This question came up on my online mommy group. TVs in your kids' bedrooms...yes or no? What if they go to sleep easier with a TV on? What if it's to relax and unwind and then go to sleep?
My two cents...
No, no, no. Not for any reason, ever. There have been countless studies that have proven how electronic usage (including watching TV) right before bed has negative effects on proper, restorative sleep. TV is a stimulant and interferes with your body's natural tendency to slow down and prepare for sleep. These early years especially, I'm trying to form healthy and positive sleep associations.
So, if you said no to my question, do YOU have a TV in your room? Why or why not? We're a no, no, no, on that one too. I think the bedroom should be for sleeping, talking, reading and ummm...(!). I find if I watch a movie on the laptop in bed, I sleep horribly. If I'm texting on my phone right up until I turn off the lights, I sleep horribly. Studies have shown that our brains continue trying to process what we were just exposed to electronically. So, our bedroom is the oasis.
Curious to hear what you think!