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I Sleep With My Bedroom Door Closed

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    I always have slept with my bedroom door closed.

    Always feels more peaceful with my door closed and in winter I have the door closed to help keep the heat in after I switch the heat off before I go to bed.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 3 Responses Jun 15

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    It's because if I don't,

    my cat will come in and tear down my curtains.
    leggyshay leggyshay 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    I live alone and still I shut my bedroom door.

    If it's open I can't sleep. How odd! Right?
    justsuzy justsuzy 56-60, F 12 Responses Apr 11

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    My grandma shakes her head

    and thinks something is wrong with me. I absolute cannot have my door open, even through the day....
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 14

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

    if my magical door is closed. :D
    idontgetthislifething2 idontgetthislifething2 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 18

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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 1 Response Dec 2, 2014

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    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 Jul 29

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    That way I know what goes on around me.

    You have to twist the knob and force the door hopefully generating enough noise to wake me. The closed door makes me safe and secure.
    SoullessEyes SoullessEyes 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    deleted deleted 26-30 May 21

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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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    I literally cannot sleep with it open.

    I become very uncomfortable and the feeling of being watched never leaves. Its one of the worst feelings. Sometimes I have to beg my boyfriend to shut his bedroom door when I stay over. You just never know what's out there.
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 1 Response May 23

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    It's scary when it's open.

    .. And my closet door stays open which I'm rethinking...
    MsAnnieMack MsAnnieMack 46-50, F 14 Responses Aug 1

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    Oh my gosh I have a big fear of something

    busting in my room at night. I have to sleep with my door closed and usually try to face the door as I am sleeping.
    mckennars mckennars 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 14

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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 3 Responses Jun 28, 2014

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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, 2014

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    pag089 pag089 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 10

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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, 2014

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    Why is it that whenever I sleep I feel

    as if someone will just break through my door and just murder me
    Kingdoubler Kingdoubler 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 14

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    It's always safest to sleep with your bedroom

    door closed. In case of fire it helps block fire and smoke and a break-in gives you the ability to lock it and wait for the police.
    TheRisingPhoenix54 TheRisingPhoenix54 61-65, M 1 Response Aug 7

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    I can't sleep if there's light coming into our

    bedroom from either outside or from the hallway.
    MrsRusty MrsRusty 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    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

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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 used to until I woke up with my little boy

    inches from my face staring at me. Now I keep it shut so I can hear when he opens the door.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 5

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    ScarlettRoss ScarlettRoss 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I only do this because I need to sleep in

    both darkness and silence. It is however never locked.
    AlbertTesla AlbertTesla 22-25 2 Responses Jul 29

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    i remember when i was really young,

    i always had bad dreams about scary stuff coming out of the closet......?? So now i make sure my door is always shut
    jontony jontony 18-21, M Jun 14

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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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    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 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 15

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    When I was younger I would never sleep with my

    door shut but now I do. Otherwise I can't sleep
    maddieharvelle maddieharvelle 13-15, F Jun 14

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I prefer to remain hidden from the outside

    world however, whenever possible.
    ThatOtherGuy17 ThatOtherGuy17 18-21, M Feb 16, 2014

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    locked too..probably

    because there are times where, i wanna sleep naked..
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 3 Responses Mar 26

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    I always keep it closed

    or I will feel like someone's watching me while I'm sleep.
    yrnjojo yrnjojo 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 14

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    Soozkat Soozkat 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 30, 2014

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    medicinedreams medicinedreams 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    I sleep with it closed

    because I'm a light sleeper. Noise and movement wakes me up. so to drown out noise and block lights from other parts of the house I close my door. I don't mind if it's locked or unlock really, even though I do prefer for it to be locked.
    bretneyc bretneyc 26-30, F Jun 15

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    Can't stand it if it's open

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

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    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 6 Responses May 21

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    ...no I don't! You never know

    who might want to come in...
    Hoffferch Hoffferch 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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    This may sound weird

    but I've though of this since I was a kid, if I slept with the door closed then demons won't get me.
    izzylark izzylark 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 29

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    bandit5320 bandit5320 31-35, M Jun 21

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    miracle98 miracle98 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 28, 2014

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    It is a manner that girls

    and women must consider very seriously.
    hiddentears hiddentears 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 12

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