It all begins at 9 p.m. with a single episode sinister 3 you like watching. You haven’t slept a wink, and you’ve seen practically an entire season by the time you check at your watch at 4 a.m. That’s what binge-watching is all about.
However, binge-watching has a negative side, and most people do it without recognizing the damage it does to their mind and body. If you binge-watch too much, these are a few things that may go wrong.
1. It’s as though you’re on drugs.
When you perform something you like, your brain creates a neurotransmitter called dopamine. By creating a “high,” which many medicines do as well, this chemical makes you feel good and cheerful. When you binge-watch a TV, your brain is almost certainly rewarding you with dopamine.
2. It makes you feel alone.
Yes, watching TV series and movies is an excellent method to relax and detach from the outside world anytime you need a break, whether it’s after work or on your day(s) off. Binge-watching, on the other hand, is very another animal. Because it is addicting, you are more likely to skip the opportunity to socialize in person in your spare time in favor of binge-watching without regard for time constraints or long-term effects.
3. It disrupts sleeping habits.
Binge-watching is practically a nonstop activity, and because you may not be able to do it while at work, you’re more than likely to do it late at night. As previously said, it may begin with a vow to watch only one episode, but if you are hooked to it, you may get enthralled by the prospect of the next episode or season and wind up binge-viewing through the night, sacrificing sleep in favor of watching your current obsession.
4. Stress, anxiety, and sadness are induced.
You may wonder how binge-viewing might cause stress since watching television can help you relax. This may seem perplexing, but consider this: if you’re so immersed in a program or its characters that you feel compelled to binge-watch to find out what’s going on, you’re likely to be nervous about what happens next.