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    Mrs. DataJunkie Luddite's Avatar
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    TV in your bedroom

    I don't have a TV in my room, no room for one, plus I think it's wrong to have a tv in your bedroom.

    What say you, do you have a TV in your bedroom? Don't you?

    Discuss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luddite View Post
    I don't have a TV in my room, no room for one, plus I think it's wrong to have a tv in your bedroom.

    What say you, do you have a TV in your bedroom? Don't you?

    Discuss.
    I have a television in my room. What is wrong about that?
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    We don't have a TV in the whole house. Who has time to watch TV?
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    ^ True, that. My mother insisted on getting cable so she could watch soap operas. Ick.

    http://sleepdisorders.about.com/od/h...TV_Bedroom.htm

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    I have one in my bedroom, and it's a horrible horrible sleep-interfering time-waster.
    But it's nowhere near as bad as the internet which is in the entire house, garage and yard due to WiFi and laptop.

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    Yes we have a TV in our bedroom. It is nice to be able to have the news on in the AM as I get ready and since our digi cable also has digi music, I will often rock out to the "I love the 80's" chanell, or use the classical channel to set the mood, etc.
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    TV + PS3 in bedroom.

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    we put our old 37 inch Sharp Aquos in our room, it's nice! (our room is really small)
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    I don't have TV service anymore, but sometimes watch TV on netflix/hulu from bed.

    Back when I did have TV, I had no problems with it in my room, unless I forgot to set the sleep timer. Then I'd lull myself to sleep with a nice nature documentary on Discovery channel only to be shocked awake by Billy Mays at 2am!!!

    So the only TV related sleep disorders I had were my own fault for not pressing the sleep button on the remote.
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    We have a 26" HD LCD hanging on the wall, plus a DVD player and and cable box with a DVR. How else are the wife and I going to get in the mood after being married for 30 years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikewille View Post
    I have one in my bedroom, and it's a horrible horrible sleep-interfering time-waster.
    But it's nowhere near as bad as the internet which is in the entire house, garage and yard due to WiFi and laptop.
    The only way it becomes that is when you let it.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikewille View Post
    I have one in my bedroom, and it's a horrible horrible sleep-interfering time-waster.
    But it's nowhere near as bad as the internet which is in the entire house, garage and yard due to WiFi and laptop.
    Absolutely correct. It's worse than that....the problem is getting your body trained (subconcious) that the bed is not for sleep any more. Just asking to start having insomnia issues.

    Most experts in the field name TV in the bedroom as one of the main problems for people who have trouble sleeping. Here is one article that talks a bit about it.
    http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/...les.asp?id=420

    Quote Originally Posted by travelmama View Post
    I have a television in my room. What is wrong about that?
    See above.

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    The only way it becomes that is when you let it.
    Not true....trains your brain in a subconcious manner just by its being used (any time) in the room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
    Absolutely correct. It's worse than that....the problem is getting your body trained (subconcious) that the bed is not for sleep any more. Just asking to start having insomnia issues.

    Most experts in the field name TV in the bedroom as one of the main problems for people who have trouble sleeping. Here is one article that talks a bit about it.
    http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/...les.asp?id=420


    See above.


    Not true....trains your brain in a subconcious manner just by its being used (any time) in the room.
    its great that the "experts" claim this to be true, but I've had a TV in my room since I was like 9, and I sleep like a baby every night.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    its great that the "experts" claim this to be true, but I've had a TV in my room since I was like 9, and I sleep like a baby every night.
    I've also known people who've smoked like a chimney and lived to be 95 years old. Does that mean we should quit telling people smoking is bad for them?
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    I have TV's in every room. There not supposed to supplement reality there meant to make it more entertaining. I don't let my daughter watch it alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    its great that the "experts" claim this to be true, but I've had a TV in my room since I was like 9, and I sleep like a baby every night.
    I used to play in the back of the station wagon on long road trips, and I'm still alive. Baby seats are useless!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    its great that the "experts" claim this to be true, but I've had a TV in my room since I was like 9, and I sleep like a baby every night.
    Same here... I've consistently had one in my room for the last 15 years or so and I rarely ever have trouble sleeping. I often toss the sleep timer on and fall asleep well before it turns itself off.

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    We have one but we haven't used it for a long time. My wife had a back injury for 18 months so we put a TV and DVR player in the bedroom for when she needed to lie down for extended periods.

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    I have a 43" 720p plasma a full 5.1 sound system and a blu-ray player in my bedroom. Why? it is not top of the line so it did not cost too much and sometimes the kids are using the home theater and I like to watch things on a reasonable system,. Also nothing like blu-ray pron to spice up the evening with the gf.
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    We have a 42" Plasma on the Bedroom wall. BUT, we have also had 5 surgeries between us in the past 5 years. We also have a treadmill and Weight machine in the bedroom. Then, on the stair landing I have a stationary bike that looks towards the TV in the bedroom. My wife just had a major shoulder reconstruction and sits in her passive motion chair 2-3 hours a day. TV helps her from going nuts while sitting in her Therapy Chair. Its worse than uphill switchbacks for an hour straight.
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    I have a tv in my room. It helps me sleep at nights. I set it on the weather channel or a boring ducumentary on PBS with the volume low and ZZZZZZZZ.
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    No TV in my room. And I'm definitely not going to have one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    The only way it becomes that is when you let it.
    What are you talking about? It's easy to get sucked into a movie and before you know it, it's after 1am.
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    We have a TV and Xbox in the bedroom. It's nice to have if one of us is home sick and spending the day in bed, because we can watch movies or play a game. The Girl can't fall asleep without the TV on, and that's become my pattern as well.

    It's funny how there's all these experts who talk about TV and the association with insomnia, yet I have the opposite issue: I fall asleep on the couch at 17:30 if all I'm doing is sitting there with the TV on, because my association with the TV is that it's time for bed.
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    I don't have an issue with having a T.V. in the bedroom as long as it's not my bedroom... or my living room... or my kitchen... or my guest room... or my garage... I think you get the picture.

    My ex insisted on having a television in the bedroom... the sleep deprivation got so bad I took to sleeping in another room.

    The girls have a television in their room and it is hooked up to a DVD player and their Wii... most of the time they would prefer to play downstairs and do crafts, read, and hang out with their dad.

    I think they get sick of the non stop television broadcast at their mom's house and when they are with me appreciate the break.

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