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I Sleep With My Bedroom Door Closed

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    I have security issues I guess.

    I can't sleep unless my bedroom door is closed, closed WELL. Then I can't sleep with my back facing the door, even if the door is closed, so I used to sleep on my back, because it was the best position I felt safe in. For a very long time I couldn't sleep but on my back, but...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F Dec 2

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    Always. I find it incredibly weird

    when people sleep with their door open.
    sicgirl sicgirl 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    I'm afraid of sleeping with my bedroom door open

    because I feel like someone or something is going to walk by my room at night or watch me sleep
    LilVixenClaire LilVixenClaire 18-21, T Jun 29

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    I have no choice. If I leave the door open, I can hear my brother snoring from across the house
    0XxoOoxX0 0XxoOoxX0 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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    Am I the only one who feels way to exposed with

    the door open? No? Excellent. I get paranoid with my door open. I watch way too much paranormal shows or my own good. Sometimes I would feel as if some is standing their watching me *shivers*. Not cool at all. With my door closed I feel safe and content.
    Liv4Life Liv4Life 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 28

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    I just feel comfortable,

    secure and safe when my bedroom door is closed
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 1

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    Door Closed

    i can't leave my door open because i feel like someone is there watching me or a stranger could come in even though it's only my family that's inside my house. i never sleep on top of my sheets for that very same reason. 
    beltroyse beltroyse 22-25, F Sep 21, 2009

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    Privacy also you never know what kinds of

    thinks I can be cooking up in there seriously one time I made pancakes with a mini stove.
    kidfc kidfc 22-25, M Mar 17

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    It's my first line of defense

    before my enemies dare enter my quarters. Once they do then glorious battle will take place!! That and I'm a frequent sleep walker and need to keep myself in a confined space. Because I have left my house while sleep walking before.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Aug 30

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    I must have my door closed at all times.

    I just really love my privacy. Whether it's day or night, it has to be closed, especially at night, I can't sleep with my door open.
    DiamondInTheSkye DiamondInTheSkye 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    Soozkat Soozkat 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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    Am I Weird ?

    Since I was a kid I have always slept with my bedroom door shut....likewise my bedroom window.... It's hard to say, even in hot weather - hey, we DO occasionally get hot weather in the UK! - I have to; I get disturbed easily with sounds so I like complete silence.... Having...
    SamanthaTheStreetwalker SamanthaTheStreetwalker 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 5, 2013

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    Ummm who doesn't? Except

    for young children right😁
    Kasney Kasney 18-21, F Mar 27

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    Close The Door

    Even though it's just my man and I in this house, I feel the need to close the bedroom door when we go to sleep.  I can't and I won't sleep with the door open, it feels weird. I hate it when he leaves the door open and then gets angry because I tell him to close it.  He's...
    ImNotGood ImNotGood 31-35, F Jul 3, 2011

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    I just feel safer with it closed!

    I used to hate it closed; I felt like I had more access to my parents. But now, I feel like something could crawl or walk into my room. I also have a cat that could possibly walk or who knows do to me! Can anybody relate? 😕😐😶
    chelsealol1 chelsealol1 13-15, F Jun 30

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    I can't sleep in light,

    I can't sleep near people, I can't sleep with obnoxious noise. Therefore I close the door.
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 2 Responses May 1

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    I Can'T Stand It To Be Open...

    Maybe it's because I like my privacy, or I subconsciously feel safer with my door closed, but I can't stand it to be open, especially if I'm trying to sleep. I honestly don't remember the last time I tried to sleep with it open. Even if it's stuffy, I won't open it, unless I'm...
    animallover110293 animallover110293 18-21, F 1 Response May 19, 2013

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    I always have my bedroom door closed.

    People find it really annoying, but I want some privacy. I just don't feel comfortable with my door open.
    yesitisallfine yesitisallfine 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    I am used to sleep in just a shirt,

    sometimes even naked. So I don't want anybody to come in.
    snowy88 snowy88 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 7

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    Well I used to only do this

    because I played on my phone for hours before sleep. So my parents think I'm asleep. Before though, I would always creep myself out looking at the dark hallway, imagining someone staring right back at me. It makes me feel safer and protected, I guess.
    enchanthorizon enchanthorizon 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 19

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    It makes me anxious to have the door open at

    night, and then I can't sleep. So it has to be shut, my windows too!
    thatgirlkay thatgirlkay 22-25, F 3 Responses May 8

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    Always

    I can't sleep if my door is open. I feel vulnerable. I don't usually close it all the way, though. I push it shut without latching it. Plus, I can hear too much outside of my room if it is open. Between my family, the dogs, and other noises in the house, it disrupts me.
    FiveByFive303 FiveByFive303 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 20, 2011

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    I feel so exposed with my door open.

