The Dreary Ongoing Battle in Our Homes
Most homes today have an ongoing discussion (be it between partners or parents and children) based on televisions being allowed into the bedroom.
The basic answer to this question is a definite NO…
Here are a few reasons why a television in a bedroom is not favorable to ones everyday living:
- Better Sleep: Watching TV disrupts sleep cycles; once you remove the TV from your bedroom you will begin to have a better sleep, in-turn providing you with a more productive day.
- More Conversation: The last few hours of the day is when families/partners should be discussing important or intimate aspects of the day – TV viewing eliminates this vital tool within a home.
- Unhealthy Children: Children with TV’s in their bedrooms score lower on tests in school; have sleep problems and a higher risk of being overweight. TV sets may be “replacing” parents, in terms of soothing, entertaining and educating; thus leading to isolation, poor development, lack of social skills and destruction of family life.
Essentially a television is not a “monster” appliance in our homes; it all comes down to the usage of it that defines the good and bad.
Choose TV positions in homes; viewing times and choices more wisely in order to enhance a fresher and better lifestyle.
From a design aspect of a television…there is a definite placement area for a TV and the bedroom and formal family areas are not it. It is most appropriate to keep a television concealed when not in use as to not detract from the aesthetic appeal of the surrounding area.