According to a survey conducted by the Organization of Consumers and Users (OCU), nearly 40 percent of gamers know that video games have a detrimental effect on their sleep and rest.

The survey also includes participation from: 469 players aged 18 to 64and highlights concerns about the negative impact video games can have on sleep quality and various aspects of gamers’ lives.

One of the survey’s key findings is that 38 percent of gamers surveyed admitted that video games negatively impact their ability to sleep and rest.

OCU warns that reducing sleep time can lead to negative effects such as: excessive daytime sleepiness, fatigue, mood disorders and increased risk of health problems such as obesity and cardiovascular problems.

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The survey reveals that 22 percent of participants think that video games negatively affect their social lives in addition to their impact on sleep, 20 percent think that they affect their professional or academic lives, and 15 percent think that video games negatively affect their social lives. his family life. 14 percent think that video games have a negative impact on their mental health.

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OCU emphasizes that the negative effects are more pronounced among those who frequently play video games. In fact, 57 percent of gamers surveyed reported spending nine hours or more a week playing video game consoles, while 20 percent reported playing more than 17 hours a week.

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Additionally, 18 percent of participants reported that they mostly played online games with people they did not know. This situation raises concerns about minors being exposed to interactions with adults who can pose as adults in virtual environments. According to this According to the results of the research, the average age of access to a video game console was 14.

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*This content was rewritten with the help of artificial intelligence, based on information published by Europa Press, and reviewed by the journalist and editor.

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