Binge Watching Can Leave You Depressed

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