How many of you have kids who watch TV before bed - until they fall asleep?Step-kids?Significant other?Yourself?
We all have a TV in our rooms, but the only one allowed to watch TV until he falls asleep is Ethan (DS7 w/ autism) due to his anxiety.
DD15 and I read before falling asleep. Anyone in the house is welcome to.
DS used to watch TV until he fell asleep ... then we discovered it seemed to keep him from sleeping and he was super cranky all day. We took the TV out of his room.
SS's did when there was a TV in their room.
SO watches TV until he falls asleep which forces me to "watch" it (read: count down the minutes until his eyes finally shut so I can get some sleep already!!!").
God, our lives are similar haha.. Boyfriend keeps the tv on, falls asleep and I have to find the remote to turn the friggen thing off
Quoting andie646c:DS used to watch TV until he fell asleep ... then we discovered it seemed to keep him from sleeping and he was super cranky all day. We took the TV out of his room.SS's did when there was a TV in their room.SO watches TV until he falls asleep which forces me to "watch" it (read: count down the minutes until his eyes finally shut so I can get some sleep already!!!").
DS cannot fall asleep with a tv on in the room. He's been this way since at least 3 yrs old (he's been doing sleepovers since that age).
His BF would put it on (family guy & adult swim) and he'd wonder why he wouldn't fall asleep. Even when we have friends over here or do a family movie night... he will stay up for however long the tv is on for. Not exaggerating! Don't know what it is, but he is just incapable of sleep with the visual stimulus! lol
We have radios on all night, though. DS is a light sleeper and with an old house that echos, the icemaker dropping ice has him jumping into our bed so he keeps one playing (to drown out other noises) next to his bed.
I'll admit that I need the background noise, though, too! If I hear strange things during the night my mind plays tricks on me so the radio helps drown them out & other noises I just attribute to it!
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