Do you sleep with the TV on, and if so, what channel do you have on?

@amyann16 (414)
United States
June 15, 2007 9:39pm CST
We sleep with the TV on at night, the whole night--- we do not use the sleep timer. It has become a comfort thing to have the noise going on while we sleep. We used to sleep with CNN headline news on in the background and did this for a number of years. I ended up switching a few years back when the war started and they were televising live coverage of the bombings in Iraq. I just could not sleep hearing the bombings going on and ended up having horrible dreams. So at that point in time we switched to falling asleep to ESPNEWS. I like that they repeat the same show every 30 minutes. If something that is really interesting is on TV when I am trying to sleep, I tend to not want to fall asleep, so the longest that I am awake in the middle of the night is 30 minutes because then they are repeating everything I just heard the last 30 minutes! What do you have on your TV when you sleep at night?
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• United States
16 Jun 07
i don't have a choice. my wife turns it on the minute we set foot in the bedroom. you think she's trying to tell me something? it usually ends up on court tv or animal planet. sometimes i'll wake up in the night and turn it off, but usually when i wake up in the morning, it's back on.
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• United States
17 Jun 07
LMAO well.... if you wouldn't turn it off i wouldn't have to wake up and turn it back on. and remember that wheni met ya 12 yrs ago i didnt even watch/own a tv so it boils down to your fault....as always....ROFLMAO luv u:-)
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• United States
17 Jun 07
yeah, but.....
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@amyann16 (414)
• United States
17 Jun 07
haha... you sound like my husband and I! When we first met, I didn't sleep with the TV on and my husband did. Now I am hooked more than he is!
• United States
16 Jun 07
I personally watch the spiritual channels because its better wake up and have that positiveness on verses bad news or scary and demonic things on television to get in your spirit.
@tracy1985 (654)
• China
16 Jun 07
I always watch the sports channel,even there is no my favourite games.but I still like keep in on.
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@jmathen (112)
• India
16 Jun 07
I watch TV but I do not have one in my bedroom ! My husband and I dont believe in having a television in the bedroom. For us, the bedroom is a place where we have our own private times, chats and just making it a comfortable place. If we have a TV in the bedroom, then we will both watch our favorite shows and most probably ending up falling asleep... I rather talk and have some silly laughs with my hubby and fall asleep !
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
17 Jun 07
My stepson leaves the TV on all night, whether he is watching or not. It drives me crazy. My husband watches TV with his eyes closed. I don't know how he hears over the snoring. I cannot sleep with noise. Even if some machine, clock, fan, etc, is making noise it drives me crazy.
• United States
17 Jun 07
I also fall asleep with the tv on. I usually like to watch Nick at Night. It has a lot of comedy shows on like Roseanne, Cosby, and Fresh Prince. The are on until 4:30 in the morning. If I am still awake, I will then turn it on one of our local stations to watch the news.
@saierchok (1294)
• United States
17 Jun 07
when I'm nervous I sleep with the TV on because for some reason it helps me to relax.. and have nice dreams.. and I usually sleep with CNN channel on! dunno why but I see nice dreams when it's on!
@Nottie (53)
• Finland
17 Jun 07
I don't sleep with my TV on. In fact I don't have a TV in my bedroom and hardly ever watch it at all. I like to have it quiet when I'm sleeping now, even if I used to sleep with the radio on a few years back.
@pendragon (3354)
• United States
16 Jun 07
When I was growing up ,my mom would always watch the late show, so i sleep better when there's a tv on in the next room, but not the one I'm in, background noise i guess,like some people use a fish tank for, tv is my bubbler,lol.
@mausyo (59)
• Romania
16 Jun 07
I don't sleep with the TV on .. 'cuz is only a way to consume energy that it could be saved . Sometimes i programm it half a hour if i'm very drowsily and i want to watch a movie and i don't think that i could contrive
• United States
16 Jun 07
We don't have a TV in he bedroom, and I'm hoping we never do. I can't fall asleep when there is a TV or radio on. We like to have a fan running to make "white noise" which helps us both to sleep better, since it blocks out some of the noise from outside, like cars and dogs, etc.
@bluishrose (2291)
• Philippines
16 Jun 07
I usually sleep with the TV on, it's always Mtv because i love music alot. I don't intend to sleep while watching, i just fell asleep because music eases me alot!
@venshida (4837)
• United States
16 Jun 07
I keep it on CNN or Fox news then I set it on sleep so I don't have the TV going all night.
@koikoikoi (1247)
• United States
16 Jun 07
Yeah I fall asleep with the TV on but I always put a timer when I'm getting tired to make sure it's not on all morning. And I usually leave it on the channel that I was watching (duh?).
@matte5 (1913)
• Sweden
16 Jun 07
Yes I do chanel hm that i fall a slep to.
• Philippines
16 Jun 07
Yeah..I do sleep with the television on..I guess, Disney Channel..:)
• United States
16 Jun 07
Here at my house we sleep with the television on allnight long, too. We like the background noise. THe channel always is different, though we seemto often find ourselves with some sort of movie on. It doesn't matter much to me as i have my headphones in my ears listning to my iPod as i fall asleep.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
16 Jun 07
if we did, it would not matter which channel it was set to - as they all broadcast the exact same thing, no matter the time of day or day of the week. yes, we have 24/7/365 STATIC! :)
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
16 Jun 07
Hello,amyann16,i will not sleep with the TV on ,in fact,i will make sure i hav switched off the TV before i go to sleep.I do not like to sleep with some noises like conversations,but sometimes i will leave my laptop on and sleep with musics on.
@shan_ab (377)
• India
16 Jun 07
Hi, I never sleep with TV on, may be because my mother was so strict about this when I was small.. I also sleep pretty early. May be you also can try going to sleep at a particular time in the night with lights and TV off so that there is no light and sound. If we make it a habit, the quality of sleep might increase contributing to the overall health.