I Sleep With My Bedroom Door Closed

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    open doors make me nervous.

    .. not just when i sleep but i always need doors closed.. doesnt matter if a window is wide open, and its not a phobia.. its just a gnawing inconvenience when i know the door is open
    StrawberrryMilk StrawberrryMilk
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Dec 14, 2015

    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...
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    2 Responses Nov 18, 2014

    uh... kids they do to my my brother never does.

    .. he gonna die first... gonna shoot that guy right in the lover before he opens that side door
    dailyracingdadboy dailyracingdadboy
    26-30, M
    Feb 24, 2016
    bandit5320 bandit5320
    31-35, M
    Jun 21, 2015

    the dogs are my alarm system.

    those ankle bitters bark at any out of the ordinary noises or activity. Then my bedroom door is my secondary alarm system. it let's me know if the intruder is in the back of the house. if they open that door my Mossberg maverick 88 with my surefire attached will greet them 8...
    shadewolf7 shadewolf7
    22-25, M
    1 Response Sep 11, 2015

    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
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Apr 5, 2013

    It's another safety thing.

    It makes me feel safe and secure.
    16-17, T
    1 Response Dec 12, 2015

    Is it the same with other people?

    I sleep with my door closed most of the time, probably because i go to bed two hours before my older brother does and he can get pretty annoying and loud. Also, privacy is nice, and it keeps the hallway light out of the room.
    Itzlittleleo Itzlittleleo
    13-15, M
    2 Responses Feb 24, 2016

    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
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 2, 2014

    I always freak out when I go to bed.

    I shut my door, prepare my wall of pillows (which gives me security) and my blanket. I turn on my butterfly, (bed lamp) and put on my headphones. I hate it when I hear a cracking noise or when something reflects on my walls. SCARY!! I dont even look at my door!!! The thought...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive
    22-25, F
    10 Responses Jan 18, 2016

    I always keep it closed

    or I will feel like someone's watching me while I'm sleep.
    yrnjojo yrnjojo
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 14, 2015

    I live alone and still I shut my bedroom door.

    If it's open I can't sleep. How odd! Right?
    deleted deleted
    14 Responses Apr 11, 2015

    Yeah, I like to. It just makes it more.

    .. I don't know, bedroom like, in my opinion.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 23, 2015

    You guys I think I have a phobia from this.

    TheLadyYves TheLadyYves
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 19, 2016

    I keep my door closed

    because it feels right. If I keep it open, it feels like someone is watching.
    rahatKD rahatKD
    18-21, M
    Dec 13, 2015

    feels like someones standing in my door way

    watching me sleep so it stays closed
    Aeril Aeril
    18-21, F
    Nov 21, 2015
    TheCroissant TheCroissant
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Dec 14, 2015

    It has to be dead dark

    for me to sleep. Light keeps me awake.
    notquiteenoughyet notquiteenoughyet
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 17, 2015
    dannie199718 dannie199718
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 13, 2015

    I can't think of any reason NOT to sleep with

    my door closed - anyone have a different opinion?
    lovehonestly lovehonestly
    36-40, F
    7 Responses Oct 1, 2015

    Can't stand it if it's open

    and if light is coming through
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 19, 2015
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    2 Responses Jan 18, 2016

    I feel so exposed with my bedroom door open

    whether I live with others or alone. I can't help it even if I'm not sleeping alone.
    MadlynBeau MadlynBeau
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Nov 20, 2015

    I always lock my door

    but I leave the window open since I'm not on the first floor...makes no sense, I know.
    Ordinarylady Ordinarylady
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 14, 2015
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    1 Response Aug 9, 2015

    When I was little I never slept with my door

    closed. Then one summer me and a couple of my cousins spent a couple of weeks at my grandparents house. I shared a room with my cousin who couldn't sleep with the door open or any light in the room. She knew that I was afraid of the dark so the first night we kept the closet...
    tinkbell1 tinkbell1
    18-21, F
    Feb 24, 2016

    I like to hear when people walk in

    and I feel like if my door was open someone would be staring at me.
    Shadowslivin Shadowslivin
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 14, 2015

    I can just imagine Michael Myers standing

    outside my door with a big *** knife . Yep. Door definitely gets closed.
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    8 Responses Dec 13, 2015

    I always close and lock my door

    before I sleep. My kids know my rules, and they too will lock the door as they enter. I have a few reasons behind it.(1) The first is the fact that I am a home nudisst, my kids often sleep in the same room as me. I don't want my mom and dad or relatives suddenly come over to my...
    TheBlowersDaughter TheBlowersDaughter
    41-45, F
    1 Response Dec 13, 2015

    I keep my door close

    because I had a dream that something cane into my room during the middle of the night and started tickling me. I don’t know what it was, but it was really tall and thin and had no arms. I couldn’t scream for help or laugh, I was just stuck to endure the sensation, and it...
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    1 Response Feb 29, 2016

    If I don't have the door closed my cats come

    into the bedroom, jump on the bed, walk on me & wrestle on top of me. You try sleeping like that!
    MeghanL MeghanL
    26-30, F
    4 Responses May 21, 2015

    Closed and locked I feel safer

    and it doesn't feel like someone is watching me
    brenda4696 brenda4696
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 12, 2015

    Even though I live alone.

    Its quieter and darker that way. I can't hear my refrigerator or the noises from the street as much with the door closed.
    Mossonarock Mossonarock
    46-50, M
    Feb 25, 2016

    I always keep my door closed,

    because my dog keeps bringing in trash whenever I leave it open. Plus I am a private person in real life, so I keep it closed.
    LanelJaento LanelJaento
    16-17, T
    1 Response Dec 13, 2015

    Personally, someone watching me sleep is

    completely ******* creepy. No thanks.
    greatgost greatgost
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 1, 2016
    Aphrodite1195 Aphrodite1195
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 19, 2015

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    silencesss silencesss
    46-50, F
    1 Response Dec 13, 2015

    Most of the time I do.

    When it is a normal night I mostly close my door before I go to sleep. The only time I keep my door open is I just woke up out of sleep paralysis or a nightmare. I feel a lot safer if my dog has access into my room. If he sleeps in my room with me then I don't have sleep...
    moose73630 moose73630
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jan 26, 2016

    Idk y but i do , i guess its more relaxing .

    It keeps people from coming in your room and keeps the cold air out . plus it really mutuals the souds that people r making :)
    Oceans21 Oceans21
    16-17, M
    Dec 13, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 19, 2013

    The scary things in the dark house can't get me

    if my magical door is closed. :D
    idontgetthislifething2 idontgetthislifething2
    16-17, F
    5 Responses Jul 18, 2015

    I sleep with all door close bc I just feel

    someone or something watching me
    hierro97 hierro97
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Oct 8, 2015

    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.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jun 28, 2014

    I always close it because I imagine someone

    will come and kill me (yeah Ik it's childish and stupid)
    NemoWasHere NemoWasHere
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Dec 14, 2015

    With kids I usually keep my door closed

    or cracked just in case they need me
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    3 Responses Dec 29, 2015
    ScissorhandsFingeredMe ScissorhandsFingeredMe
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 1, 2016

    It needs to be closed

    and unlocked. If it's open, I feel too vulnerable to fall asleep. If it's locked, I am too worried I will sleep through a fire (I can sleep through someone banging on my door) and die of smoke inhalation.
    SapphicMinion SapphicMinion
    4 Responses Jun 15, 2015
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