There have been words of caution about the affects of television on sleep pretty much since television watching became a popular pastime. These concerns, however, have grown recently. There is certainly more television programming available these days than there was even 10 years ago, and with the popularity of DVRs you can even watch recordings of your favorite shows in the middle of the night. Additionally, sleep scientists tell us that the blue light emitted from televisions and computer screens can actually cause confusion in your body’s internal clock. Since many homes these days have some kind of computer or TV screen in every room, it’s hard to imagine we get any sleep at all.
Here are some simple tips to ensure that the TV isn’t causing you and your family to lose sleep: