Why The TV Should Stay Out Of The Bedroom

Oct 28, 2013 | Feng Shui 101



One of the more emotional uproars I hear from clients and readers has to do with removing the beloved television from the bedroom. “But…You don’t understand… I need this to sleep…”

You definitely don’t need a TV to sleep. If  we did need TV to sleep, we would have been extinct as a species long before the TV was invented!  That said,  I understand that we all have emotional connection to routines.  I thought perhaps if I shed a little more light on the TV/ Bedroom situation you may rethink it for yourself! 

Why you might consider taking the TV out of your bedroom…

tv 1. TV can be hypnotic.  And not hypnotic in a positive way.  Frequent TV watching can cause frontal lobe development issues in kids.  In adults, it acts as a form of brainwashing.   It’s no wonder that binge TV viewing is on the rise, as people cram their addictions into blocks of time on Hulu, Netflix and the like, shutting out the world.  I have binge watched TV, and the affects are not fun.

2. What is your life about if the first thing you see when you wake up is a TV ?  I am going to leave that question open-ended and let you decide!

3.  TV late at night  interrupts your sleep cycles. Actually, so does the Internet!  From Dr Oz’s blog,  Kulreet Chaudhary, M.D. writes: “Both of these activities are stimulating to the mind and significantly impair the secretion of melatonin due to the strong light they emit.”   We need restful sleep for our immune system, our overall health, our mental well being and even our genetic expression!

4. TV blocks intimacy. You know, this is where I get the most push-back from people.  If you are sleeping with a TV, well, that’s not really promoting conversation with a partner… or sex.  In fact, some studies have shown that couples with TV in the bedroom overall (*this may not be you) have sex 50% less than those without a TV in there. Hm. That’s a compelling amount of less sex!

5. TV emits EMF rays. Even if the TV is off but plugged in, it is emitting EMF rays.  EMF rays can cause nervous system and autoimmune problems, anxiety, sleep disorders and… well, it’s not good. You can read more about limiting exposure to EMF rays right HERE.  

So, we’ve covered your sleep, your heath, your mental well-being, your sex life, intimacy and love. Is there anything else I can say to convince you that a TV can go in another room of your home?!  Wishing you tons of wellness!  xoxo Dana


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  1. Vivian

    I have a TV in my bedroom,but we seldom watch it and it is, most of the time, unpluged.
    Does it sitll need to be out from my bedroom?
    Still,My husband will be very very mad if I remove the TV.

    • danaclaudat

      unplugged isn’t nearly as bad! 🙂

  2. Vivian

    Thank you for advice ! I love reading your blogs and I love your book!!



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