Can Streaming Cause Sleep Deprivation?

By: The BitMar Team.

Binge-watching – defined, as: 'watching multiple episodes of a Television show, in one sitting' – has become a popular pastime, in recent years. The rise of streaming services has made binge-watching much easier than ever before. However, this behavior can have negative effects on sleep; leading to sleep deprivation, and other health problems.

One study, published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, found: that binge-watching is associated with poor sleep quality, increased fatigue, and symptoms of insomnia. The study surveyed 423 adults, between the ages, of: 18, and 25, and found: that those who reported binge-watching had worse sleep quality, and were more likely to experience symptoms of insomnia—such, as: difficulty falling asleep, and/or staying asleep.

The blue light emitted by electronic devices – such, as: televisions, computers, and smartphones – can also disrupt sleep. Blue light suppresses the production of melatonin (a hormone that regulates sleep), making it harder to fall asleep, and staying asleep. Another study, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, found: that exposure to electronic devices, at bedtime, was associated with later bedtimes, and shorter sleep duration, in adolescents.

Binge-watching can also be emotionally, and mentally, stimulating; making it difficult for people to relax, before bedtime. Another study, published in the Journal of Sleep Research, found: that watching exciting, or stressful programs, before bed, can lead to more vivid, and disturbing, dreams—which can disrupt sleep. The study found: that people who watched emotionally-arousing content, before bed, had less restful sleep, and reported feeling less rested, in the morning.

Chronic sleep deprivation can have numerous negative effects on our physical, and mental, health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults need seven – or more – hours of sleep, per night, for optimal health. Sleep deprivation can lead to a range of health problems, including: obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and depression.

In conclusion, there is a clear correlation, between: binge-watching, and sleep deprivation. Binge-watching can disrupt natural sleep patterns, suppress melatonin production, and cause emotional, and mental, stimulation that makes it difficult to relax, before bed. Chronic sleep deprivation can lead to numerous negative health outcomes, highlighting the importance of getting enough sleep, each night. To avoid the negative consequences of binge-watching, it is recommended that people limit their screen time, before bed, and establish a regular sleep schedule.

Next-generation streaming platforms, like: BitMar, are beginning to react to issues of depression—although it has not designed any features to prevent sleep deprivation, in particular. In fact, the Desktop app even has a small section, within its Help section, designed to help people with depression. Since BitMar is an international streaming platform, it urges its depressed users to seek help, from: The World Health Organization.

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