Reading VS TV before bed

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Reading VS TV before bed

Badass Badass 03/28/2012

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Badass Badass
what do you do right before bed
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js250 , sktb0007 , Airen Wolf , wildorchid , Rossie , underHim , corsetsaurus rex , slynch , BiJess , MistressDandelion , jmex83 , spunkmonkey , Zombirella , Kithara , ksparkles16 , Do emu , Trepier , wetone123 , TransMarc , ViVix , RomanticGoth , Ciao. , Various , LavenderSkies , Clubbinseals , married with children , scaredlittleboy , VelvetDragon , darthkitt3n , curious kitten , potstickers , bayosgirl
32  (34%)
Total votes: 95
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js250 js250
Both...it depends on how I am feeling at bedtime and if I have a new book. I go through them so fast!!
03/28/2012
FemmeFlo FemmeFlo
Watching TV/surfing the internet/staring at a screen has been shown to make it harder to go to sleep because of the light in your eyes. That said, I have my own before-bed routine, but I'm not sharing.
03/28/2012
hjtee hjtee
I find if I'm reading I will stay up way later.
03/28/2012
sktb0007 sktb0007
I play Sudoku on my Ipad because I'm nerdy like that lol
03/28/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Badass
what do you do right before bed
I usually talk to the guys, have sex or masturbate
03/28/2012
wildorchid wildorchid
Honestly, masturbate
03/28/2012
Rossie Rossie
Surfing the Eden forum!
03/28/2012
powerandintent powerandintent
I tend to read a lot before bed.
03/28/2012
Tangles Tangles
I like to read and watch TV at the same time.
03/28/2012
padmeamidala padmeamidala
Quote:
Originally posted by Badass
what do you do right before bed
watch tv but sometimes I read too
03/28/2012
LAndJ LAndJ
Internet most often, but reading over TV
03/28/2012
underHim underHim
Both. I read a book while listening to tv. I have add and need multiple things to occupy my brain
03/28/2012
corsetsaurus rex corsetsaurus rex
We watch TV sometimes until the more restless of us gets sleepy, or read to one another. Then when the lights go out we talk until one of us falls asleep. The sleepy-chatter feels so intimate and nice, and it's one of my favorite parts of being with my man. When I was single or in other couples I'd read or play video games until passing out (or in college, write lab-reports #_#).
03/28/2012
calliope calliope
Both actually it depends on how tired I am.
03/28/2012
slynch slynch
I do both.
03/28/2012
buzz buzz
I'm watching dilbert right now
03/28/2012
jmex83 jmex83
Quote:
Originally posted by Badass
what do you do right before bed
usually i just fall asleep on my recliner watching a movie. my wife will wake me up and throw me in bed lol
03/28/2012
spunkmonkey spunkmonkey
It all depends on how much time I have.
03/28/2012
Secret Pleasure Secret Pleasure
usually tv
03/29/2012
GONE! GONE!
TV!
03/29/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
Both, it just depends on how I'm feeling or if one way isn't working.
03/29/2012
Kithara Kithara
I tend to use my computer a lot before bed.
03/29/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
Both...it depends on my mood
03/29/2012
Undead Undead
Quote:
Originally posted by Badass
what do you do right before bed
I watch TV
03/29/2012
indiglo indiglo
I'll web surf, watch some Netflix, etc. Sometimes I'll read instead, just depends on what books I've got and how I'm feeling.
03/29/2012
Trepier Trepier
For me it depends. I rarely watch satellite since I have netflix and I just watch it on my computer. Sometimes I will read before going to bed if I have a good book, but then again I read the book until it is done and do nothing else.
03/29/2012
K101 K101
Reading! I always always read before bed. I could never choose TV over a book. I'm pretty serious about my reading.
03/29/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
TV for me!
03/29/2012
plaidvulva plaidvulva
Before bed I'd typically play on my computer or watch tv. Oddly enough, when I'm exhausted, I can't focus on a book, but I can on my computer or tv.
03/29/2012
Entropy Entropy
I watch a movie sometimes.
03/29/2012
TransMarc TransMarc
I which I could vote "read" (on paper, not on a screen) as it's better, I've been told, for your sleep and health... but most of the time, I just read forums or program.
03/29/2012
MissCandyland MissCandyland
Television.
03/29/2012
ViVix ViVix
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Originally posted by Badass
what do you do right before bed
I usually sneak into my toddler's room and change her diaper while she's sleeping. She drinks so much during the day that I was concerned she might have juvenile diabetes and had to ask the Dr. about it. Turns out she's just thirsty, and I don't want her to lay in a wet bed if I wouldn't change her.
03/29/2012
RomanticGoth RomanticGoth
Read or play on my 3DS. Plants VS Zombies helps me calm down. Or a nice long bath helps, too.
03/29/2012
sexxxkitten sexxxkitten
I like to read until my eyes get droopy.
03/29/2012
Ciao. Ciao.
My partner likes to do both, but I can't really do either or I end up just wanting to stay up later. For me the only thing I can really do right before bed is brush my teeth and just lay down for a while and start relaxing. It helps if one of our cats wants to be cuddly. A nice bath is great too.
03/29/2012
Azule Azule
I watch tv or tv on my laptop. Usually anything from nature shows to whatever news is on for the day.
03/29/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I read one chapter before i head to bed.
03/29/2012
Various Various
Usually I read, but my husband watches TV and I get caught up in what he is watching most of the time.
03/29/2012
Graniteal Graniteal
I'll do both, but I mostly read.
03/29/2012
Kilgorescowboy Kilgorescowboy
I don't read so tv.
03/29/2012
ECU Pirate ECU Pirate
usually watch a movie.
03/29/2012
