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Sleeping With The T.V On.

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posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 08:17 PM
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I have always had a habit of sleeping with the television on. It helps me to zone out, in a sense. But recently I have been falling asleep without it and having the weirdest dreams, so I decided to experiment and try to sleep with and without it to see if there is indeed a difference.

When I sleep with it on, I dont remember my dreams, but... if I sleep with it off not only do I have vivid dreams, but they seem more real. I even tried to see if there would be a difference in sleeping with different movies on, and there is indeed a difference. If I sleep with the same one night after night, I dont remember, but if I sleep with different ones, I cant fall asleep as fast, and I dream about the movie.

I was wondering if this happens to anyone else?

Peace, NRE.




posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 08:24 PM
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Interesting thread.

I always wonder if people realise that TV networks purposefully play infomercials at night because of people that sleep with the television on.

Subliminal advertising to influence the masses.



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 08:27 PM
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My daughter has slept with the tv one since she was a toddler. She says the same thing. I did some research and found that having a TV on can disrupt REM sleep which is the dream stage. Hope that helps.



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 08:29 PM
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I have noticed this effect also, I suffer from chronic nightmares, even in childhood. As an adult I noticed I don't dream/remember dreaming with it on, so I sleep with it on.

To the next poster, it can't be working on me, or it has the opposite effect, as I am very anti material. I never impulse by, I rarely buy anything for myself, and I only by my children gifts for christmas, birthdays etc. Of course they do get the occasional suprise, but not very often.



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 08:29 PM
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I have heard a story of a guy learning spanish by listening to a teacher through headphones while asleep. Not sure if its true.

Il try find a link



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 08:30 PM
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Originally posted by OccamAssassin
Interesting thread.

I always wonder if people realise that TV networks purposefully play infomercials at night because of people that sleep with the television on.

Subliminal advertising to influence the masses.


They play them at night because thats the only time they have open slots. But some of them go overboard with the advertising knowing that the only reason that channel is on someones tv is because they probably fell asleep



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 08:32 PM
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That's really interesting ! I go to sleep listening to the radio . Not music , always the same local talk radio station , news , local issues and coast to coast comes on at midnight . I never remember my dreams !! I think this week I'll try and turn off the radio at 10 pm and see what happens ?



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 08:33 PM
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Thanks, K. I did not know that, this must be the reason I don't have nightmares when I have the T.V. on. Very interesting, I will have to look further into this.



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 08:34 PM
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I don't believe it. I too, have been doing the same experiment. Started about 2 weeks ago with changing it up, on what I leave on in the background, to see how it effected my sleep and dream patterns.


I'm one of those people that needs a little background static to get to sleep. Otherwise my mind keeps multi-tasking on what I need to get done the next day. A movie, or the adult swim cartoon channel work best for me, softly in the background.

But, I do not remember my dreams at all if it's on. So, I started trying to sleep with it off, and lo and behold, some dreams are starting to float back up to the top of my sleeping state awareness. But, can't do that every night as I get to sleep much faster with it on. Takes longer to get to sleep if it's a movie, than if it's animated stuff. Don't know why that is, unless my brain somehow tries to follow the plot of the movies subliminally, but, can differentiate between real people acting, and cartoon characters, and doesn't give as much rent free head room to the toons

I've tried music, that doesn't work for me. When it's cicada season in my neck of the woods,. their nightly concert puts me to sleep, but not the bullfrogs. So, the tv it is most of the time.

Really interesting you brought this up. I thought I was the only person going through this phenomena.

Des



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posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 08:36 PM
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Interesting post; I've always felt that it can't be good for a person to listen to a TV all night. May I suggest switching to music instead? Find yourself a relaxing CD, fall asleep listening to it, and when the CD finishes you'll be sleeping in quiet. Nothing to disturb your REM sleep.

An alternative, if you live in a noisy area, would be a white noise generator. These machines produce white noise (sounds like static on a radio) that mask background noises.

