Is It Bad To Have a TV In Your Bedroom?

The quality of our sleep is not just determined by the mattress or the pillow that we sleep on – the environment is just as important as well. Is the single bed size comfortable or is it time to change to a super single bed size? With access to the Internet all the time and the popularity of Netflix, it is becoming increasingly popular for couples to have a TV in their bedroom as well so they can rest and watch their favourite shows after putting the kids to bed. 

It affects your sleep

It is always tempting to binge-watch a series on Netflix and this will ultimately affect your sleep quality. Other than lesser hours for 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 will delay the production of melatonin and you will feel more alert. 

It can cause eye strain

When you are working from 9-5pm daily staring at the computer strain, 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. 

It attracts dust

As we know, more items around mean that more dust will be collected! That’s why moms are always nagging to keep your items aways and ban 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 neatly as well as having as minimal extra items in the bedroom as possible.

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Less conversation

After a long day of work, your partner might just want to catch up with you or share about their 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, you and your partner might feel isolated from one another, affecting your marriage! 

Causes fights

It can also cause unnecessary arguments and fights, such as when one is ready for bed while the other is 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 whether it is done in the bedroom or the living room and you are being mindful of it, there is nothing wrong with having a TV in the bedroom! 


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