Binge Watching and Your Health

Our survey of over 2,000 Brits reveals that 30% of people have skipped 2.5 or more hours of sleep due to binge-watching TV. A third also admit to experiencing mental health issues including depression, anxiety and loneliness after finishing a TV series.

"We have long been aware of the physical effects that come along with being a couch potato, but we should also be conscious that if we don’t moderate our TV-watching habits it can also be highly detrimental to our mental wellbeing."

Our Expert

Dr Sarah Jarvis MBE

Clinical Consultant

Eight in ten adults in the UK – or 40 million people – use catch-up technology to binge-watch multiple TV episodes back-to-back.  But with spring on the horizon and the days growing longer, now may be the perfect time to hit the re-set button and spring-clean your TV habits.
What binge-watching is really doing to your health

What binge-watching is really doing to your health

With the rise of streaming services such as Netflix, it's becoming easier and easier to stay glued to screens for hours at a time. But is binge-watching detrimental to our health?

Read the full article
Healthier ways to get your TV fix
Why phones should be banned from the bedroom
How to improve your sleep behaviour
Why do we need sleep?
 Is insomnia affecting your job?
Understanding the cause of your sleep problems
Health Tools

BMI Calculator

See if you're a healthy weight for your height.

Try it Now
Health Tools

Mental Health Explained

Find out about the many types of mental health disorder, from the mild to the severe.

▶ Watch Now