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Sleeping with the TV: here are the negative effects

by | Sep 8, 2022 | Wellness | 0 comments


We all know that the TV plays an important role in our daily lives. It is used to entertain us, educate us and even help us relax. However, the TV can also have a negative effect on you if you watch it too much. In this article, we will discuss how sleeping with the TV can affect your health and give some tips on how to avoid these problems!

There are many negative effects of sleeping with the TV on.

And there are many negative effects of sleeping with the TV on.

Here are just a few of them:

  • It can cause sleep disorders.
  • It affects your brain and cognitive ability.
  • Disrupts quality sleep and makes you fat!

In this article, I’m going to go over some more serious health concerns that may affect people who sleep with the TV on regularly, such as cognitive problems and increased exposure to electromagnetic radiation.

There are many other serious health concerns that may cause you to worry about sleeping with the TV on. I’ve covered some of those in this article and will continue to add more as I find them. If you want to learn more about the negative effects of sleeping with the TV on, then read on.

It can cause sleep disorders.

The next morning, you may find yourself feeling groggy and disoriented. You may also experience sleep paralysis, a condition where your body can’t move but your mind is awake. The result: A terrifying feeling of being unable to move or speak—a sensation that can last up to several minutes.

Additionally, if you’re like me and tend to fall asleep while watching TV on your laptop or tablet. The light coming off these screens could be disrupting melatonin production in our bodies. Melatonin is important for regulating our circadian rhythms and keeping us healthy when we sleep.

So, how can you avoid falling asleep with your devices on? One option is to turn off all screens two hours before bedtime. If that seems impossible for you, here are some other ways to help yourself stay awake:

Sleeping with the TV can affect your brain.

  • Your brain can be affected by television.
  • You may become addicted to the TV, which is bad for your overall health and lifestyle. Television watching has been linked to depression, anxiety, aggression, and obesity.
  • TV reduces your time reading books that stimulate your mind and help you learn new things about yourself or the world around you.
  • When you are watching TV, it can cause you to miss out on other activities such as exercising or interacting with other people in person.

It disrupts quality sleep.

Theoretically, you should be able to sleep just as well without the TV on. There are even some people who find that their sleep is better when they don’t have a television in their bedroom.

But this isn’t the case for everyone. Many people have trouble sleeping with the TV on because it can be too stimulating or distracting. This is especially true if you watch shows or movies that contain fast-paced action and sounds. Like an action movie with lots of explosions or a suspenseful horror movie with loud music and sudden screams. These types of media are designed to keep you awake and engaged. This means they’re going to do exactly what they’re supposed to do: keep your mind active instead of letting it rest during sleep time!

The best way to avoid this is by watching shows that are non-stimulating. This means avoiding action movies and thrillers, as well as any show that has an energetic soundtrack. Instead, try watching something quiet like an old sitcom or a nature documentary—both of which will help calm your mind before bedtime.

If you find that your sleep is still being disrupted by the TV, it’s time to remove it from your bedroom entirely. This way, you won’t be tempted to stay up late watching shows or movies and will be able to fall asleep faster when bedtime rolls around.

Does sleeping with the TV on make you fat?

According to a study published in the journal Appetite, people who watched TV for more than three hours per day were more likely to be overweight or obese than those who watched less time. This is because when you’re awake and active, your body needs energy from food. When you sleep, however, your body burns this energy as fuel for repairing tissues and muscles—so if you sleep with the TV on (or have a late-night snack), your body won’t burn that extra energy off at night.

The good news is that there are ways to make sure that this doesn’t happen! To get the best results, try turning off the TV at least two hours before bedtime so that your body has enough time to burn through any excess calories it might have taken in while watching one of our favorite shows (and make sure they’re not too sugary either!).

The next time you’re craving a sugary snack or even a glass of wine, consider that eating too much can lead to weight gain. In fact, researchers have found that people who eat between three and five servings of fruits and vegetables per day are about 30 percent less likely to be overweight than those who don’t eat enough veggies!

It can cause cognitive problems.

The more time you spend in front of the TV, the more likely it is that you’ll have issues with your attention span, memory, language skills and problem solving abilities. This is because TV watching has been shown to increase a person’s levels of dopamine—a neurotransmitter that helps regulate the brain’s reward and pleasure centers. The more dopamine gets released in your brain, the greater influence it will have on shaping how we experience life. For example: if someone is constantly being rewarded by watching shows on TV (think about all those ads!), their tolerance for rewards will go up over time and they’ll need even bigger ones later down the road like gambling or drugs. As if we needed another reason to avoid gambling!

The bottom line is that TV can be a very powerful tool if used in the right way—but if you’re looking to improve your attention span and memory, it’s probably not the best option. You might even consider reading more books instead!

It increases your exposure to electromagnetic radiation

The dangers of electromagnetic radiation are not well understood. It’s not that we don’t know what it is, but rather that we do not fully understand the long-term effects it can have on our bodies, which is why many health experts advise people to limit their exposure.

Electromagnetic radiation surrounds us in many forms, including radio waves and microwaves. We are exposed to them every day: while they go mostly unnoticed in most cases (you don’t think “my laptop is giving me cancer” when you’re typing away at 10pm), they can still affect your sleep cycle—in particular if you’re sleeping with the TV on.

The best thing to do is to minimize your exposure. Try to keep the area where you sleep free of electromagnetic radiation, and if possible, turn off any devices that use it before going to bed. If you must leave them on overnight, put them as far away from your head as possible (ideally in another room).


After reading this article, hopefully you’ve learned more about sleeping with the TV on. Not only is it not good for you. But it can also have negative effects on your relationship with your partner and children. If you’re worried about sleep quality or have no other choice but to use the TV as a form of entertainment while trying to fall asleep.

Try these tips instead: read a book before bedtime or take a bath with lavender oil (both great ways to relax).

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