TV’s In Childrens’ Bedrooms

TV’s In Childrens’ Bedrooms

Jackson Bruns, Author

Should children be allowed TV’S in their bedrooms through childhood as they grow to be more responsible?

Many adults believe that allowing TVs in children’s bedrooms can negatively affect their health. By allowing TVs and other devices into a bedroom, you can neutralize a place of relaxation and rest.

Studies have shown that TVs and other devices disrupt your sleep schedule and your circadian rhythm. Many screens project blue light which signals to your body that it is time to be awake, preventing you from being able to get any sleep. Enough blue light affects your melatonin production which makes it harder for someone to maintain sleep once they have gone to bed.

TVs in bedrooms can delay and minimize the amount of sleep one gets, which ultimately causes one’s mental and physical well-being to be more exhausted. In younger stages of life, it is important that children get the required amount of education, and without sleep, children are unable to follow healthy sleeping patterns.

Not only do TV and other devices affect and alter one’s sleep, with kids and teenagers being in their development phase, but they can also develop unhealthy sleeping habits. TVs in bedrooms can affect both the mental and physical state of one’s well-being.

Although studies and statistics may prove that TVs in bedrooms are unhealthy, many teenagers would prefer to have a device in their bedroom. Other studies have proven that a TV in a bedroom can increase comfort or relaxation, which ultimately relaxes both the mental and physical mind.

That said, with too much screen time or time watching TV, you may begin to feel isolated. In a 2015 study, it was proven that watching TV in a bedroom, can increase comfort in the brain, but over time will make you feel more isolated from family and friends.

With conflicting studies showing different results, it’s up to parents to decide. It has been proven that TVs in children’s bedrooms can negatively impact their mental and physical state by disrupting sleep schedules and creating bad habits for sleep schedules. But TVs can also increase comfort and momentarily eliminate the distress kids may be feeling.

Knowing the facts, what do you think?