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Is Binge-Watching TV Costing You Sleep?

Last year we had a feeling all the multi-episode consumption was cutting into some viewers’ sleep time so we ran a survey to see how much sleep people were losing. The results?

Not only did the majority (55%) of respondents admit their marathon TV sessions were costing them up to three hours of sleep in a single evening, a large number of students (82%), workers (46%), and moms/dads (23%) said the lack of sleep was affecting their schoolwork, jobs, and parental commitments. 44% of all respondents said the sleep they lost to binge-watching negatively impacted their relationships.

This year, to help you get a good night’s sleep, Sleeprate recommends you turn the TV off in the middle of an episode so you aren’t intrigued to continue watching after the cliff-hanger at the end. That Netflix series can wait.

What shows are keeping you up at night? Game of Thrones? Justified? Mad Men? Tell us on or join the conversation on Twitter by following @SleepRate.