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Drs. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen
Dr. Mehmet Oz is host of the popular TV show “The Dr. Oz Show.” He is a professor in the Department of Surgery at Columbia University and directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Mike Roizen is chief medical officer at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, an award-winning author, and has been the doctor to eight Nobel Prize winners and more than 100 Fortune 500 CEOs.

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Tags: television | binge watching | habit
OPINION

Break Your Binge-Watching Habit

Dr. Mehmet Oz, M.D. and Dr. Mike Roizen, M.D. By Thursday, 19 December 2019 10:43 AM EST Current | Bio | Archive

The website BingeClock.com lets you find out how long it will take you to watch every episode of your favorite shows.

For instance, 13 days and 22 hours will get you through the entire collection of “The Simpsons,” two days and 14 hours for all of “Breaking Bad,” and 20 hours and 50 minutes will complete “Stranger Things.”

But if those times don't seem like they're life-devouring, you're probably too tired to think straight.

According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, roughly 88% of U.S. adults say they've lost sleep from binge-watching multiple episodes or an entire season of their favorite show.

In fact, one in three binge-watchers reports insomnia, fatigue, and poor sleep quality.

They're also apt to snack on unhealthy foods and be more sedentary, which leads to increased risk for heart disease, obesity, and depression.

Here's your guide to breaking bad binge-watching habits:

  • Decide how much time you're going to spend before you start watching.
  • Use apps like StayFocused to block streaming sites such as Netflix or Amazon Prime after a predetermined length of viewing time each day.
  • Log out of your streaming accounts every time you're done.
  • Disable the autoplay and “recommended” functions. That way you have to make an effort to start watching — and maybe this time you'll say no.
  • Make sleep appealing. Meditate for 10 minutes before getting in bed. Make the bedroom as comfortable as possible, with a cool, quiet, dark environment (allow only red wavelength lights) that promotes sleep.

© King Features Syndicate


Dr-Oz
The website BingeClock.com lets you find out how long it will take you to watch every episode of your favorite shows. For instance, 13 days and 22 hours will get you through the entire collection of "The Simpsons," two days and 14 hours for all of "Breaking Bad," and 20...
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Thursday, 19 December 2019 10:43 AM
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