Use your bedroom only for sleep and sex by taking work materials, computers, and televisions out of the sleeping environment. Unplugging the television and moving it into a different room will take less than 3 minutes.
Before we made the decision to intentionally live with less, we were just a typical family of four living in the suburbs. The same statistics that tell us Americans watch over 35 hours of television/week are the same statistics that make it clear the lure of the screen is just too strong to turn off. Not only does television in the bedroom keep us up later at night, but there are also studies that indicate watching television before bed actually disrupts sleep cycles. Studies reveal what we already know to be true: Consumers are more susceptible to advertisements when they are tired. In almost all regards, television rarely depicts the world and life accurately.
Unfortunately, many people will sacrifice this opportunity for the sake of entertainment. Allowing your television to guide your morning thoughts takes that blank canvas and begins painting. Couples who keep a TV in the bedroom have sex half as often as those who don’t.
We would be wise to choose carefully who/what directs our morning thoughts rather than blindly allowing television producers to do it for us. Children with televisions in their bedrooms score lower on school tests and are more likely to have sleep problems. Probably because there are over a million things more stimulating than a man watching ESPN Sports Center.
Keep in mind, if you request a specific roommate, your priority will be the earliest of the two Clemson University admissions application dates.
It is our goal to make everyone happy with their room and roommate assignment.