Keeping the bedroom door open or closed, during the night, is a household dilemma that can cause heated (pun intended!) discussions between members of a couple or family. However, as you will see by reading this article further, it’s not really a matter of pros and cons since the benefits far outweigh the disadvantages. Actually, this decision could prove to be one of life and death, both literally and figuratively, as shown below. Without further ado, here are the arguments for always keeping the bedroom door closed during sleep.
1. Fire safety. First of all, according to the Fire Safety Research Institute, as fire spreads inside a house, the temperature in rooms with closed doors is kept under 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37 degrees Celsius), while in rooms with open doors it goes up to 1.000 degrees Fahrenheit (537 degrees Celsius). The explanation is simple: fire needs oxygen to burn and, by keeping doors closed, you limit the amount of oxygen. Even though it might be counterintuitive, as you might think opening a door will let the smoke out, it’s actually safer to close all doors during the night, including the bedroom one.
2. Temperature regulation. Secondly, keeping the bedroom door closed at night will help regulate the temperature inside: during the summer, it’s easier to contain cool air this way, while during the winter, it will prevent hot air from escaping. Therefore, this approach will lead to a more energy-efficient bedroom, with all the conditions for a peaceful sleep. In case you are worried about the ventilation of the room, you can do it before you go to bed and after you wake up, refreshing the atmosphere and making sure that all unpleasant odors are removed.
3. Peace, from all points of view. Last but not least, a closed bedroom door will give you peace of mind, from all points of view. First, it will prevent you from hearing annoying or disturbing noises, such as buzzing electronics or people who are awake in the house. Secondly, it will give you a sense of security, making it easier for you to fall asleep. Thirdly, keeping the door closed is also more feng shui since it helps positive energy (also known as chi) maintain its continuously flowing loop. According to this belief, leaving the door open will allow the chi to escape and be replaced by negativity.
In conclusion, if you want a good night’s sleep, you should make sure that you don’t forget to close the door before you go under the sheets. If other members of the household disagree with you, simply present them with the list of arguments above. Of course, maintaining breathable air in the room, during the night, both literally and figuratively, is also important. This is why you should ventilate the bedroom before and after sleeping, or even keep the window ajar, if the outside temperature is bearable. We hope that these tips will help you recharge your batteries more efficiently!