Binge Watching and Your Health

Our survey of over 2,000 Brits reveals that 30% of people have skipped 2.5 or more hours of sleep due to binge-watching TV. A third also admit to experiencing mental health issues including depression, anxiety and loneliness after finishing a TV series.

"We have long been aware of the physical effects that come along with being a couch potato, but we should also be conscious that if we don’t moderate our TV-watching habits it can also be highly detrimental to our mental wellbeing."

Our Expert

Dr Sarah Jarvis MBE

Clinical Director

Eight in ten adults in the UK – or 40 million people – use catch-up technology to binge-watch multiple TV episodes back-to-back.  But with spring on the horizon and the days growing longer, now may be the perfect time to hit the re-set button and spring-clean your TV habits.
What binge-watching is really doing to your health

What binge-watching is really doing to your health

With the rise of streaming services such as Netflix, it's becoming easier and easier to stay glued to screens for hours at a time. But is binge-watching detrimental to our health?

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