With the rise of streaming services like Netflix and Amazon, it’s easy to forget that TVs can also be used for more than just entertainment. They can actually help you sleep better! In this article, we answer some common questions about TV beds and watching TV before bed so you know what to do in your bedroom when it comes to your electronics.
Are TV beds bad for us?
Most people have now have a TV in their bedroom, or indeed some other connected device that emits ‘blue-light’ so the answer to this question, as you would expect us to say, is ‘No!’. Of course, watching too much TV or doing, pretty much anything that involves electronic screens before bedtime is going to affect your sleeping patterns. That said a TV bed can be used at any time of day, and not just for watching TV such as gaming, or, indeed a relaxing screen saver.
What is a TV bed and how much will it cost in 2022?
A TV bed is a bed frame that allows a TV to come out of the footboard. Well, that’s the short answer! The long answer is they are much, much more. TV beds now come with Bluetooth technology, ottoman systems and speakers so a TV bed can be more like a home entertainment system that you happen to sleep in. Our TV beds start from around £600 for a single and go up to £1,700 for a full media bed. Prices have been fluctuating recently due to the global supply chain issues but we are working hard not to pass increases in cost onto our customers.
Are there benefits to watching TV before bed?
Watching TV right before bed has been shown to reduce stress levels and promote relaxation. It’s also associated with improved moods and increased feelings of well being. In fact, one study found that people who watched TV for at least 30 minutes prior to going to bed reported better overall health compared to those who didn’t watch TV.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends limiting screen time during the evening hours because too much light exposure late into the night disrupts our circadian rhythm.
What are the risks of watching TV before bed?
While there are some potential health risks associated with watching too much TV before bed, most people who watch TV right before sleeping don’t have any serious problems. However, if you do experience symptoms such as difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, then these could indicate an underlying medical condition. For example, excessive daytime napping has been linked to depression and anxiety disorders. Similarly, chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia often cause trouble getting off to sleep at night.
Now, we have to profess, we’re no experts on sleep but we do know a thing or two about TV beds so if you have any questions about our fabulous range, please do get in touch.