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SleepRate: Is Binge-Watching TV Costing You Sleep?

Time is a funny thing. You can try being two places at once. You can try doing a dozen different things at once. But time will never let you.

So when we conducted a survey on TV binge-watching habits (see infographic below), we had a feeling all the multi-episode consumption was cutting into some viewers’ sleep time. But we were surprised by how much.

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.

Are you a TV binge-watcher? Is it starting to chew up your much-needed z’s?

In addition to resisting the urge to hit play so you can turn in, SleepRate has developed tools to make it easier and more affordable than ever to train yourself to get a good night’s sleep. Join us on or follow @SleepRate on Twitter to stay in the know on all things sleep.