Keeping TV on while sleeping = Depression??

  1. Wow! While I always knew keeping the TV on was never a great thing, I think this may be causing some of my issues here... I like to watch TV before bed, so now I'm going to use a sleep timer so it turns off within an hour or so. I do have depression and as many of you may know, I recently posted a thread about being tired all the time. Well I ALWAYS sleep with the TV on! Here's a link to the article. What do you all think?
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  3. by   caliotter3
    I learned on my own that sleeping with the TV or radio on meant I would be tired and cranky the next day with a good dose of intense anxiety to boot. I almost never do it unless I fall asleep with it on by mistake.
  4. by   tokmom
    My dh and the D isn't dear in this issue, will fall asleep with the tv on. I have been turning it off for years. Don't even get me started...

    I do agree. On the nights it is off at a human hour he is more pleasant (and so am I). It's left on all night, it doesn't feel like a true sleep.
  5. by   DizzyLizzyNurse
    I love sleeping with the TV or music on. I sleep better actually.
  6. by   Fancy84
    hmm this definitely does not apply to everyone. I'm very prone to nightmares so I have to sleep with my t.v on!! if anyone turns off my t.v i wake up instantly and cannot go to sleep unless it is on!!...i'm yet to suffer from depression lol
  7. by   That Guy
    I used to have to sleep with the TV on because the ex girlfriend thought the room was too dark without it....
  8. by   tokmom
    Quote from DizzyLizzyNurse
    I love sleeping with the TV or music on. I sleep better actually.
    I have a white noise machine that I love for that reason. It drowns out the tv!
  9. by   EmergencyNrse
    Quote from DizzyLizzyNurse
    I love sleeping with the TV or music on. I sleep better actually.
    I got rid of my TV back in '06 but sleep with music on.
    Just a little background music to drown out all the crazy
    noises around the house or the neighborhood. Sleep like
    a newborn puppy...
  10. by   CarolinaGirl1112
    I used to sleep with the TV on, but read about how horrible it was for you. Now if I need to really relax and drown out other noises, I go to the RainyMood website. (I would post the link, but I don't know if it would be considered advertising) Anyway, it's a 30-minute loop of rain noises. Sometimes, if I'm feeling extra fancy, I'll also pull up a Youtube video of a fire burning in a fireplace and make it fullscreen. I am a dork, lol.
  11. by   creative scholar
    raindrop music, fireplaces, relaxing the auditory and visual senses. sounds very relaxing i may try this...i am also unusual lol
  12. by   JM RN
    I sleep with the tv on plus the air conditioner (for The noise even when it's cold) plus a white noise machine lol n I can't have it any other way!
  13. by   SweetheartRN
    I have to sleep in silence or as close to it as I can get.
  14. by   ~Mi Vida Loca~RN
    When I was a lot younger I slept with the TV on, for many years now though I need it to be completely dark to sleep and usually I will have my Ipod playing in the background.

    I usually have lights off too unless I need them off. In fact another perk to night shift is turning off the lights. My friends always make fun of me that I live in a bat cave!