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Scientists say that playing games before bed can be bad for your sleep habits. What are your pre-bedtime rituals?
According to Gamepolitics, a new study by the Sleep Laboratory at Flinders University found that "long periods of game playing before bed time caused significant sleep disruptions in a group of teenage boys." The researchers also reported that people who play 150 minutes of games before bed took 39-minutes on average to fall asleep and had around 27-minutes of sleep loss throughout the night.
Personally, I used to play games before bed all of the time without any seeming adverse effects. But the older I get the more I want to read before bed. I think it does help me sleep. Does anyone know if there is a cream or gel or something that would help me game before bed? What are your gaming habits before bed? Do you think playing games effects your sleep cycle?
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