Will Mice Come Near Me While I Sleep: [Plus Prevention Tips]

There is nothing like living in an older home. It can provide you with a type of feel and essence that you wouldn’t normally achieve in newer homes. Well, this doesn’t mean that living in older homes doesn’t come without some challenges. In fact, it does, and one of those challenges could be mice.  Heck, you could end up dealing with mice in a new home. Whatever the situation is, it is never good to hear mice scrounging around the walls of your bedroom. You’re probably worried if they’ll attack you in your sleep and what kind of diseases they carry.

Will mice come near me while I sleep? It is possible that if you have mice in your house or your bedroom that they may climb on your bed while you are asleep. The odds of a mouse climbing into your bed are even higher if you have food anywhere in your bedroom, near your bed, or on your bed.

They are just simply trying to get from Point A to Point B. It could be that your bedroom, with you lying in the bed, just happens to be in that path.

If they are trying to get back to their nest or they’ve seen a food source and your bed is an obstacle, you best guarantee that they’ll run right over it to get to where they are going.

This is if you are in the direct route of the shortest route. Mice are smart and always trying to travel with rationality.

Will Mice Bite Me While I’m Sleeping

Will Mice Come Near Me While I Sleep


If you are worried about your new critter getting in bed with you, then you are most certainly concerned with getting bitten. Well, it’s not typical for a mouse to bite an individual while he or she is sleeping, although it is something that is not unheard of.

That being said, sometimes rats will bite people while they are sleeping and since rats and mice are so similar, people will without a doubt mistake the two sometimes.

That being said, the chances of getting bitten by a mouse while you are sleeping are extremely rare. In fact, as long as you don’t have food lying around the bed, they could be slim to none.

They are usually only interested in getting from one point to another. The bed will usually just be an obstacle in their path of least resistance.

You have to remember that mice will likely be much more scared of you than you are of them. Even if you are completely terrified of them. Another important thing to note is that nice do carry known diseases.

So, you could always be taking precautions to make sure that you aren’t going to get bitten, even if it is unheard of. If you have a mouse infestation it will be more than vital to practice some cautionary traits.

Understand The Types Of Mice

Before you learn more about protecting yourself and how to react if you are dealing with a mouse or mice in the bedroom, you need to understand that there are two different types of mice that you’ll likely encounter. You’ll have the field mouse and the house mouse.

Field mice will be much smaller in size and, likely, you won’t even be on their mind. Well, you’ll be on their mind, but they’ll only be thinking of you as an obstacle. Something that needs to be avoided.

House mice, on the other hand, are slightly bigger and are more used to be around humans and in homes, thus the name.

That being said, the risks of getting bitten by one of these types of mice are still extremely low.

In fact, most mice never bite humans unless provoked. If they are sick or you are trying to will them from the home then yes, there is a good chance that they might bite you. So, how does one go about removing mice safely from the house without causing an incident or huge ruckus?

Dealing With Mice In The Home

Will Mice Come Near Me While I Sleep


As mentioned over and over again, you are just an obstacle for mice. They are going to try to avoid you at all costs. In fact, they’ll stay hidden most of the time unless they are sick or hungry.

They are very intelligent and can find constructive ways to hide in and amongst the darkest spaces in your home. Getting to some of these spaces could prove extremely difficult and might even require the assistance of a trained professional. Some of the common hiding places for mice in residential homes are:

  • Between walls

  • Under sofas

  • In and around cupboards

  • In pantries

  • In any place that they are likely not to be approached or disturbed

How To Keep Mice Out Of Your Bed

  • Clearing The Area – Drawing a mouse out of hiding won’t work with you or others lurking around the area. Mice are way too smart for this and have some of the best senses. Just the slightest noise or lurk and you’ll scare them back into hiding. If you want to lure a mouse out of an area, the best way to do it will be to actually evacuate the area.

  • Setting Traps – If you being in the same room is going to scare the mice away then you’ll obviously need to set traps in order to catch them. That being said, you’ll want to use items like fresh fruits and vegetables to entice them. You’ll also have to learn to place these traps strategically because once again, mice are smart and will just take the bait right off the hook without getting caught

  • Don’t Change The Area Too Much – Mice are to likely know if something the area has changed. For this reason, it is best if you don’t try to move furniture or fittings to make it easier for the mouse to escape or to catch them easier. They’ll immediately know something is up and avoid the trap altogether.


Living with mice is never ideal, as they carry diseases and pose all kinds of other threats. Even though they are not known for biting, they will not be afraid to approach when you are vulnerable. If you have mice in your home, there are a couple of different approaches that you can take, but the end result will be the same.

Brian Koller

Growing up on a farm in eastern PA, I’ve grown fond of wildlife and the woods and learning about the critters and firewood and everything else in-between. I made this site to share my experiences and knowledge.

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