    Like what if a serial killer got into my house? Or an ever better thought, what if a ghost dragged me by the ankle across my bedroom and into the hallway? Ok I was kidding with the last part but I still feel slightly paranoid.
    Liv4Life Liv4Life 18-21, F May 11

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    I have always slept with my doors to my bedroom

    closed. I don't feel comfortable sleeping in an open room alone, or with my back towards the door if my door isn't locked. I haven't had any bad experiences it just makes me uncomfortable. Also I like to sleep less than fully dressed, and I would prefer the people I live with...
    DemonFeyLove DemonFeyLove 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    Well I'm 14, the age were you know

    that monsters aren't hiding under your bed or in your closet, but you still feel like something/someone is standing in the doorway listening to you sleeping and when you wake up your going to see someone running down your hall. What in trying to say, is I feel safe with the door...
    ILoveMyKiwiPuppy ILoveMyKiwiPuppy 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 18

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    I used to always sleep with it cracked open

    but now I sleep with the door closed and locked. It's not like I have to have it that way but I prefer it because it guarantees my total privacy.
    Darkanddesolate Darkanddesolate 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I have to. My bed is set up

    so that the light that would shine in from the door will hit my face directly. Plus I don't want people to walk by and look into my room. It's my room. My place of zen :P
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 2

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    My house is haunted so I sleep with my door

    closed to avoid it being moved all night or waking up to see a figure in the doorway.
    SianWendy SianWendy 16-17, F May 8

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    I prefer to remain hidden from the outside

    world however, whenever possible.
    ThatOtherGuy17 ThatOtherGuy17 16-17, M Feb 16

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    I am not sure why. I live alone

    and there is no one else in the house.I expect it makes me feel safe.
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M 1 Response Nov 15

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    Bananabonzana Bananabonzana 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 7

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    I'm always thinking someone

    or something is watching me when the door is left open. Even if it's just slightly cracked. It creeps me out and I can never sleep in peace so my door always has to remain closed!
    asimp000 asimp000 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    I always sleep with be bedroom doors closed.

    I have a double French door design. I used to sleep with my bedroom door open when I was younger and had small children. My kids are all older now and they do not need that attention. Besides I have male guests over from time to time and I do not want us to be disturbed...
    momlaidoff momlaidoff 36-40, F 1 Response May 7

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    Gleek305 Gleek305 13-15, F Feb 5

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    Not Just My Bedroom

    Any room I'm in the door has to be shut. I like to shut out the world and be on my own. My bedroom is my own space and I don't like anyone to be able to enter it or invade it by looking into the room
    AshtonMorgan AshtonMorgan 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 25, 2013

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    bendovergirl88 bendovergirl88 26-30, F Mar 7

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    MatildaBlack MatildaBlack 13-15, F Dec 7

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    miracle98 miracle98 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 28

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    Exit Light, Enter Night

    When I eventually get to bed for the night, I close my bedroom door. I cannot sleep when there is a noise or when there is a light shining. There is almost always someone who is walking down the passage. Either that (on a night I sleep early, which is not often), or my mother is...
    Floydess Floydess 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 13, 2011

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    Yeah, I'm not as big

    and brave as I like to think I am. I get spooked way too easily especially after watching the Paranormal Activity films. When I was a kid I read a book about monsters. The scariest one for me, was a monster that looked like a man, but snuck into homes and ate people. The...
    unluckE unluckE 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 26

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    A Reason

    I seep wiff my door cosed fo many weasons mostwe cause I do stuff to myself when I'm supposed to be seepin ;) but awso because i.........I'm stiw afwaid of the dawk a bit and becawse I wik privacy
    GayBigBabyBoy GayBigBabyBoy 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 23, 2013

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    Shut my door, locked with high tech security

    system, placed a cupboard there and made sure that I have my weapons near me. Then I feel really safe and private from sudden barge of an individual waking me up from sleep
    jace888 jace888 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 25

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    Tima98 Tima98 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    blueplasma blueplasma 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 14

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    Everyday and night, I like my privacy

    so I keep my door closed when I sleep. And of course for the fact that I live with several obnoxious people who don't care about their unnecessary loud noise when I'm sleeping.
    misternobrain misternobrain 22-25, M Jan 16

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    Hell I can text, skype, and hold down a conversation with my eyes closed too. The list of gifts just keeps giving I tell ya.
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    So love sleeping with children.
    NoNameTroll NoNameTroll 13-15, M 3 Responses Nov 29

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    Well actually it is a penguin lol. I was use to sleeping with someone for a year and now it is just weird not to have someone or something to hold on to
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