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Before video on demand, people did not have expectations for video bingeing. For at least an entire week, most consumers appreciated the newfound ability to not have to watch two minutes of sponsored messages every ten minutes.
Then, as hedonistic adaptation goes, the precious technology became old news and no longer fully appreciated.
Focusing on a light source for extended periods of time changes your circadian rhythm, telling your brain that you should stay up longer. If you have insomnia, staring at a monitor at night is contributing to it.
Trouble focusing? Processing video is different from other forms of media. Audio and text leave room for the mind to create a picture. Pictures leave room for the mind to create animation. Cut back on video intake to improve focus in general.
If it takes energy for you to process moving picture and audio, plenty of energy is also required for the computer and monitor to process moving picture and audio. All electronic devices give off radiation. Exposure to radiation is thought to be linked to cancer. Save cells. Take breaks between episodes.
Back to staring at monitors, one might imagine the impact staring at screens can take on eyes. Staring at the sun is an obvious no-no, but no one tells us not to stare at blue light for too long. It isn’t as (physically) dangerous to watch tv as it is to stare at the sun, but be kind to the eyes nevertheless.
This last one only applies to those with smaller screens and bad postures. The longer one sits, the less likely one is to sit up straight with proper spinal alignment. Neck and back pain is best eliminated at the source.
If you can think of any other reasons why you should not video binge, comment below!
-Decreases Ability to Appreciate
-Loss of Sleep