Gap Fill - Binge-Watching TV - Level 6


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New shows that binge-watching television can affect your health. Binge-viewing involves watching of back-to-back TV shows in a sitting. It has become across the world with the advent of online and downloading services. Researchers from the University of Michigan in the USA and the Leuven School for Mass Communication Research in Belgium surveyed 423 people aged 18-25 on their TV-viewing . Their research found that binge-viewing greatly interrupted sleep . Co-author Professor Jan Van den Bulck said: "Our study signals that binge- is prevalent in young adults and that it may be to their sleep."

The researchers asked about their sleep quality, levels of and prevalence of insomnia. They also enquired about their of binge-watching programs on televisions, laptops and desktop computers. Over 80 per cent of the participants reported binge-watching, with 20 per cent doing so times a week. Binge-watchers are 98 per cent more to experience poor sleep . A researcher said: "Bingeable TV shows have plots that keep the tied to the screen. We think they become intensely involved with the and may keep thinking about it when they want to go to sleep." She said caused people when trying to sleep.

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