Falling asleep with the TV on isn’t ideal, but not everyone’s convinced this should be a strict rule, reports LifeHacker AU.

After hearing from a variety of sleep and mental health experts, it’s clear that they are not fans of people falling asleep with the TV on. For example, Rebecca Cowan, PhD, a licensed professional counselor, stresses that sleep hygiene is important because it correlates with our mental well-being. In addition, falling asleep with the television on can disrupt the production of melatonin, which is a hormone that is released that helps us to sleep soundly, she explains. “In my professional opinion, I do not believe there is any circumstance under which having the television on while sleeping is OK,” Cowan says.

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