Do you think having a tv in the bedroom is bad?

United States
August 15, 2009 6:51pm CST
Do you think having a tv in the bedroom is bad? I've heard that it isn't a good thing whatsoever. I have heard that it doesn't help relationships and can disrupt your sleeping patterns? We personally have a tv in the bedroom, we don't feel that it disrupts anything in our lives. We like to watch tv together while laying in bed or sometimes watch a movie or something like that. What do you think on the issue?
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@Preciousgem (1184)
• Philippines
16 Aug 09
I think television is not bad, if you put it in your bedroom, because you feel relax and sleepy when you watch it in your bedroom, if your watching are not put in real life just for being fun, you can talk it about the show that you watch, and you can have a bonding time, in terms of watching games show, mental game, like song, and comedy show, to have and interaction to each other.
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15 Aug 09
This is exactly the the reason why I don't have a TV in my room. I'm afraid that if I put a television in my room, I'll be encouraged to stay in there all day, locked up in one place.
• United States
16 Aug 09
LOL, the tv actually makes me sleepy sometimes. If I'm laying down I fall asleep pretty easily. I can't just lay down in bed all day and not move, not my type of thing, I like be on the couch if I'm going to be sitting, it's much more comfortable when I'm on my laptop while mylotting :-)
• United States
16 Aug 09
ME TOO! ME TOO! I know that if I had that TV in the bedroom,it would way too easy to stay in there a lot longer of the mornings and hit the bed a lot earlier. You know virusxtreme24, I heard that laying in bed too long will actually make you feel worse than not enough time in bed. Well I already feel lazy, and I don,t need to add to that.
@pupupd (1516)
• India
16 Aug 09
I would love to have a TV in my bedroom. Because I am not allowed to watch my favorite shows and movies on the common TV, so I just wish I could have my own TV set. May be you are a big TV watcher thats why you get hooked to it for a long time. I will not spend entire day watching TV in my room, I rather spend the entire day in front of PC, which is not good as well. My parents keep telling me to come in main hall and chat with them, I seldom do that.
• India
16 Aug 09
i some ways having a tv in the bedroom is bad other way it is good,, but mostly it is bad specially for childred if they have a tv in their bedroom then they will become lazy and will not do good in studies .. and if we have a only tv in the comman room then it will unite the family when they are watching a common interest movies or show.. but it can also result into conflicts if the interests do not match...
• United States
16 Aug 09
Yeah, I think my parents would've gone crazy if we didn't have our own tvs in our bedrooms. My parents rule was that we couldn't get a tv until our 10th birthday. I liked having my own tv, I could watch whatever I wanted when I wanted to. My parents didn't really mind when we watched tv as long as we were able to get up for school the next morning and had our homework done.
@lazeebee (5466)
• Malaysia
16 Aug 09
We had a tv in our bedroom for umpteen years. It's more convenient, as we often have the tv on timer, so that it would switch off if we fall asleep during the show or movie. It's better than watching tv in the living room downstairs, and then having to drag ourselves upstairs to bed.
• United States
16 Aug 09
I agree, even though we don't have an upstairs and we are in a little apartment, it's just nice if you fall asleep while watching tv you don't have to go from the couch to the bedroom...we have ours set on a timer as well. I do find that it's easier to fall asleep with the tv on for some reason. I've always been that way.
• United States
16 Aug 09
Well I think the reason why they think that it is bad for adults and their relationship is because when a tv isn't in there, it is JUST them, and one of them doesn't have an excuse to do something else instead of cuddle or have s3x, or even just spend time talking. I think when there is one in there, subconciously you want to watch it, and don't think about the other special things that people normally do with their significant other, which I think will account to problems in the relationship.
• United States
16 Aug 09
I think it really depends on the couple because having the tv in our bedroom doesn't seem to affect my boyfriend and my relationship. If we want to watch tv we do, if we want to do something else, then the tv doesn't go on at all.
@nzl8343 (50)
• China
16 Aug 09
I do not have a tv in my bedroom,however,i think it is a good idea.If we have a tv in my room we can sit and watch a little tv together before we go to sleep.It is sure to go to sleep more quikly.Good way to my news in morning time while getting dress instead of trying to blast the speaker on another tv some where in the house so you can hear.
• United States
16 Aug 09
LOL yeah I agree...I like to have the tv on when I'm getting ready in the morning in my bedroom. I personally like to have noise all the time, whether it's the radio or the tv, doesn't matter if I'm paying attention to it or not.
@gossipzz (500)
• Canada
16 Aug 09
I don't think their should be a tv in the bedroom. The bedroom should be a place for rest. It is a place for you and your partner should not have any distraction if it is to talk or a little romance. It kills the mood. I you need tv to get in the mood will I think your partner should do the job. For children it is a no. Children should be watched while they watch tv. This will interupt there sleep. And when you say time out go to your room. Oh yes of course.
