How much sleeep?

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Registered: 08-22-2009
How much sleeep?
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Wed, 05-05-2010 - 2:52pm

I have read that all adults needing 8 hours of sleep is actually false.

Most adults need between 7-8 hours of sleep to function that their best.

What is your magic number?

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Fri, 05-07-2010 - 10:13am

But that doesn't help with the light from the tv, that's what would bother me in the middle of the night, the flashes from the tv.


PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 05-07-2010 - 10:38am
I love having a TV in the bedroom. In the winter it is nice to be under the covers warm watching something either and in the summer it is nice to be under the covers with the air conditioner on watching something.
The TV has never kept us up at night nor has it affected our sex life. I personally think it is a good thing for your sex life as in the living room we are on separate couches watching TV and then will be tired and just go to sleep in bed. Watches TV in bed together, snuggling gives you more of a reason not to get tired.
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Fri, 05-07-2010 - 10:41am
Children can watch something inappropriate on any TV, on any computer, on any phone, or hear it from anyone outside of the house.
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Fri, 05-07-2010 - 10:58am
Yes, they can, but it is up to parents to set standards in their own homes. Just because there is a lot of garbage out in the world does not mean that I will provide my children with the means to invite it into their own bedroom. We don't even want it in our home at all.
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Fri, 05-07-2010 - 11:01am

I can't nap. That's worse than trying to sleep in. And I'm limited to how early I can go to bed. I'm a night owl and anything earlier than 10 pm seems like in the middle of the day to me. But I can't sleep in past when the sun clears the mountains. So I wake up earlier in the summer and later in the winter.

Chris

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Fri, 05-07-2010 - 11:02am
I am not naive to think that children will not learn these things and I do not intentionally allow them to see inappropriate things. I feel it is my responsibility to explain to them what is wrong with things in the world that is shown on TV, radio, internet. I do not see how sheltering them to the world is going to help them when they go out into the world on their own. I also know what my own children are watching in their rooms and on the internet.
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Fri, 05-07-2010 - 11:02am
We need a "like" button.
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Fri, 05-07-2010 - 11:06am

I feel it is my responsibility to explain to them what is wrong with things in the world that is shown on TV, radio, internet.


Are you saying that this can only be done by having a tv in their bedroom?


I do not see how sheltering them to the world is going to help them when they go out into the world on their own.


And by not having a tv in their room they are being sheltered?


I also know what my own children are watching in their rooms and on the internet.


Always?

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Fri, 05-07-2010 - 11:11am

I don't like TVs in bedrooms either. But both our room and Dylan's room have TVs. We found that having TVs in the bedrooms made peace in our multi-generational household. Dh can watch his talking heads without bothering anyone. Joy and I get enough of "you did too!"/"did not!" with the kids without hearing it on TV. And Dylan can watch his shows that are not appropriate for the younger kids. And the adults can watch shows/movies that aren't appropriate for Dylan in the evenings. I still prefer no TVs in bedrooms but this works for us.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Fri, 05-07-2010 - 11:12am
I am just thinking that I obviously sheltered dd, and mishandled her education, given that I did not show her Debbie Does Dallas ever and explain to her what is wrong with that.

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