Do You Close Your Curtains When You Sleep?

@Shar19 (8236)
United States
January 2, 2009 11:26am CST
Do you close your curtains or blinds when you sleep? I do. I need to have my blinds closed in the bedroom or else I won't be able to get to sleep. Even if they are open the slightest bit, then the light from outside will bother me. My husband on the other hand can sleep with them open or closed. I need complete darkness.
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@messageme (2821)
• United States
5 Jan 09
We usually just leave our blinds closed all the time in our bedroom. Even during the day when no one is sleeping we never touch them. You can imagine the dust on them! LOL
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
5 Jan 09
We have blinds too. Major dust attractor.
• United States
14 Jun 11
Hi shar19 :) Well Some people find it difficult to sleep with the blinds open and some dont. This is what i do, Since I am currently sharing my room with my little sister she is scared of complete darkness so she makes me leave the blinds open. So I simply just put a soft like a dark shirt and I put that over my eyes at night while I sleep. I know its very simple but I find it very useful, So you can try that and see if it helps. :)
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
14 May 11
Hi. Shar19. I don't like having my blinds opened at all. When it is night or daytime. I like having my privacy. Even when my blinds are turned in from the inside to the outside, to only where I can see out of my window, and where no one else can see in. I like closing my blinds when I sleep, it makes me feel safe and secure. I don't see how some people can have their blinds always opened in a way to where others can see right inside of their home or bedroom. That is very dangerous to me!
@lellyp (245)
• Indonesia
17 Jan 09
No, cos am like fresh air come to my room. Make my room have enough fresh air, another reason is... i love sound birdling in the morning, give me new spirit to start this day.
@gemini_rose (16194)
5 Jan 09
I have to have the curtains closed when it is bed time, we have houses directly facing us and have no nets up so anyone can see into our bedroom I would think! So I definately have mine shut when it comes to being in the bedroom at night time lol. I would be able to sleep with them open though as there is not a great deal of light that comes in so it is not too bad.
@dhaksha80 (143)
• Singapore
5 Jan 09
Since my room is very hot i will keep all the windows open and sleep. In the early morning when light starts,I will get up, close the window even shield the window with thick curtain and sleep. At times i feel very lazy to get up and close the window.
@quinnkl (1668)
• United States
5 Jan 09
Yes I do. I like it to be really dark when I sleep as well. My son likes to have a bit of light in his room still when he sleeps. I have a sister who does as well. But I am someone who can't sleep with the lights on - I can't even nap in the daytime. Too light out!
@neuronic (242)
• Japan
5 Jan 09
Actually, I hate curtains, and if I was living alone I would've removed them. However, since I am married, my wife always close them before we go to sleep so that neighbors couldn't see what we're doing. Like their really interested, plus they're too far away imo.
@Humbug25 (12552)
4 Jan 09
Hello Shar19 I always sleep with the curtains closed. Recently I have had to leave the landing light on for my youngest son or else he will wake in the early hours of the morning scared of the dark so I have to keep my bedroom door closed now too which I don't like to do but I don't like the light shining into my room!
@ibabyqin (44)
• China
4 Jan 09
We always closed the curtains when we sleep.It is help us to fall sleep easier than it's open.
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
4 Jan 09
I always have the curtains closed as I feel more comfortable that way although I am one of those people who can sleep anywhere any time regardless of light and noise, except for snoring but that's for another post!
@my125125 (822)
• Malaysia
4 Jan 09
Hi Shar, I do close my curtains when I want to sleep, i don't use blinds, I just need a little dark when I sleep, so i always close my curtains, it will make me feel better, and it also need to turn off the light too.
@bellis716 (4807)
• United States
3 Jan 09
Your house sounds like ours. I, too, need darkness to sleep. My husband, however, can sleep anywhere. He goes to sleep with the TV going full blast. On the other hand, I need both darkness and quiet to sleep.
@carolbee (16243)
• United States
3 Jan 09
We have blinds on every window so yes, I do close all blinds once it's dark outside. We live in a big city and am not comfortable leaving the blinds open for anyone to look in as they drive by the house. My husband never pays any attention to blinds being open or closed. He can sleep anywhere whether it's day or night. As soon as it's daylight, I open all the blinds.
@carolbee (16243)
• United States
3 Jan 09
We have blinds on every window so yes, I do close all blinds once it's dark outside. We live in a big city and am not comfortable leaving the blinds open for anyone to look in as they drive by the house. My husband never pays any attention to blinds being open or closed. He can sleep anywhere whether it's day or night. As soon as it's daylight, I open all the blinds.
@carolbee (16243)
• United States
3 Jan 09
We have blinds on every window so yes, I do close all blinds once it's dark outside. We live in a big city and am not comfortable leaving the blinds open for anyone to look in as they drive by the house. My husband never pays any attention to blinds being open or closed. He can sleep anywhere whether it's day or night. As soon as it's daylight, I open all the blinds.
@carolbee (16243)
• United States
3 Jan 09
We have blinds on every window so yes, I do close all blinds once it's dark outside. We live in a big city and am not comfortable leaving the blinds open for anyone to look in as they drive by the house. My husband never pays any attention to blinds being open or closed. He can sleep anywhere whether it's day or night. As soon as it's daylight, I open all the blinds.
@williamjisir (22909)
• China
3 Jan 09
Hello Shar. I usually sleep with the curtain closed. I don't like it open. The light coming in through the window affects my sleep. Take care.
• Dominican Republic
3 Jan 09
Well... I close all my windows, but as the light on the street is not that strong, I dont need to close the curtains. I used to, but I'm really lazy so I stopped. I dont need complete darkness, but a strong light ruins my chances for a good sleep. Also, I like to listen to music while I'm falling sleep because it relaxes me. Happy MyLotting and have a nice day! Xp
@opalina143 (1237)
• Morristown, New Jersey
3 Jan 09
When I can't sleep, I can't sleep. It doesn't matter whether the blinds are closed or not. Though I like to keep them closed because I don't like to think of people walking down the street looking in. I guess I'm funny that way- like anyone wants to look at me while I'm sleeping anyway, right? Sometimes when I'm really tired like I haven't slept in a few nights I just fall asleep with the lights on. I don't think it matters to me all that much.