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I Sleep With My Bedroom Door Closed

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    Clastrophilic

    I basically like inclosed spaces and oppen perspective makes me somewhat uncomfortable. On top of this, there is light in the corridor... and the draft!
    Drzewowit Drzewowit 36-40, M Jun 1, 2012

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    Im Sleepy

    Goodnight. .......................................
    Blkbaabydoll Blkbaabydoll 18-21, F Sep 9, 2013

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    bendovergirl88 bendovergirl88 22-25, F Mar 7

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    It Is About Energy

    I live alone in a one bedroom apartment. I have a window unit for air-conditioning. I have an infer red space heater. It only makes sense to use these two units when my bedroom is shut.
    kcthinker kcthinker 41-45, M Oct 19, 2010

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    Privacy And Safety

    I have to since I live in a dorm except on breaks. At home, I usually slept with it closed for privacy , although I sometimes left it cracked for my cat.. However, whenever I go home for a break I tend to camp out in the living room and sleep on Dad's recliner or the sofa. That's...
    vickis vickis 18-21 Dec 3, 2011

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    Always.

    I have to have my door closed and locked otherwise I get extremely paranoid and anxious. I also need a night light, or I'll have panic attacks. ;(
    TalarSkye TalarSkye 18-21, F Oct 22, 2013

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 21, 2009

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    The

    Worst pain is feeling second best to another guy when you love someone....
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 22, 2012

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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.
    dearlovecc dearlovecc 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Wait...So You're Saying It's Not Normal??

    I always thought it is normal to keep the door closed, locked even now that I'm grown up.Not that I'm keeping a fugitive or a skeleton in the room, I still feel more private and safer even with the door closed. It's less noisy too.Even when I was a kid,my parents would shut the...
    ellen183 ellen183 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2013

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    Tima98 Tima98 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    I like to have my door closed

    before I go to bed but my cat knows how to open the door and she comes in my room in the middle of the night and wakes me up!
    saramariani saramariani 13-15, F Jan 17

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    I close my bedroom door

    because I play a lot of horror games and watch other people play horror games and **** myself about almost every time(not really but I do scream really loud and then that loudness makes me scared again xD so it's like a double scream). Therefore the bedroom door must remain...
    Shadoevines Shadoevines 13-15, F Feb 20

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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
    jaxianrhyder jaxianrhyder 18-21, T 1 Response Sep 23, 2013

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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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    Idk why but my door has to be closed

    when I'm sleeping or I can't fall asleep! I guess I just feel safer...lol
    SweetLuvvv SweetLuvvv 16-17, F Jan 5

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    I Do

    The only time I sleep with my door open is when my cat is in my room, so he can get out, without wakeing me or my boyfriend up in the morning. I much rather sleep with my door shut, that way, no one can bother me, or wake me up by making noise in the morning. I hate that so much...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 23, 2009

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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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    Gleek305 Gleek305 13-15, F Feb 5

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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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    Sleep With My Bedroom Door Locked

    and i make sure it is locked i hate anyone watch me asleep and i just feel more safe
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 27, 2012

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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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    Always Do

    I feel safer sleeping with the door closed. The stairs can be seen from my bed and at night it just feels creepy to not be able to see what could be around the dark corner. There's never anything but still.
    purplespace purplespace 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2013

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    It freaks me out when a door is cracked open

    and I can see the darkness that lies behind it...
    khokho204 khokho204 16-17, F Dec 8, 2013

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    I Try To Lock It, Well, I Lock One Door, If I Can.

    I have a lot of doors to my room, long story, but most have locks on them. I not only lock, if I can, but I put up boards, flat wooden boards in front of the door, but I make sure to remove them when anyone is coming to avoid questions. A few times, the boards have fallen and...
    stigmafree stigmafree 31-35 Apr 3, 2010

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    Ummm who doesn't? Except

    for young children right😁
    Kasney Kasney 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Housemates

    I share a house with two people who are not related to me.  My door stays shut most of the time, just on principle.  That includes times I'm especially vulnerable, like sleeping.I know they would not harm me...but I just feel more comfortable with the door shut.
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F Oct 8, 2011

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    Yeah so if any aliens from forth kind

    or satan tries to walk in, I will hear them. Lol
    TazmainianDevil TazmainianDevil 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 18

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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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    Always Have

    I think when I was a very young child it was left open a tiny bit. It's definitely always been closed since I was about eight though.Now I always sleep with my bedroom door closed; but unfortunately I'm not in there.. I'm in my living room sleeping on the tiny couch. >_>~Hobo
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M 1 Response May 15, 2012

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    Bananabonzana Bananabonzana 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 7

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    Always. I find it incredibly weird

    when people sleep with their door open.
    sicgirl sicgirl 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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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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    It Has To Be Closed

    All of my life, I have always slept with the door closed. For me I think it has to be closed for several reasons. 1. To trap in the air conditioning, it seems like the room is cooler if the door is kept closed. 2. Security issues, if someone broke in the house and were going...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 6, 2012

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    I Have To

    I don't trust anyone. I'm a very light sleeper. I always hear the door opening or a knob turning. Most of the time, I can't sleep with with other people around.
    Sinaname Sinaname 26-30 1 Response Jan 24, 2013

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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 3 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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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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    EnglandsPiratePrincess EnglandsPiratePrincess 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    blueplasma blueplasma 13-15, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    If I Don'T Then

    I feel like someone is going to come in without me realizing it. If its closed ill hear them and wake up!
    WhateverHappens5715 WhateverHappens5715 16-17, F Aug 8, 2013

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    Darkness

    I used to sleep with my bedroom door open because i was scared of the dark, this was when i was very young. But now the fear has gone away and i like how the mind creates things in the darkness, whatever those things might be. Well i hope i'm not the only one that sometimes...
    BloodyGuy BloodyGuy 18-21, M 4 Responses Dec 20, 2009

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    miracle98 miracle98 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 28

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    I prefer to remain hidden from the outside

    world however, whenever possible.
    ThatOtherGuy16 ThatOtherGuy16 16-17, M Feb 16

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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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    I sleep with just at tshirt. I love how the sheets feel on my bare legs!
    lovinglife86 lovinglife86 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    my whole life I thought it was normal for girls not to sleep with pants on kind of like a dress it also feels better
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    I can only sleep with a fan on. Yes it's been this way for 22 years and counting.
    AmericanPie91 AmericanPie91 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    discoveringisabel discoveringisabel 13-15, F Apr 3

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    ShesAVeryKinkyGirl ShesAVeryKinkyGirl 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I sleep with a very large pile of them.
    AdelaideHayashi AdelaideHayashi 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I'm a little girl so I sleep with my sock monkey :) I love it so much and he makes me happy when I'm sad
    slutbunny126 slutbunny126 16-17, F 3 days ago