(Closed) TV in the bedroom??

posted 8 years ago in Home
  • poll: Do you have a TV in your bedroom?

    Yes, and I LOVE it!

    Yes, but I'd rather it not be there.

    No, and it doesn't bother me.

    No, but I'd like one in there.

  • Post # 3
    8882 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I had a TV in my room growing up and Darling Husband and I have one in there now. We had a similar issue recently though.

    Darling Husband needs a show/movie playing so he can go to bed. He’s always been that way. Whereas I like to go to bed in silence. We have a huge (47 inch) tv in our room that blares bright and I have trouble falling asleep when it’s on. We have argued many times about it, I didn’t think it was fair that I had to have trouble falling asleep every night.

    BUT recently Darling Husband bought himself a 7 inch tablet, so he props that up on his nightstand and keeps the volume low. Now I have no problems going to sleep.

    Maybe you can put the 2nd tv somewhere else and he can get a tablet or something when he wants to watch TV in the bedroom?

    Post # 4
    10451 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    We do, but honestly we don’t use it much. We watch the other two in the living rooms way more. 

    Post # 5
    977 posts
    Busy bee

    No.  Bedroom is for sex and sleep 🙂 


    Post # 6
    2417 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I don’t want one there but SO does. I have to inform him that the bedroom is only for two things as jmaze mentioned. I have a more difficult time falling asleep with the tv on.   

    Post # 7
    2103 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    We have one, but we didn’t always. We don’t have one in the living room because we have a big screen projector in there…it’s a bit overkill if you’re just watching a tv show, and it’s expensive to replace the light bulbs, so we really only use it for movies. I LOVE getting in my jammies and laying in bed with TV…but even when I did only have a TV i the living room, I hated sitting, I’ve always preferred lying down to watch TV.


    Post # 8
    1130 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I didn’t vote, because we have one, but I think it’s been used once in 1.5 years. I don’t mind it being there, but it’s really just for when he is out of town and I have trouble falling asleep. Honestly though, I just use my lap top for those purposes, so I don’t even use it then. I had a TV in my room growing up and love falling asleep to movies (actually, Fiance makes fun of me that I always fall asleep when the TV is on and I get comfy on the couch!). He can’t fall asleep with really any light at all.

    Post # 9
    3771 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We have one in the bedroom (because we had 2 tv’s when I moved in) We watch most of our TV in the living room, but I do like being able to watch tv in bed. To prevent the neck hurting from watching at odd angles I just stack up my pillows and sit up (while Darling Husband falls asleep since he gets up early) OR I use one of these things I’ve always called a ‘husband pillow’

    it’s nice so that we can both spread out and watch tv (since we don’t have a big couch yet) Plus if I’m sick I can just snuggle in bed and put a nice movie on! I also like how I’m not chilling out in the living room later at night by myself when Darling Husband wants to go to bed. I just go to the bedroom and finish watching my shows while Darling Husband falls asleep. He can fall asleep to anything. Me I have to have the TV OFF once I want to go to bed.

    Post # 10
    5950 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2018

    No television in our bedroom, ever.  That’s a sanctuary of quiet and peace.

    Post # 11
    1183 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Darling Husband and I agreed early on that our bedroom is only for sex and sleeping.

    Post # 12
    3063 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    We’ve never had one in our room and don’t want one. I’d rather have a bookshelf and/or fireplace in our room. 🙂

    Post # 13
    646 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We only had one TV when we moved into our house and it is in the living room. I loved that we agreed about not having one in our bedroom. I feel like it makes sleep (and sex) better and it also makes our home feel simpler, slower and promotes more time together. I’d like to get an iHome radio in there at sometime though, for when I’m putting away laundry or getting ready. 🙂

    However, when my husband is on night shift and I have trouble sleeping, I do use my iPad to watch some TV shows.

    Post # 14
    1668 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I have one in there right now, but we haven’t moved in together yet. I have a lot of trouble falling asleep alone and the sound is soothing. However, he’s moving in on March 1st and we have already decided it is LEAVING. Just like

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    @the boss of you:  said, sex and sleeping only!

    Post # 15
    1934 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We do, and we love it.  We watch the news/weather in the morning while getting ready, as well as winding down before bed.  I have to have it on to sleep, as well, and Darling Husband doesn’t mind.

    Post # 16
    1920 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    We used to have one and I never will again. As PP said, a bedroom is for sleep & sex and when we had a TV in our room both of those were disrupted.

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