Mia Shulman, Acting Managing Editor
Thursday, January 31, 2013 1:00 PM EDT
It's normally not in my nature to question what people do in their bedroom, but I'm dying to know...do you or don't you watch TV in bed?
There was a time when specific rooms had a specific purpose. You cooked in the kitchen, you dined in the dining room, you bathed in the bathroom and you went to bed in the bedroom. Nowadays, kitchens are used as living rooms, bathrooms have fireplaces and bedrooms, well, bedrooms can moonlight as offices, TV rooms and, on the rare occasion when one's feeling particularly defiant of health codes, even dining rooms.
As indulgent as it may be to curl up in bed and be lulled to sleep by the voices of British real estate agents touring hopeful buyers on House Hunters International, I can't imagine it's doing anything to improve our circadian rhythm, not to mention the decor of the room. But at the same time, I've always believed that your bedroom should be your sanctuary, a room that's personal and comfortable, and if that includes a television, is that so wrong?
So, do you have a television in your bedroom? If so, has it had a negative impact on your sleep? And what are your favourite bedtime shows? Share your thoughts in the comments below!