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Here’s Why You Should Always Sleep with the Door Closed

You can keep yourself (and your family) safe in the event of a fire by adding this simple safety measure to your nighttime routine.

According to firefighters, every second counts during a fire. In fact, house fires can double in size every minute that goes by. About half of home fire deaths happen between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are sleeping.

But here’s the good news: There’s a simple step you can add to your nighttime routine to keep you safe.

Research from UL’s Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FRSI) shows that closing your bedroom door helps prevent a fire from spreading, lessens smoke damage and could even save lives.

Just like having the right homeowners insurance, a little preparation can go a long way to help you rest easy. Watch this video to see why it matters to “Close Before You Doze.”