Who gets up when you hear something in the middle of the night?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Who checks out the bump in the night?
    My husband/so always does : (37 votes)
    46 %
    I always do : (9 votes)
    11 %
    It depends : (19 votes)
    24 %
    We just go back to sleep : (15 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 3
    2460 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    My fiance does. I can usually sleep through anything!

    Post # 4
    4367 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Need an option for neither of us; like we slept through an entire apartment building burning down one time and didn’t know until the morning. Our neighbors looked at us like we were nuts. 

    If someone broke in, my dog would bark & wake us both up… I hope. Haha.

    Post # 5
    2627 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Nobody, usually its just the cats and if its not we can usually figure out what it was without getting up.  

    Neither of us are particuarly jumpy considering the chance of it being something really worth getting up for are pretty slim.  

    I mean if it was the sound of rushing water we would probably both get up knowing that a pipe burst and we would need both hands to take care of it, but we dont get up for bumps in the night.

    Post # 6
    2675 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

    Since I live in an apartment unless I am pretty sure the noise came from IN my apartment I don’t bother and even then I try to think what it could have been and if I’m too tired I’ll just think “oh it’s the dishwasher” and go back to sleep.

    Sometimes I will get up though…once a bunch of stuff just randomly fell off my bookcase. I was alone so I had no choice to check it out myself. If FI had been there I might have asked him but he’s difficult to wake up.

    Post # 7
    7654 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @Sea_Ashley:  It depends, but typically DH if I can get his lazy ass out of bed. One night the cap on my hairspray blew off (I have no idea why) and hit the cover to the plastic q-tip holder and made a crashing noise. I was SO scared, so I tried waking him up, and he just wouldn’t, so I pulled the blankies over my head and cowered underneath, hoping I wouldn’t get stabbed, lol.

    The next morning DH was like, “I can’t get the cap back on your hair spray.” So I knew that was it.

    Post # 8
    409 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Johnjay & Rich? Because I heard that Tired and Braindead question too.

    Granted it confused me because I don’t think we have ever talked or fought about who gets up when someone hears a sound. Then again, that might be because I can sleep through anything, so if anyone has to get up it’s him because I’m not awake.

    Post # 9
    842 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Sea_Ashley:  definitely DH!  If I was alone I would go look, but if he’s home, I’d be sending him.

    Post # 10
    8387 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @Sea_Ashley:  It depends on our dog.  If he isn’t barking/growling, then we don’t even bother.  Otherwise my husband checks because he has more knowledge/experience with firearms.

    Post # 11
    5460 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    It depends on what the noise is!  If it’s the baby, well I hear it and wake up before DH knows what’s happening.

    One time though, we heard a noise in our laundry room downstairs.  I was already awake feeding the baby and I ran into our bedroom, woke him up, and he went to investigate… apparently our smaller dog was locked in there and digging to get out!  Whoopsies!  She scared the crap out of me!

    Post # 12
    846 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Definitely my BF, for sure! I’m not going to go investigate strange noises by myself! Lol! 

    Plus my BF is a big, strapping 6’7 guy and he has had training as a correctional officer. So he certainly knows how to defend himself if he needs to. 🙂

    Post # 13
    6959 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I only make DH get up if the dog barks or growls in that general direction.

    Post # 14
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I check out bizarre beeping (like a cell battery dying)

    But if it was a crash or boom, he does!

    Post # 15
    7630 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    We live in an apartment so we don’t investigate bumps. Is that bad? I wonder if we’ll just be heavy sleepers who get robbed someday! 

    Post # 16
    4441 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    @Sea_Ashley:  It’s always me, DH is sleeping like a little baby, the dog doesn’t bark and the cat doesn’t care (unless it’s another cat or other animal outside).

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