As many of you know, I have been having trouble sleeping for some time now. So I was thrilled to find out that one of the podcasts I listen to was going to have a sleep specialist as a guest. Dr. Michael Breus was on the show promoting his book, The Power of When, which has readers figure out their chronotype, then tells them when the best time is to do stuff (e.g. eat, exercise, e-mail, make whoopee, etc).
What does this have to do with TV? Dr. Breus says that, despite what many people say, watching TV in bed shouldn’t be a problem before going to sleep. TVs are generally far enough away from your face that the blue light would have a minimal effect (as opposed to, say, your smartphone, which is right in front of you). It also depends on the content you consume before you conk out. Watching an old show, light comedy, or something boring will put you at ease, as opposed to garbage on your Facebook feed, or, I don’t know, some lunatic spouting out nonsense on national television. This is welcome news, as part of my routine involves taking a nice shower and enjoying some late night talk shows before hitting the hay