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Do You Sleep with Your Windows Open?

As we have become a society that fears for our safety, or lack of comforts, or as we get used to doing things differently today than we may have a year ago, or decades ago, we may change our habits for a variety of reasons. Because one's bedroom is on the ground floor, they may keep the windows locked and turn on the air conditioner to sleep, when they may choose to open the windows for fresh air while sleeping, if their bedroom is upstairs or on a higher floor of an apartment complex. It may also be as simple as a change in the weather and temperature of the seasons that affects the decisions. Do these factors change your decisions when it is time to go to sleep?

I always keep my windows closed and locked when I sleep.

4 votes / 33% 4 votes / 33 %

I always keep my windows open for fresh air when I sleep.

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

I may open or close them based on the weather outside.

4 votes / 33% 4 votes / 33 %

I may open or close them based on whether I am in the city or the country.

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

I mostly keep my windows closed and locked when I sleep.

2 votes / 16% 2 votes / 16 %

I mostly keep my windows open for fresh air when I sleep.

1 votes / 8% 1 votes / 8 %

Other

1 votes / 8% 1 votes / 8 %
This poll has received 12 vote(s) so far.

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Comments

CoralLevang wrote on November 9, 2015, 3:51 PM

Most of the time, I need my windows open when I sleep, regardless of the weather. I live in the Pacific Northwest. When I am traveling, if it is very hot outside, I cannot sleep in the hot temperatures and have to rely on air conditioning for the coolness, but then I miss the fresh air. I prefer fresh air to closed windows any day.

MegL wrote on November 9, 2015, 3:52 PM

It's usually too cold in this country to sleep with open windows. Occasionally in summer if we have a heat wave, I may leave the windows open. We sleep on an upper floor, so no one is gong to get in that way anyway!

JohnRoberts wrote on November 9, 2015, 4:02 PM

I used to open the window depending on time of year and weather but these days it is about noise and that factor has been forcing me to keep it closed.

CoralLevang wrote on November 9, 2015, 4:06 PM

Unless it goes down below freezing, I keep my window cracked about 6 inches. I like it cool and fresh for sleeping.
If it gets too hot for me to sleep, about 72F/22C at night, then I have to run a fan directly on me, and then it's hard to sleep for the noise for me.

paigea wrote on November 9, 2015, 4:31 PM

We live far out in the country and open them most of the year.

morilla wrote on November 9, 2015, 4:52 PM

I sleep with the windows open at home, year 'round; usually with a fan blowing. However, I will close them when it gets down into the negative numbers. However, when in a motel/hotel, I don't open them; relying on an air conditioner which tends to leave me with a 'funky' taste and dried out in the morning. When in someone else's house, I try to mesh with their habits or sense of 'keeping the house warm.' So, I answered 'other,' even though it sounds like pretty much the same as you.

CoralLevang wrote on November 9, 2015, 5:18 PM

I hate the air conditioning in hotels. I have the same thing happen. Stuffy and dried out.

DWDavisRSL wrote on November 9, 2015, 8:20 PM

On those very rare autumn or spring evenings when the air is just the right temperature, and the humidity is low, we may throw open the windows while we sleep. But except for those two days a year, we sleep with the windows closed.

cheri wrote on November 9, 2015, 8:28 PM

Its better to be safe than sorry when it comes to our place.

CoralLevang wrote on November 9, 2015, 8:29 PM

I remember the heat and humidity when living in the south. Ugh.

CoralLevang wrote on November 9, 2015, 8:30 PM

I know that I have felt that way in some places I have lived.

markgraham wrote on November 9, 2015, 10:24 PM

When I lived up north I slept with the windows opened at night when it was hot and sometimes even in the winter for the fresh cold air.

Paulie wrote on November 9, 2015, 11:39 PM

I always keep the windows in my bedroom closed when I sleep. It is usually so humid outside that I run the air-conditioner when sleeping.