Finally something useful about infomercials and commercials in general
Saturday, March 30, 2013
DH & I usually just record our favorite TV shows. We discovered that when watching “live” we tend to fall asleep and never see the conclusion. This is especially true during the last 15 minutes of a show where the ads are bunched together . It's really annoying in a drama like “Elementary” where we want to know “who done it!”
Partly it’s our advanced age and our habit of getting up before 6 am, but the endless, repetitive and boring commercials just cause us to nod off, especially after 9 pm.
Fortunately, I usually sleep quite soundly, but when I do wake up in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep, I’ve discovered a solution. I turn on a recorded program and get the same result – those commercials just put me to sleep. Better yet is an easy to find infomercial – over and over – see how great this is, one testimonial after another, call now, buy it, buy it. Next thing I know, it’s morning. Of course, the TV is still on, but I’ll sacrifice some wasted electricity for a full night’s sleep.
I’ve read reports that sleeping with the TV or lights on lowers the quality of your sleep. However, when the choice is that or being wide awake, I’ll take what I can get.
Thanks to LilyDog11 whose recent blog about her creative use of middle of the night time suggested my topic this morning.