Do you Lock the bedroom door when you sleep?

@subha12 (18452)
India
April 9, 2008 6:17am CST
When you sleep do you literally lock the bedroom door? i don't have to just lock it when i am at home. i stay wih parents. They sleep in next room. i just keep it closed but not locked. Do you close it regularly?
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• India
12 Apr 08
No i do not lock my bed room doors when i sleep , me n my husband and my child sleep in the same room, though my baby has a different bed, i never lock bed rooms...
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@chiyosan (30194)
• Philippines
9 Apr 08
Yes, we do lock it.. just to be safe. you can never tell what happens, though we have double locks for our gate.. still.. we need to be cautious these days.
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@kezabelle (2984)
9 Apr 08
No I dont but then I have my own house with my partner and I like it open so I can hear our two children in the night. Before our children when we stayed for three months with my partners mother we had to get a lock for the door as his sister has cerebal palsy and she would just walk in on us no matter what time night or day we had to for privacy his mother didnt mind as she understood.
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@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
9 Apr 08
I could lock my door if I wanted to since there is a lock on it but I dont even close my door..I have on occasion but just end up getting woken up in the middle of the night by either one of the cats trying to get in or one of my dogs whining to come in..So I dont even bother closing it
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@dpk262006 (56756)
• Delhi, India
9 Apr 08
OH! Yes! Certainly! I am married and I think we need to take all the precautions, before going for sleep. It is always better to lock the door. Even if no human being may come in, when the door is left unloked, cats and rats can always peep in our bedroom.....LOL!
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@rombi001 (943)
9 Apr 08
If I locked it then they would think there is something wrong with me... I usually just close it.
@patzel88 (3311)
• Philippines
15 Jun 08
i always lock my door before i go to sleep. i can sleep well and no one can disturb me
@metschica25 (5405)
• United States
11 Jun 08
Hello, I used to when I lived with my parents , gram , and brother .Sometimes, they would just come in way too early or late . Now that i have a house of my own the door is always open. well, was open until i got pets . Now i have to leave the door open for them because they are always in and out .
@eihdra (3116)
• Philippines
8 Jun 08
yes, i do.For fear of someone unknown to me entering my room and I'm fast asleep. For fear that the person might kill me or my kids..I lock the doorknob, I have a chainlock and a bolt. That's how scared I am..in this country, crooks are very real and i don't wanna take chances..I couldn't even sleep if I see that i haven't bolted the door properly..
• South Korea
7 Jun 08
I don't lock my door. Even our main door. We just have sliding doors but no locks. This is one of the thing here in korea that amazed me. Most of the houses don't lock their door when living the house.
@Hatley (164222)
• Garden Grove, California
6 Jun 08
I have never locked my bedroom door as there is only my son and I here and the front doors locked so that is enough . I keep my door closed but that is all.
@secretbear (19463)
• Philippines
15 Apr 08
Jackie Chan and Jet li - in Forbidden Kingdom
well, my room doesn't exactly have a door. its kinda open but private. its because my room is upstairs and no one can easily barge in unless i give permission. i get angry when someone go upstairs and mess things. i easily know when something is moved or something has changed.
@lkbooi (16100)
• Malaysia
12 Apr 08
Hi dear subha, my husband prefers to lock the bedroom door before going to bed. I know he definitely couldn’t feel asleep if the door is not locked as he is always afraid that some bad hats might sneak into the bedroom when we are sleeping deadly.
@vipulchawla (2220)
• India
12 Apr 08
When i stay at home with parents, I dont lock the door of my room when i go to sleep neither do i close it. It remains open. However, when i used to stay in a hostel, I had a roommate so we would lock the door and infact we would keep it locked so that no one can disturb us.. Now i stay with my friends in a flat. I have a separate room. I keep it locked when i leave for office. But when i go to sleep i dont lock it. I close it though just for the sake of keeping the mosquitoes away..
@winterose (39897)
• Canada
10 Apr 08
no, there are no lock on our bedroom doors here and I kept my door open anyhow, even when I sleep, I don't like to close it.
@SViswan (12071)
• India
10 Apr 08
We usually keep the door closed and sometimes it is open because our son might need to walk in at night. We don't lock the door unless the kids are awake and we need the privacy.
@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
9 Apr 08
Same as you - NO - I just close it. And precisely for the same reasons too.
@michelyn (717)
• United States
9 Apr 08
There isn't a lock on my bedroom door. We have some old door knobs in this house. If I even closed the door, my dog would have a fit. He needs to be able to come in and go out. He waits until people are in bed and then goes to eat. Once he's done with that, he has to check on the kids before coming to bed, which is on the floor next to my bed.
@queenofarms (1665)
• United States
9 Apr 08
I shut my bedroom door at night but I don't lock it. I feel there maybe a reason my children need to get in and they won't beable to if locked. Plus I'd hate to fight with the door if there is an emergency.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
9 Apr 08
I never have locked my bedroom door. Sometimes I will close it when my hubby is up watching tv. I like the room to be dark and no sound.LOL