If you try any of these suggestion, I hope you'll post a follow-up to let us know how you're doing.



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 08:40 PM
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that sound's like a fire hazzard. you should unplug everything and then touch all the plug switche's 7 time's.
it's the only way to be sure.



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 08:41 PM
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I tried the white noise generator. It made me very agitated, tossed and turned trying to get to sleep. But, I have a friend, she said she can't get to sleep without hers. Different strokes for different folks, I guess.

Des



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 08:43 PM
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Originally posted by Kino321
that sound's like a fire hazzard. you should unplug everything and then touch all the plug switche's 7 time's.
it's the only way to be sure.


That's all I need...adding obsessive compulsive actions to my getting to sleep patterns....


Des



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 08:43 PM
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Originally posted by OccamAssassin
Interesting thread.

I always wonder if people realise that TV networks purposefully play infomercials at night because of people that sleep with the television on.

Subliminal advertising to influence the masses.


I cant go to sleep without the TV on. One thing I have noticed is: "IF" an infomercial comes on, I will wake up! I then change the channel to something else and go back to sleep.


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posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 08:44 PM
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I sleep with the T.V on every night. I love it, wife hates it. Go figure right?


But your thread brings up a interesting concept to me. I might have to try this once.

S/F


-SAP-



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 08:46 PM
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I also sleep with the TV on all the time. I rarely ever remember my dreams, but every once in a while one will stick.
They always end with me being eaten by giant spiders, the routine is getting boring.

I usually try to have "How it's Made" on, put's me right out. I'll turn off the TV for a few days and see if I remember them any more frequently.



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 08:54 PM
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Originally posted by dayve

Originally posted by OccamAssassin
Interesting thread.

I always wonder if people realise that TV networks purposefully play infomercials at night because of people that sleep with the television on.

Subliminal advertising to influence the masses.


They play them at night because thats the only time they have open slots. But some of them go overboard with the advertising knowing that the only reason that channel is on someones tv is because they probably fell asleep


No, they buy slots......they could run them in prime time if they wanted. If you have the coin.....a TV station will pretty much do anything you like as long as it doesn't violate fed laws nor alienate/insult their regular viewers.

If you look at the structure of of the infomercials, you will notice that the whole thing is looped several times with the actors emphasizing key words and sentences.

The psychological structure of the infomercials has been studied in great detail to maximize influence on the subject without the subject being aware of it.

The viewer is left thinking that the infomercial has no influence on themselves but will still display traits that a subliminal change has occurred.

For example....In Australia at the moment they are doing another wave of static-mops.....The price on the screen is roughly AU$50.

Most people may see the benefits from the mop but will naturally shy away from the high price.

Little do the subjects know, but the same company sells the same kind of mop in supermarkets for considerably less than the TV price, but still dearer than all the other mops in the supermarket.

The customer sees the reduced price and thinks bargain (despite being the dearest in the supermarket) because they had already ascertained that the mop was worth AU$50.

The next time you see a product on an infomercial......take a really good, long, hard look at it and keep an eye out for it the next time you are at a supermarket.

Does the similar product seem to stand out compared to their cheaper alternatives?


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posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 08:57 PM
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REM sleep is when you do most of your dreaming. It's a deep sleep. I would think that sleeping with the TV on probably unconsciously disrupts a persons ability to go into a deep sleep. I know for myself, I can't sleep for long periods of time in front of the TV. I always wake myself up because I know I'm not in my bed.



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 09:05 PM
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I started getting to sleep with the tv on due to really intense, sometimes doom and gloom type dreams. Too many visits from the little, big eyed grey guys, in my dreams. I can't believe I just wrote that...but it's true. Chased those little buggers off post haste. Can only assume, they don't like earthly tv broadcasts.....


Des



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 09:11 PM
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Interesting thread. Makes me want to try it out now myself.
I fall asleep in front of tv with a movie on a lot. I do fall asleep faster.
Then I wake up and stumble to bed. My dreams are usually clouded out.
so I don't remember them most of the time.



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