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The Science Behind Why We Binge-Watch

The Science Behind Why We Binge-Watch

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A growing list of evidence indicates that binge-watching may not be the ideal way to consume media.

Researchers have linked binge-watching to lower sleep quality, and studies have found that binge-watching shows might actually be less memorable and less enjoyable than watching new ...

Why We Binge-Watch

Why is binge-watching so popular? The answer lies in how our brains function while we’re watching:

  • it makes us feel good - binge-watching a show produces a continuous stream of dopamine in our brains. Dopamine gives the body a natural, internal reward of pleasure tha...

Binge-watching can easily become a problem when you regularly prioritize it over other important activities:

  • Just like gamblers, binge watchers can't get the same enjoyment from the same level of activity so it takes more of the same activity to give us that same feeling...

Striking a Good Binge-Watching Balance

It’s important to remember that there’s a fine line between healthy viewing habits and addictive behavior.

  • Commit to only watching a certain number of episodes in advance.
  • Balance your binge-watching with spending time with friends.
  • Engage in outdo...

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I am very much guilty of binge watching a tv show in one sitting 😑. I even have this special segment on my IG stories of #SeriesReviewNobodyAsksFor where I must say a lot rely on it if it was binge worthy. But now I am slowly rebuilding my reading habits and I am so glad I found deepstash.

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