This week's question is one that has been left open-ended since the dawn of time. Get ready for it.....Do you (or your bedfellow) watch tv while you are going to sleep? (Ok, so maybe not that trivial, but this has been a major disagreement since Peppy and I first got together.) Apparently since childhood he has always had the tv on when he goes down for the night, while I never, ever did. At first I didn't mind going to sleep with the tv on. Peppy knew that it annoyed me when I would have to get up in the middle of the night and turn the tv off, because I couldn't find the remote that was lost somewhere in the bed. Peppy sleeps so soundly that I can never wake him up anyway. I've tried. Many times. But back then I could still fall asleep with it turned on without a problem.
Now I just can't do it. I can be half asleep on the couch and we'll go upstairs and Peppy will turn the tv back on. And I'm wide awake. With the bedroom tv on, there is no hope. I think it might have to do with the size of the screen, and the fact that it's on my side of the room. It's so bright, that even with my eyes closed it looks like a fireworks display is going off.
I kind of think there is really no gray area with this one. People either go to sleep while watching tv in bed, or they don't.(Or maybe even the radio?) Which person are you? I hope I'm not the only heinous wife who whines about not wanting to hear/see the tv when they are trying to sleep. Maybe it's really not that big of a deal, and I'm the only one with a problem.
I remember being much younger and having a radio on my nightstand. I would listen to Rick Dees' top 40 countdown every Sunday night. For some reason I wanted so badly to be a person who slept through the night while the radio was playing. There was some movie character who always slept with the radio on, and I must have thought they were cool. I'm so glad I don't have to relive my adolescence. That was a really weird time.
The only time that I've actually enjoyed having a tv in the bedroom was when the boys were babies. There were a lot of late night infomercials watched. Other than that, a tv in the bedroom isn't doing much for me. (But I do need some sort of white noise. We generally have a standing fan turned on.)