I'm certain this is a common debate among couples. I grew up with having a television in my bedroom, I had to if I ever wanted to watch any shows that I liked. My parents are huge tv buffs and spend much of their time (sadly) in front it. When I first moved in with my SO, it wasn't an issue &mdash there was to be no tv in the bedroom.
I was completely fine with that. All through college I didn't have cable television, and even when I moved in with roommates after graduation, the cable couldn't be hooked up in my bedroom so my tv just sat there. It seemed natural when we moved in together to only have one TV in the house &mdash in the living room.
Lately, maybe it's because I work from home and spend a lot of time here, I've been entertaining the idea of a tv in our bedroom, especially on days like today. It's rainy, the air conditioning is pumping and it'd be really nice to lay in bed, watch TV and work. Or, a few weeks ago I was coming down with a cold and really wanted to watch a movie while I was waiting for the Nyquil to kick in. Sure our couch is comfortable, but it's just not the same as our bed.
Let's clear one thing up though, I may want the tv in our bedroom, but I would absolutely 110% never sleep with it on. I've always been really great about realizing when I'm tired and turning the TV off before I fall asleep. I've read countless articles on how detrimental to your sleep the TV can be. With that said, I just can't shake this tv in the bedroom desire.
Maybe it'll pass (I'm hoping it does), or maybe my SO will finally warm up to the idea. What do you think? Do you have a television in your bedroom?
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