guides the way.Yes, it is at least 35 years old. It was a give for my Dad and I got it after he died. He died a couple of years before I met my wife and we were married a year later, so I can verify that it is 35 years old.

    Rest of the house is equipped with nightlights.

    1. moonfairy profile image78
      moonfairyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      35 years????? wow!

  9. Lyn Diano profile image38
    Lyn Dianoposted 5 years ago

    Turn on the lights! @____@ No questions ask. @____@

  10. KateWest profile image75
    KateWestposted 5 years ago

    Since I have roommates, I stay in the dark. I just take the stairs really slowly (also use the downstairs bathroom so as not to disturb anyone. I seem to remember staying in the dark when I was living alone as well. Never understood that "falling in the toilet" complaint. Close the door and turn on the light so you can see what you're doing!

  11. ptosis profile image73
    ptosisposted 5 years ago

    Don't need to turn on the light - enough lights around the apartment complex and street lamps. so much so I can't see the stars at night.