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December 22, 2004


Master Foley

I believe my father has always slept closest to the door. And would always crawl into my bed when I'm scared.


My husband also sleeps on the door-side of the bed for two reasons:

#1 He does nightmare patrol for our four kids.
#2 Fends off any would-be attacker so I can escape with kids.


Well, I used to sleep on the side closest to the door in the previous two places we've lived, but now I am on the side farthest from the door. Reasoning? It is still the right side of the bed (when facing bed), but the bed's room position has changed.

I'm always the one to wake up for nightmares, wet beds, sickness, etc. though. It's my (ahem) well-trained ear.


Interesting theory! In this case, I'm on the far side of the bed. This is so that any boogy-man who enters has to go through hubby first. It doesn't work to my advantage in the kid department, though. They know where to find me, and walk across the room and around the bed to wake me up.


In our house which side of the bed is closer to the door doesn't matter. I always sleep on the right-hand side of the bed. My wife always sleeps on the left-hand side of the bed. (That's if you're looking toward the headboard.)


My husband sleeps on the left and I sleep on the right. In our old house, I was closest, but in this house he is. However, he can sleep through anything so I am already wide awake and dealing with the situation.


Can't help you! When we were childless, he slept on the door side, to fend off attackers. We got used to our respective sides. New house, new kid, and the door side wound up being on my side of the bed. So it really didn't have to do with my being the mommy. Besides, if I don't feel like being the one to get up and attend to our daughter, I make the daddy go. :-)


I do sleep on the door side but the kids more often have gone to J. because he's more of a pushover than I when if comes to being disturbed in the middle of the night. In the past, someone has crawled into bed (on his side) and I haven't even known till morning.


I sleep on the right side of the bed. Always the right side. The way the bed is currently set up I am closest to the door. We rearranged the bed a few days before we brought home the baby and I ended up by the door. My son is still in a crib but I will bet good money that he will walk to my wife's side of the bed in the middle of the night. I think I will call my dad and ask him why he did not give me this advice.


When you open the door to our bedroom, you face the foot of our bed. Therefore, IN THEORY, either parent has an equal chance of being the recipient of wee night time visitors. However, in practice, my daughter will go to my side. Every. Single. Time. It doesn't even matter if my hubby & I swap sides. She knows.


Hello, this might be slightly off topic, but I cant work out that I have a super king size bed, I live alone, and I only sleep on the very edge, closest to my bedroom door, and dont even come close to the middle off the bed or the other side.....It is funny using that little space in my bed.......why is this?

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