Skip to comments.Video gaming teens sleep less: study (Ya Think)
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 ...
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.
...and yes you sleep less. :-)
I have been known to drink a 5th of alcohol and play video games till the sun come up and I am 36. LOL
Hey you ain't played nothing 'til you've played Zelda...now that's a game!
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.
Sleep is for people who can’t handle caffeine.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.