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I Sleep With My Bedroom Door Closed

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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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    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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    Gleek305 Gleek305 16-17, F Feb 5, 2014

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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, 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 13 Responses Apr 11

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    When i sleep,(which is rare) i always have the

    door closed. It blocks out sound and somehow feels secure. Im also a guy who keeps a sword handy by my bed so i can always be ready for action, even right when i wake up. Security
    ForeverJashinist ForeverJashinist 18-21, M Apr 3

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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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    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 3 Responses Jun 28, 2014

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

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    I sleep with my bedroom door closed

    and locked. Whenever I'm in my room, my door always has to be locked or it feels like I don't have complete privacy, or someone is going to randomly come on, or someone is going to come in and kill me.
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F Apr 12

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    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 1 hr ago

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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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    But I can't today the workers put the wrong

    door to my room so now I can't lock it and it opens with the littlest push :( I don't like this
    brenda4696 brenda4696 18-21, F 8 Responses Apr 19

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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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    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, 2014

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    S4iNT S4iNT 13-15, M 4 Responses Apr 10

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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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    In an apt by myself. It's strange

    but I feel vulnerable in a way. My mind tends to be too imaginative at night. The boogeyman only exists when I wake up at 2 am for no reason!
    poodahpop poodahpop 22-25, T 2 Responses Mar 31

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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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    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 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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    I can't leave the door open.

    People walking, talking, tv playing and sometimes music and it feels weird leaving the door open. Plus I ********** all night in my bed.
    asspussyfart asspussyfart 18-21, M Mar 31

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    I have dogs.I hate dogs.

    If the dog steps on my bed, I slap the dog.Thats why my door is closed.to prevent hurt animals.
    Micahbreeart Micahbreeart 16-17, F Mar 25

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

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    Edparrilla Edparrilla 22-25, M May 21

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    medicinedreams medicinedreams 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 21

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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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    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 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 prefer to remain hidden from the outside

    world however, whenever possible.
    ThatOtherGuy17 ThatOtherGuy17 18-21, M Feb 16, 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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    bandit5320 bandit5320 31-35, M Jun 21

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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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    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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    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 can hardly sleep without it closed,

    never understood why that is though.
    MrMobos MrMobos 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 6

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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 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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    I only do this because I need to sleep in

    both darkness and silence. It is however never locked.