Code: EOFYS
Sale on Now!
EOFYS!
Save Site Wide!
Sale on Now!
Sale on Now!
EOFYS!
Save Site Wide!
Sale on Now!
Code: EOFYS

Computer Games and Sleep

14-10-2012

If you had already thought that letting your teen play video games for too long was not the best idea, and let’s admit it, that would probably be every parent, then you are right. Recent research has shown that as well as all the other issues that come with extensive video gaming, staying up late to play video games can lead to diabetes in teenagers.

The reasons for this link are numerous. First, there is the total inactivity, there is staying up late, then there are the snacks that most video gamers eat—chips, soft drinks, chocolate and other fat laden foods—which all contribute to the connection between video gaming and diabetes.

Karen Matthews, a University of Pittsburgh psychiatry professor and the lead author of the new study says spending too much time with video games could lower resistance to insulin, thereby leading to the potentially deadly disease. The study found that the most important aspect is getting the proper amount of sleep.

It found that if teenagers who would normally get six hours of sleep per night get one extra hour of sleep, they would improve insulin resistance by 9 per cent, but if they got one hour less then they would experience they would suffer a similar drop in insulin resistance.


More stories like this one

Sign up for latest news and offers

By subscribing, you agree to receive email marketing from us.



 

*Free Mattress Returns not Applicable to all Locations.

On the land and waters that we sleep, we walk, and we live, we acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of these lands. We pay respects to Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their connection to the land.

Ergoflex in the UK    Ergoflex in Australia


Copyright © Ergoflex™ 2024

Ergoflex Australia, trading name of EAU Pty Ltd. 7/2 Sabre Close, Anambah Business Park, Rutherford, NSW, 2320 ABN: 85 141 058 380

Call Us

hello@ergoflex.com.au

1300 791 753