Do You Leave Your Tv On While You Sleep At Night?

@elmiko (6642)
United States
July 31, 2009 1:07am CST
I use to do this but don't now. I use to do it when I was a kid as I would watch the show Quatum Leap as I was going to sleep. Now with so many channels with so much information going around i'm glad to have the peace with it off while sleeping.
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18 responses
@jeg2315 (198)
• United States
31 Jul 09
No. I always turn the TV off when I go to sleep. But one time I made the mistake of laying in bed while watching, and my lamp and TV stayed on the whole night until I woke up the next morning. I know I am a deep sleeper, but I didn't think I would sleep through the TV and all hah...
@elmiko (6642)
• United States
2 Aug 09
yeah that happens
@nehaagra (849)
• Singapore
31 Jul 09
No i don't. I can't sleep with any sort of disturbance pouring in. But yep , as a kid, i too used to fall asleep while watching TV. But now before going to my room ., i switch it off properly, from the plug point too, and then go to sleep..
@elmiko (6642)
• United States
2 Aug 09
i don't like any form of disturbance either. thats why i also where earplugs.
@gracie04 (4556)
• Philippines
31 Jul 09
I used to do that before but when i realized it's not practical to leave your tv open, i have stopped.. now, i just turn my tv off at night and sleep..
@elmiko (6642)
• United States
2 Aug 09
thanks for the response.
@roberten (3134)
• United States
31 Jul 09
elmiko, I more often then not fall asleep with the tv on. My intent is to watch a little tv before going to sleep but the tv ends up watching me, lol! I do prefer to sleep without it just works out that it is mostly the other way around. Of late I have started to turn off the tv whenever I go to bed because I fear I will just fall asleep anyway. I think this is providing me better sleep because I feel more rested when I awake.
@elmiko (6642)
• United States
2 Aug 09
thats an amusing way to say it.
• Japan
31 Jul 09
No, i rarely watch TV, i play computer, computer is so interesting,else, when TV has some funny channel, it doesn't come up at midnight, i fall in asleep is so early(laugh)
@elmiko (6642)
• United States
2 Aug 09
thanks for the response.
• India
3 Aug 09
We never keep our T.V on while going to sleep. It is not like we watch T.V while sleeping and we do not prefer keeping T.V in our bedrooms. We keep it in our living room and turn everything off when going to sleep. Moreover, it is also not advisable to go to bed watching T.V as it will activate your brain and you may not get a good night's sleep.
• Canada
3 Aug 09
I don't have a TV in my bedroom, so I don't fall asleep with the TV on. However, I do fall asleep listening to the radio at night. I like to fall asleep listening to the BBC World Service. I usually listen to the news around the world, and a few interesting documentaries before I go to sleep.
@suzzy3 (8449)
2 Aug 09
We do not have tvs in the bedrooms anymore,sometimes my son will watch his.As we want to save the planet and some money we turn everything off at night.It has been proved it is difficult to settle if you brain is working right up to the last minute before bed.I come off the computer half and hour before I go to bed or I cannot sleep.The brain needs to calm down before bed to relax.
@shazz282 (177)
• New Zealand
2 Aug 09
I use to do always leave the tv on at night, but now I find I just cant sleep, evertime I try to, I lend up watching the tv more & staying awake...lol Its a hugh distraction, plus the light from the tv would wake me so many times in the night, so now I turn it of. I enjoy the peace & quite & the darkness :o)
• Philippines
2 Aug 09
When I was in my elementary and high school years, I often rely on the television in order for me to sleep at night. It's like my lullaby before going to sleep. I usually forget to turn it off, and usually get scolded the next day by my parents for they told me I'm wasting electricity. For the past few years, I rely on the so-called Sleep Timer. Yeah, I still can't sleep without my television on. Maybe it's something I can't change. Thanks to sleep timer, I'm not scolded by my parents anymore.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
1 Aug 09
yup I do now as I fall asleep watching some thing and wake up to watch something else So glad I have a tv in my room!
@savypat (20248)
• United States
31 Jul 09
Ours is on but turned to music with no picture, this helps to keep the hound quite, with out it she hears every thing that goes on outside.
@suspenseful (40331)
• Canada
31 Jul 09
I turn the Tv on before we go to bed. It's a good thing it is not in the bedroom, and when we get one for the bedroom, I will make sure it is off. I usually dream about the tv sows. One time I was even on Lost Island, and there were pirates. plus I have a weird imagination so my brain would be overwhelmed if it was on all the time, not to mention it would be very boring.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
31 Jul 09
Yes as a matter of fact i do, usually all night.It puts me to sleep at night..Sometimes if i get up during the night i might turn it off....but it is always on when i sleep
@prinzcy (3068)
• Malaysia
31 Jul 09
I can't leave it on. Light from the television will wake me up during the night. I am sensitive to light and sound while sleeping, I need the darkness to keep me sleeping. Besides, I am trying to cut off some of the electricity bill. Leaving the television on is not a good idea.
@tutor19us (455)
• India
31 Jul 09
No I dont. I have an urge to save electricity so I always switch off electronic gadgets before I go to sleep. I switch off fasn, lights, and other gadgets that I dont require while I sleep.
@lealuvy2j (857)
• Philippines
31 Jul 09
tv - I suggest everyone should turn off and unplug their Televisions first before they go to sleep. It is more environment friendly and one can be more assured to have a good night sleep when it is turned off. :)
Sometimes I do and sometimes I don't but whenever I do leave the TV on before I sleep, I make sure first that I use the sleep button in the remote control wherein the TV will automatically turn off at your chosen time. However, it is only on standby which also consumes electricity so I suggest you just turn it off before you go to sleep.:)
@ucue2008 (926)
• Malaysia
31 Jul 09
I will not turn on my tv while I was sleeping because tv is in front of my bed and it will distract me if I'm sleeping as I like a peace and quite when I was sleeping, as even little light can distract my sleeping. happy mylotting