The quality of our sleep is not just determined by the mattress or the pillow that we sleep on – the environment is equally as important as well. Is the single bed size comfortable or is it time to change to a super single bed size for more room?
With access to the Internet all the time and the popularity of Netflix, it is becoming increasingly popular for couples to place a TV in their bedroom in Singapore so that they can rest and watch their favourite shows after putting the kids to bed.
While the idea of enjoying your favourite show in the comfort of your bed is certainly enticing, this habit might actually do more harm than good. Here are 5 reasons why having a TV in your bedroom might be bad for you.
1. It affects your sleep
It is always tempting to binge-watch a series on Netflix. After all, who could stand the suspense? But doing so in the long run will ultimately affect your sleep quality.
Other than not getting enough sleep, your brain will also learn to associate the bedroom with the activity of watching TV, rather than sleep, making it more difficult for you to fall asleep when you are in bed.
Besides that, the light produced by the TV will affect your melatonin production. Melatonin production increases at night, prompting the brain that it is time to sleep. But if you keep staring at the screen, the light from the TV screen will delay the production of melatonin, making it harder for you to fall asleep when it’s time for bed.
2. It can cause eye strain
If you are working from 9-5pm daily staring at the computer screen, you are putting more strain on your eyes when you return home to stare at another screen.
Give your eyes a break and simply rest your eyes at home instead of using your phone when you lounge on the sofa! If you are experiencing dry eyes while working, it is time to review your daily routine.
Make it a good practice to rest your eyes by taking a break every 20mins from the computer. Look at somewhere far or close your eyes for 20 seconds before resuming your work on the screen again.
3. It attracts dust
As we know, more items around means that more dust will be collected! That’s why moms are always nagging to keep your items away and often banned from having too many soft toys on your bed!
Your sleep environment should be kept clean with as minimal stuff left in the open as possible. That includes decluttering the vanity table, keeping everything away neatly as well as having as just the essential items in the bedroom.
4. Less conversation
For married couples, intimate conversations usually takes place in the bedroom as you share what happened during the day. With a TV in the bedroom, it becomes a distraction that takes away you and your partner’s quality time. In the long run, this will affect the marriage.
5. Causes fights
It can also cause unnecessary arguments and fights, such as when one is ready for bed while the other is still not. Or something as simple as deciding which channel to watch!
At the end of the day, whether you should have a TV in the bedroom or not is up to individual. As long as watching TV is done in moderation and you are being mindful of it – whether it’s in the bedroom or the living room, there is nothing wrong with having a TV in the bedroom!