I keep hearing that TV, internet, and even reading is not the best thing to do before bed. I get the rationale that stimulation can cause cortisol release, disrupted sleep etc. However, after my wife and I put the kids down we only have about 1.5 hours left before bedtime and tend to gravitate towards the mindless activity of TV and internet. I used to pass out immediately upon hitting the pillow, however, its been taking me 5-10 minutes now and I tend to wake up at least once during the night, but fall back asleep fairly quick. I'm wondering if that stimulating activity is causing this disruption. I have found that a certain foreplay "activity" knocks me out immediately after said "activity" and I sleep through the night. However, I can't expect that "service" every night!!
What is everyone's pre-bed rituals and is there any room for TV, internet, or reading before bedtime?