Hey, do you have any advice for dealing with a roommate who always seems to be sleeping? My roommate is always asleep when she isn't in class and doesn't like light or noise while she naps/sleeps which has become super inconvenient. No worries if you don't!
Hi! This is a tricky situation and I’m not sure how much help I’ll be since I’ve never had a roommate but I’ll share my opinion anyway hah! Since I’m not sure on the layout of your room/apartment/house I’ll just note a few things. If she is sleeping in a communal spot and not a bedroom, I don’t feel she should be making those kind of rules. It seems kind of selfish to expect you not to make any noise or turn on a light if she’s in a communal spot. If that is the case, I’d ask her to make sure she naps in her bedroom. I think that is a fair ask and if she doesn’t appreciate it, just go about your day anyway. If you need a light, you need it, what can you do!? If she is in her bedroom, then maybe try putting something at the bottom of her door. That way it would block some light and sound. If you’re in a single room with two beds, then I get why you’d be a lot more inconvenienced by her. You could try getting a dimer light so it isn’t as impacting or even making sure it doesn’t shine her way. I’m sure you’re not a really noisy person so try not to worry about making noise. It is what is it. You could maybe suggest she gets some ear plugs or an eye mask (sly birthday present perhaps!?). You could always talk to her about it and just mention that whilst you’re trying to be quiet and let her sleep, if you need a light or make noise and wake her up you’re sorry but it happens. I’m sure she’d appreciate you being cautious. I feel bad that you’re feeling restricted especially when it is in your own space, but I’d just go about my day normally. Yes, maybe try to be on the quieter side but not to a point where you can’t function. I think it is unfair of her to put that on you if she’s choosing to sleep during the day. Sorry if that wasn’t much help but best of luck with it all xx