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Video gaming teens sleep less: study (Ya Think)
AFP ^ | May 16, 2011

Posted on 05/16/2011 7:40:31 PM PDT by PROCON

Teens who play a lot of video games are likely to sleep less than the eight to nine hours a night recommended for the age group, researchers said. Speaking via teleconference from the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, researchers said that an analysis of data on 16,000 teens also found that youths who reported sleeping less than seven hours a night did not get enough exercise, which could also impact their health.

And not getting enough sleep is detrimental for all -- and has a particularly negative effect on teens, added Caris Fitzgerald, a psychiatry resident at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences who led the study,.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


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KEYWORDS: videogames

1 posted on 05/16/2011 7:40:34 PM PDT by PROCON
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To: PROCON

Good lord. I played RTS games to the point of ticking my wife off and I could have written a 4 page report on the subject all for a few hundred dollars. Waste.of.Money.


2 posted on 05/16/2011 7:45:55 PM PDT by CommieCutter (Promote Liberal Extinction: Support gay marriage and abortion!)
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To: CommieCutter

...and yes you sleep less. :-)


3 posted on 05/16/2011 7:46:31 PM PDT by CommieCutter (Promote Liberal Extinction: Support gay marriage and abortion!)
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To: PROCON

I have been known to drink a 5th of alcohol and play video games till the sun come up and I am 36. LOL


4 posted on 05/16/2011 7:47:35 PM PDT by pennyfarmer (Even a RINO will chew its foot off when caught in a trap.)
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To: CommieCutter
to the point of ticking my wife off

Hey you ain't played nothing 'til you've played Zelda...now that's a game!

5 posted on 05/16/2011 7:48:59 PM PDT by PROCON (Liberals Mistake Education and Knowledge for Wisdom and Common Sense.)
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To: PROCON

When your life is depressing and going nowhere and you suck at everything you have tried, why not just retreat into a stupid video game. Hey, when you make it to the 12th level, you really have accomplished something in life, right?

And one day our tax dollars will be supporting your stupid ass.


6 posted on 05/16/2011 7:50:15 PM PDT by NWFLConservative (Game On.......Fight Like a Girl!!...............Saracuda in 2012)
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To: PROCON

Sleep is for people who can’t handle caffeine.


7 posted on 05/17/2011 12:04:30 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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