• United States
16 Aug 09
Yeah my parents use to send us kids to our rooms yet we had tvs...lol so it really wasn't a punishment whatsoever. And I don't think the tv ruins a romantic mood, if you are in that mood just don't turn on the tv. My parents use to let us watch basically whatever we wanted on tv...the only show I can ever remember my mom telling us kids we couldn't watch was ren and stimpy on nickolodeon...
@his0yir (258)
16 Aug 09
I know that any electronic product can disperse certain level of radiation, and the size of the bedroom is usually fully covered but its range. Some people sleep ok with computers on all night in their rooms, but I don't think it is a good long term practice. TV has same effect and it usually distractes people from creating quality time with family. There are also researches about the effect of using computers or watching TV before going to bed: it stirs up your brainwave and makes you less capable of having good quality sleep (you still fall into sleep but it is not deep). The best way is to keep TV away from bedroom, or at least away from where you want to have a good night sleep. So experts said. (Though I am still mylotting in front of computer before going to bed. Haha.)
• United States
16 Aug 09
LOL. We keep our computers on all night and I've always had a tv in my bedroom growing up, ever since I was 10 when I was allowed to have one. My boyfriend and I usually don't have trouble sleeping but when we do we know it's our mattress because we really need a new one. Watching tv helps me actually fall asleep, I'll lay down and watch some tv and I will find myself falling asleep pretty easily, I don't know why but if I lay down with the tv on I'm out like a light within 10-20 minutes. LOL
• United States
16 Aug 09
I don't think it's bad to have a TV in the bedroom. Sometimes you just need to lay there and watch TV. As long as you don't spend the whole day in bed watching TV, having a TV in the bedroom it a great way to relax.
• United States
16 Aug 09
I completely agree with you, it helps relax you before you go to sleep.
@vathsala30 (3728)
• India
9 Mar 10
I do not think having a TV in the bedroom is bad. In fact I have placed my TV in my bed room only for my convenience. Just lying in the comfort of my bed, I will watch the TV programmes and when I feel sleepy, I will retire. Actually if any friend of my hubby or son comes home, and converses with my hubby or children we need not feel disturbed and loose our programme. We can watch it and enjoy our favourite programmes sitting in our bed room itself
@Hatley (164239)
• Garden Grove, California
16 Aug 09
yes I do as a bedroom should be for sleeping in not watching television. keep it in the living room. bedroom is for making' love and sleeping. or computer using. reading is okay but tv disrupts sleep patterns.watch it in your living room and sleep buch better.
@cbjones (1156)
• United States
16 Aug 09
Television becomes a problem for those who become defendant on it. It's too convenient for people to blame the inanimate object for their bad sleeping habits, or poor social and relationship experiences. Having the television in your bedroom isn't bad. Not knowing when to turn it off is though.
• India
16 Aug 09
Having a tv in the bedroom is more wise as you can spend more time with your spouse watching tv. You can have both - the company of the spouse and also watch tv. I would say it will enhance the relationship as there will be no other person while you watch tv. If the tv was in the living room you will have to miss the company of your spouse who may not prefer to watch tv along with others in the family. Some people feel it is bad and again it is a matter of preferences. I personally feel it is good to have tv in the bedroom. Happy mylotting.
@srganesh (6345)
• India
16 Aug 09
No!I don't think like that.In fact it is the right place to have our tv so that we will not disturb others and sometimes it is good to set the sleep timer and watch some favorite tv programs before sleeping.Ask me,I will tell,the worst place to have a tv is in the main room.We don't respect the guests in the desire to watch our favorite programs.Cheers!
@mermaidivy (15404)
• United States
16 Aug 09
I never had a TV in my bedroom, only my parents' bedroom, I dont' think it is a bad thing, I think I am not those kind of people that I need the TV noise to fall asleep, I will turn it on and watch it when there is some interesting program but I don'twatch it overnight. I don't particularly care for it anyway because I don't have a TV at home right now.
@jpso138 (7863)
• Philippines
16 Aug 09
I have heard about this too. But I don't think there is something wrong with these. We have a tv in our bedroom and from time to time we watch movie together. Sometimes lying down or sitting in bed. My wife and I find it relaxing and enjoyable. Well, perhaps to others it could hamper the sleeping pattern. But we always set a time when the tv should be turned off.
@patofgold23 (5075)
• Philippines
16 Aug 09
it helps me get to sleep... so i kinda need it
@busibee (187)
• United States
16 Aug 09
There is nothing wrong with having a TV in the bedroom... after all, it is very fun to watch TV in bed! I don't have one in my bedroom because I wouldn't be able to fall asleep (for some reason when I did I wouldn't turn it off). For many couples it may pose a problem, but if so, take it out. Right? XOXO Busie
@meapas (2433)
• India
16 Aug 09
I don't think it is bad. This makes bonding stronger. In your privacy you can share a lot without disturbing the rest of the family.
@zhuhuifen46 (3485)
• China
16 Aug 09
It is not a bad thing if you can well control yourself. One TV set is never enough for a family. When i have different interest, i would watch in a separate room. But addiction to tv is causing eye problems, esp. when lying in bed for long.