Post # 1
When you are sleeping at 3am and wake up in the middle of the night because you heard a noise, do you or your husband/so get up and check it out?
I heard this question being discussed on the radio this morning and thought it was interesting. I was actually surprised at how many women get up (and how many men called in to say they “pretend to be asleep”) haha. I always wake up my husband to go check it out! I’m not going downstairs in the dark by myself!
Post # 3
My fiance does. I can usually sleep through anything!
Post # 4
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
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
- 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
@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
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
@Sea_Ashley: definitely DH! If I was alone I would go look, but if he’s home, I’d be sending him.
Post # 10
@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
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
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
I only make DH get up if the dog barks or growls in that general direction.
Post # 14
I check out bizarre beeping (like a cell battery dying)
But if it was a crash or boom, he does!
Post # 15
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
- 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).