Binge Watching TV Can Leave You Depressed

Survey finds watching too much TV in one sitting can lead to mental health issues.

These days a lot of people are perfectly happy parking themselves in front of the TV for hours and hours binge-watching their favorite TV show. But it turns out, while they may seem happy doing it, a new survey suggests it’s actually bad for their mental health. 

A new British survey, which could easily translate here, finds that 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 

Photo: Getty

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