Is it permissible to daven in a room where someone is sleeping?
For example, can I say shma Al hamita, personal tfillot and/or tehillim and prayers for sick in my room while my husband is sleeping?


The fact that someone is sleeping there is not an issue, as long as they are covered; the same way that a person can not daven or say brachos when they can see the “ervah” of a person that is awake. Meaning that it is permitted to daven as long as a woman does not see the private parts of a man, or a man doesn’t see the places of a woman that have to be covered.

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Rema O:CH 74-1.

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