- More/Better sleep. Statistics that tell us Americans watch over 35 hours of television/week are the same statistics that make it clear the lure of the screen is just too strong to turn off. The temptation is too great... especially when we are tired. Not only does television in the bedroom keep us up later at night, but there are also studies that indicate watching television before bed actually disrupts sleep cycles. Removing the tv from your bedroom results in more sleep and better sleep… which means you’ll have a better rested, more productive day.
- What you think about first matters. Every morning begins with a clean slate and brand new opportunities. We would be wise to choose carefully who/what directs our morning thoughts rather than blindly allowing television producers to do it for us. After all, it sets the stage for the rest of the day.
- Lower Test Scores. Children with televisions in their bedrooms score lower on school tests and are more likely to have sleep problems. Also, having a television in the bedroom is strongly associated with being overweight and a higher risk for smoking.
Here are some of the top reasons why students need to kick the television out of their bedrooms right now:
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