(Closed) Removing Rings When Sleeping

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Do you take your rings off when you are sleeping

    yes

    no

    If I remember

  • Post # 46
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    There should be an “other” option. I have a wedding ring, anniversary ring and an engagement ring.

    Wedding ring is just plain gold, it stays on 100% of the time no matter what. Anniversary ring is low profile and I do wear it to bed. I only take it off for kneading dough. My engagement ring is #3 (first was stolen, second one broke) and as I plan for this one to be with me until I die, I baby it. I keep it in its box for bed, showering, sports, cooking and anything else that I deem a threat to it.

    Post # 47
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    If I’m at home I take off my e-ring to sleep but I tend to leave it on if im elsewhere. Perhaps you could leave something you can’t leave the house without eg your keys next to wherever you decide to keep your ring at night to help remind you to put it on in the morning? I never take off my wedding band but it’s a plain band and I don’t even know it’s there

    Post # 48
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

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    MrsBuesleBee:  I was looking to reset my diamond In a halo setting but regardless of the metal use I’m so nervous about  the pavé stones falling out (I just don’t have the best luck when it comes to pretty things and it would happen to me and I’m in a battle if it’s still worth getting  😬)

    Post # 49
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    I’ve been to multiple jewelry stores who say not to wear your jewerly to sleep the smallest thread can get caught in the prong! But some people never have an issue. Do what feels right!

    Post # 50
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    I take mine off right before I shower at night and put it on as soon as I wake up. I just got engaged too like three weeks ago and decided that I would rather not wear it at night. I had a dream my diamond came off when I went to sleep with my ering on and since then I’ve stopped wearing it to bed.

    Post # 51
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I always sleep on my side with my hand under my pillow so I don’t want any unnessary pressure on it. I always take it off and put it in the ring box it came in right before I go to bed. The design of my ring also is pretty unique and I’m afraid to do anything to damage it, so for me I would just rather play it safe and take it off to sleep. I take it off to do dishes, take a shower, and when I am doing anything with chemicals. Other than that it is always on. I look at it all the time and admire it so I notice very quickly if it is not on my finger so it’s difficult for me to forget to put it back on. 

    Post # 52
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

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    mrs24:  why don’t you get a custom guard or wrap? Keep your solitaire as is, but have more sparkle when you feel like it. I plan to get a custom “wrap” with two pear diamonds to make my solitaire in a 3 stone (when I feel like it) one day. 

    Post # 53
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    Bumble bee

    I never wear it at home. It’s pretty easy to remember to put it on when I leave, the exact same way I remember to grab my phone, wallet, and put on my watch. You may forget the first few times but then it will become part of your routine. My advice is to keep it where you keep other things you access before you leave your house.

    Post # 54
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

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    aspade:  I usually take mine off right when I get home from work. I usually come in and start cleaning (doing dishes from the morning that have been left in the sink and cleaning counters) and I don’t want to wear my ring for that. I cannot wear my ring while I sleep. My fingers swell and night and I’m also an active person in my sleep, meaning I sleep walk, talk, rummage through drawers, etc. and I have been known to take things off and throw them while sleeping. I used to almost always find my retainer as a kid somewhere across my room on the floor and I once found my ring in the crack by my door when I accidentally fell asleep with it on so I won’t ever sleep with it on again.

    As for remembering to put it back on, I have it right by my bed so when I do my morning routine, it’s just right there and I see it so I remember to put it on.

    Post # 55
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2022

    I only take my ring off to shower if I’m going to be doing something like washing my hair (and if I remember which I don’t more than half the time), or when I’m doing something messy with my hands. The rest of the time it’s on my finger, and honestly, I sometimes forget it’s there because it’s so comfortable and just like another part of my body (like this necklace I have that I literally never take off). I would feel weird taking my ring off to sleep, and I also probably wouldn’t remember to put it back on when I got up.

    Post # 56
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Unless I’ve got my hands in dirt (mostly because I don’t want the grit to scratch the gold) or mucking around in chicken or other gucky meat, I never take mine off. I don’t understand the “take it off at night” premise. What on earth are people’s hands doing at night??? Are they flailing about? I fall asleep. Maybe I turn over a couple times. Then I wake up. I’m 55 years old and have never damaged a ring from sleeping with it. That said, I do take my rings in for a “check up” twice a year. The jeweller we purchased from will check the posts, etc. Only once he found the stone to be loose and kept the ring to tighten it up.

    My mother told me “Life is too short not to wear your diamonds all the time.” I agree.

    Post # 57
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    Bumble bee

    I put on my engagement ring before I leave the house; I remember because I think of my other half whenever I am about to go out and I remember my ring. I don’t wear it to sleep because it’s a 5-stone eternity ring and I’m worried it’ll snag on my bed linen and I don’t wear it if my hands are getting wet because I hate the feeling of water under it. 

    That being said, I’ve specifically bought cheap and plain wedding rings so we never have to take them off and we can replace them any time… realistically they are just a symbol so the actual jewellery doesn’t matter. 🙂

    Post # 59
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

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    aspade:  Mine has a really high profile and I’m deathly afraid of scratching the crap out of me or my fiance when I wear it to bed. I tend to sleep with my hands under my face, so the couple times I’ve accidentally worn it to bed I’ve worked up with the stone/setting sitting right in the corner of my eyesocket. 

    You’ll get used to putting it back on in the morning. I’ve only forgotten it a couple times. For a while I was taking it off when I washed my face at night and putting it in a ring holder in the bathroom, then I’d put it back on after my shower in the morning. That might be an option for you if you’re more awake after your shower. 

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