Badass Badass
The tv generally lulls me to sleep at night personally..
03/30/2012
Lizzy Lizzy
TV or a movie
03/30/2012
roskat roskat
Tv or internet.
03/31/2012
Clubbinseals Clubbinseals
I usually get on Eden before bed....OR GO CLUBBIN!
03/31/2012
lacybutton lacybutton
I have to read before bed, even if it's really late, or else I can't sleep. It helps me shut off my brain.
03/31/2012
Lady Bear Lady Bear
Usually watch a movie
03/31/2012
Kitka Kitka
Usually hubby falls asleep to a movie so I end up watching it and then I turn it off and put on the radio and pass out. Some nights I'll read but lately I've been too damn tired to much of that.
03/31/2012
married with children married with children
I do both, it just depends on how much time I have, and if the wife is working that night or not.
03/31/2012
marrythenight marrythenight
I definitely read, but typically it's online, so I still have the screen-making-it-harde r-to-sleep thing happen. occasionally I will watch tv as well.
03/31/2012
dv8 dv8
I usually don't read mindless books so reading will keep me awake rather than put me to sleep. Also, I want to be alert when I read in order to comprehend, remember and appreciate the material.
04/30/2012
DustBunny DustBunny
TV, if I read a book I wont go to sleep.
04/30/2012
Shellz31 Shellz31
I always have the tv on right before sleeping. But I'm on the laptop at the same time.
04/30/2012
scaredlittleboy scaredlittleboy
Usually computer...but all of them tend to keep me up.
05/01/2012
VelvetDragon VelvetDragon
Browse EF. *lol*
05/01/2012
Terri69 Terri69
I usually watch tv but occasionally I will read.
05/01/2012
B2 B2
Quote:
Originally posted by Badass
what do you do right before bed
Not a TV person
05/04/2012
Bex1331 Bex1331
TV because I have a remote for that and I don't want to have to get up to turn off the light I need to read
05/04/2012
mmmmm mmmmm
both depending on the mood
05/05/2012
PolyLove PolyLove
I don't really enjoy watching TV, and I don't get to read as often as I would like anymore... So, I would definitely love to read every night before bed. But I don't get to sleep early enough. Maybe when little man gets older....?
05/05/2012
Total posts: 62
Unique posters: 61
Badass Badass
in regards to before bed
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
js250 , sktb0007 , northstar , El-Jaro , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , underHim , corsetsaurus rex , calliope , Kithara , Badass , Do emu , indiglo , wetone123 , mpfm , Jon S , Azule , unfulfilled , Ghost , MamaDivine , roskat , Positwist , lacybutton , toxie m , MissCandyland , VelvetDragon , darthkitt3n , xOhxSoxScandalousx , potstickers , bayosgirl
29  (88%)
funluvinmama , jmex83 , Stinkytofu10 , dv8
4  (12%)
Total votes: 33
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funluvinmama funluvinmama
I've read that it is healthy to do something like stitch work or crochet. reading is healthy too. Something about the side to side motion of the eye stimulates sleep.
03/28/2012
js250 js250
Reading at least keeps your brain excersizing and depending on the book, you learn a lot of new concepts, ideas, etc.
03/28/2012
sktb0007 sktb0007
I think reading would be "healthier" definitely.
03/28/2012
northstar northstar
Reading helps me to fall asleep by relaxing my brain. It's a great way to fall asleep if it works for you (on the other hand, if you get too engaged it could have the opposite effect!).
03/28/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
Reading would be healthier maybe I need to do that instead of watching TV. But I do listen to music when I go to sleep on the TV. Direct Tv just added Pandora so I turn on my Yanni or classical music and clunk out.
03/28/2012
underHim underHim
More healthy to read. Or do nothing. Most people could use more sleep
03/28/2012
corsetsaurus rex corsetsaurus rex
Quote:
Originally posted by funluvinmama
I've read that it is healthy to do something like stitch work or crochet. reading is healthy too. Something about the side to side motion of the eye stimulates sleep.
Fascinating. I normally knit when I'm wide awake right after work. Maybe I should move knitting time to bed time. ^_^
03/28/2012
HannahPanda HannahPanda
Watch TV, mostly.
03/28/2012
jmex83 jmex83
Quote:
Originally posted by Badass
in regards to before bed
ive been told (by my wife) that its not healthy to watch tv before bed, she says that reading or bathing is better
03/28/2012
Kithara Kithara
I've been told it's pretty unhealthy to watch TV before bed, as it ramps up your mind and then you can't get to sleep. Books are much better for before-bedtime entertainment.
03/29/2012
Badass Badass
I have read many articles saying it is better to read before bed, it's supposed to relax your brain.
03/29/2012
indiglo indiglo
Reading is healthier for you - the lights from computers and TVs are supposed to make it harder for you to fall asleep. Doesn't stop me from doing it though!
03/29/2012
Azule Azule
Definitely reading. TV and lights including those on your self phone cause your brain to function in a different way, one which it excites it as opposed to calming it down before bed. Just a higher bar of stimulus.
03/29/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I think reading would be healthier. I've heard that it's not good to have tv on before bed because it disrupts our sleep patterns or something like that.
03/29/2012
roskat roskat
I'd certainly like to read more.
03/31/2012
MissCandyland MissCandyland
I think reading puts you more at ease.
05/01/2012
VelvetDragon VelvetDragon
It's best to not do anything IN bed except sleep and have sex, to train yourself to go to sleep when you get into bed. Good sleep hygiene and all.

However, I definitely think reading is a great thing to do. Whether it's healthier or not before bed, I don't know, but I do think it's more stimulating for your brain overall than TV.
05/01/2012
Total posts: 18
Unique posters: 17