If a Jewish man is alone in the same house with a woman, prohibited to him with kares (e.g. his mother-in-law, or some other eishes ish), and he is sleeping:

  1. is he in violation of yichud while sleeping, if he was not in violation when he went to sleep (e.g. his wife was present in the house and left while he was already asleep)?
  2. if he is not in violation for (1), but he wakes up, does he have the usual 5 minutes to get out of the house not to violate yichud? (I am talking about the minimum amount of time that is needed to be secluded together to be in violation of yichud, which I believe is about 5 minutes.)
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    Can you source your second point? I'm not aware of any minimum time that is needed to be secluded to violate Yichud. Even a second is a problem. The definition of secluded is being in a place where no one would enter for X minutes, but it is forbidden to be secluded in such a place for even a moment AFAIK. – Double AA Dec 16 '15 at 19:27
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    related judaism.stackexchange.com/a/27360/759 – Double AA Dec 16 '15 at 19:28
  • @DoubleAA unfortunately not, i seem to recall learning this in a class a number of years ago – gt6989b Dec 16 '15 at 19:31
  • @gt6989b I strongly suspect you misunderstood, conflating the expected time needed till the next interruption for a seclusion to be considered alone, and the time one must remain in said seclusion. Please CYLOR to confirm what you should be doing. – Double AA Dec 16 '15 at 19:33

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