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

The researchers asked participants about their sleep [qualify / quality] , levels of fatigue and prevalence of [insomnia / insomniac] . They also enquired about their [frequency / frequently] of binge-watching programs on televisions, laptops and desktop computers. Over 80 per cent of the [participates / participants] reported binge-watching, with 20 per cent doing [so / such] several times a week. Binge-watchers are 98 per cent more [likelihood / likely] to experience poor sleep quality. A researcher said: "Bingeable TV shows have [plates / plots] that keep the viewer [tied / tiered] to the screen. We think they become [intensely / intense] involved with the content and may keep thinking about it when they want to go to sleep." She said this [causal / caused] people problems when trying to sleep.

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