Almost half of Netflix users blame the addictive nature of series for insufficient sleep

We’ve all been there. It’s late, you know you should go to bed, but you decide to cram in one more episode of the Netflix series you’re hooked on. You might feel tired the next day, but it was worth it…wasn’t it?

This all too familiar problem got the sleep experts at online mattress retailer, Amerisleep, thinking. What effect are TV streaming services having on our sleep habits and performance at work?

Amerisleep surveyed* more than 1,300 people to find out.

Shockingly, nearly 50 percent of Netflix users blame the addictive nature of series for insufficient sleep. This is fuelled by new buzz-worthy shows and films continually being added to the streaming service.

Netflix is one of the top streaming services in the UK and by the end of 2019, it had over 11.8 million subscribers.

And with Netflix being the pioneers when it comes to binge-worthy series, it comes as no surprise that 25 percent of subscribers blame the autoplay feature for watching another episode at the expense of getting some shut-eye.

What’s more, people who always watch Netflix for longer than planned sleep badly for 3.7 nights a week and 25 percent get less than the minimum recommended 7 hours of sleep a night.

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