While watching TV i will get sleep

@Jotomy (6343)
India
May 16, 2010 12:06pm CST
I have an habit of sleeping while watching TV in the night. Some times i will getup very late night and switch off, till then it will be running. This habit i have from my childhood. My father and my husband also will scold me for this. What about you? Share with me.
13 responses
• Philippines
16 May 10
but it is a bad idea! please do conserve energy for mother nature and for your electricity bill XD. but if it is a habit from your childhood, it could be changed through not using the television again. I never tried doing that trick, but my father does a lot and with that i will become angry to him too for watching the TV without looking at it instead he sleeps :D
16 May 10
i do agree with you on this point but its not always easy to break such a habit as i reckon its more of a phycological habit really.
@Jotomy (6343)
• India
17 May 10
Hi uchihaseymour, i tried to change my habit, some times i will fail. Late night if i get up then i will switch off and sleep. Some times my husband will switch off. Otherwise TV will get heat and may spoil. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice time.
• India
21 May 10
Well, I don't have a habit of TV, but I seldom leave lights or fan switched on and sleep. They go unnoticed till morning, which is the reason for high electric bills! But yeah, I am working hard to get rid of that carelessness!
@Jotomy (6343)
• India
21 May 10
Hi keep_onwatch, it is good to hear that you don't have an habit of watching TV. But keep a little time to watch TV also, you will get lot of information through News and knowledge too through some channels. Thanks for sharing, have a wonderful time.
@gracie04 (4555)
• Philippines
17 May 10
Yes, I have the habit of falling asleep whilst watching television at night.. i remember myself switching it off 6 in the morning. yay! the tv's been helping me to fall asleep easily but i know it is not a good habit at all.. it consumes a lot of electricity! good thing, i have learned how to stop doing it.. i am paying for the electricity bill so i really have to make a way to stop.. :)
@Jotomy (6343)
• India
18 May 10
Hi gracie, It is good to stop sleeping without switching off TV, i also want to change my habit. Let see whats happens. Thanks for your response. Have a nice day.
• China
17 May 10
That's a very bad habit. I think you should not do that any more. It is bad for your body and your health. Maybe you need some hi-tech machine to help you. Or make a schedule,such as the time you watch tv, the time you go to bed. It's easy to get sleep when watching tv, but it is really bad for your body. Imagin when your children watching you doing this ,they may follow. That is a very bad example for the kids. So try to be a good example!
@Jotomy (6343)
• India
18 May 10
Hi amyiceman, i always try to change it but i am failing, actually i will watch TV after all go to sleep. Some times i will set the timer so that it will automatically switch off. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful time.
• United States
17 May 10
I tend to fall asleep with the light on or the computer on. My dad would also scold me and tell me to stop wasting electricity. Now, that I live in my own apartment I try to conserve energy, except when I'm sleeping. I have to keep the light on, so my eyes don't get messed up when I'm on the computer. Also the light tends to keep away the bad people. =P
@Jotomy (6343)
• India
18 May 10
Hi eddyspaghetti, our parents will not allow us to waste the resources, they always wants to utilize the resources in a good manner. That is why my father and my husband also tells me to switch off all and go to sleep. I didn't agree as bad people but bad habit rather. Thanks for your response. Have a nice day.
@GardenGerty (96708)
• Marion, Kansas
17 May 10
I used to do that a lot, but I do not anymore. You do not rest as well when you do this.
@Jotomy (6343)
• India
17 May 10
Hi GardenGerty, yeah some people will not get rest if they watch TV, they will going on watch TV through the night if they like that program. Next day will feel sleepy, then work will get disturbed. I also want to change my habit so that it will not be disturbance to others. Thanks a lot. Have a wonderful day.
@monkeylong (3147)
• Guangzhou, China
17 May 10
As far as I am concerned, I think I seldom fall asleep while I am watching a TV . Just for I am a TV lover who will usually watch the TV for so long a time without a rest at all.For me, I usually watch a variety of Tv programs . But sometimes I think I will fallasleep when the time I am watching TV with so tired body, I think I may fall asleep soon.
@Jotomy (6343)
• India
17 May 10
Hi monkeylong, it is a good habit. My husband has this. He too watch whatever he likes the program and switch off TV and then go to bet. He is so systemic. But i am not like that. I try to change my habit now. Thanks for your response. Have a nice day.
@Steinway (312)
• United States
17 May 10
I do the same thing. My thing is curling up on the couch with the tv on and me curled up under some throw. I get too comfortable and then next thing I know I'm in dreamland. Then I wake up, usually by the satellite kicking off at a weird hour. Then, I do go to my bed.
@Jotomy (6343)
• India
17 May 10
Hi Steinway, i sometimes set timer so that it will automatically switch off. Thanks for your response. Have a nice day.
@tuyakiki (3026)
• India
16 May 10
I have seen many people having these habit,or rather to be specific,a bad habit.. Even my mom does that quiet often. Its better to switch it off while you are feeling sleepy. It saves power and lower your electricity bill. My sleeping habit is quiet different. I cannot sleep well if thee is a single bit of noise. I find it very uncomfortable.
@Jotomy (6343)
• India
17 May 10
Hi tuyakiki, even my sister is same as you are, she wants no noise. She can't sleep if there is a noise but i am not like, if i slept thats it, if noise is there also i will sleep. Thanks for your response. Have a nice day.
@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
16 May 10
hi jotomy what is it that sends some of us off to sleep even when we start to watch our favorite program. My son would come home from some late work at his job, and chuckle, wouldn't you be more comfortable in bed,mom? And I will be darned, I shut the TV off, get in bed and would you not know,I am now wide awake?So I sneak back out turn the TV on low and watch it til I again fall asleep. then wake up and turn the thing off and go to bed and to sleep.
@Jotomy (6343)
• India
17 May 10
Hi Hatley, i always feel bad that my husband or my father will switch off TV, but i don't know i will get sleep while watching some good movie or some program related to women. I usually watch it in the night after finishing off my work. I will be free only at that time. Coz all the day time i will busy with the household work or some other work, and my husband wants to watch News & sports and my son wants to watch Cartoons then where is the chance of watching our choice of program so i will watch at night but i will get sleep. Thanks for sharing, have a wonderful day.
@parveen86 (101)
16 May 10
i can normally sleep well but on weekends my husband doesnt fininsh work till midnight and thats when i dont get any sleep at all, so i need the t.v as a background noise just so that i can sleep.its just the feeling of someone else with me i suppose
@Jotomy (6343)
• India
17 May 10
Hi parveen, as you said it is a psychological habit i will agree, some times i feel so lazy to switch off TV and i will request my husband. It is true if i am alone, when my husband go for a champ i will switch on my TV, so that i will sleep nicely thinking that there is somebody with me. Since i have a son now, that habit little gone. Still i try to change my habit. Thanks for your response. Have a nice time.
• Philippines
16 May 10
I also have that habit especially when I am alone in the house. I guess I just want to hear something while I fall asleep. What I do is I put my T.V. on a timer so that it will automatically turn off. Usually I set it to sleep in about 2 hours, I will be sound asleep by then.
@Jotomy (6343)
• India
17 May 10
Hi ritsuizero, this is also one of the good think to adjust timer. Yeah it will automatically will turn off and it will save your picture tube life also power. Thanks for your sharing. Have a wonder day.
• United States
16 May 10
I can't sleep with the tv on at all. It will keep me up at night. I watch tv online and that is great. I shut it off when I am ready to sleep.
@Jotomy (6343)
• India
17 May 10
Hi there, it is a good habit to shut it off before go to bed. Most of the people will do like that, but i am not. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice time.