TV Binge Watching Can Lead to Mental Health Issues


These days many people do not have much time to watch their favorite TV shows. I often DVR shows and watch a few at a time to catch up. Experts say that's OK as you long as you don't over do it. 

A new survey suggests it’s actually bad for your mental health to binge watch TV shows for hours at a time.  

Survey results reveal more than half of the 2,000 people polled experienced some sort of mental health issue after they finished watching a complete series. Not surprising, younger folks are more susceptible. In fact, as compared to those 55 and older, 18-to-24-year-olds are five times more likely to admit they feel depressed after a binge watch, and they’re twice as likely to feel empty, anxious or sleeplessness.

And sleep definitely suffers when you binge-watch, with three quarters of people saying they’ve skipped sleep to watch another episode, with 10% saying they’ve actually lost for or more hours of sleep because of their binge. 

Source: New York Post 

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