20th June 1950: A family watching television at home. (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images)

According to a North Carolina National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences study falling asleep with the television could be making you fat. The study included women between the ages of 35-74, who weren’t pregnant, doing shift work, or sleeping during the day. Out of the 44,000 women who were studied, for five years, 22 percent were more likely to put on weight due to sleeping with the TV. The main reason for the weight gain is due to the blue light keeping you from getting a good night’s sleep, therefore making you hungrier due to hormones that are released when you’re tired. Long story short, turn off the blue light, sleep well and you could lose weight. Do you sleep with the television on? How well do you think you sleep?