Binge-Watching Netflix, Amazon Prime Is Killing Your Sleep, Making Indians Unhealthy: Shocking Health Report!

Binge-Watching Netflix, Amazon Prime Is Killing Your Sleep, Making Indians Unhealthy: Shocking Health Report!
Binge-Watching Netflix, Amazon Prime Is Killing Your Sleep, Making Indians Unhealthy: Shocking Health Report!

People can be addicted to a lot of things, and Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other OTT channels are the newest ones to make the cut. A recent study has shown that being glued to these channels all day has taken its toll on Indians. 

Apart from the content, Netflix, Amazon Prime and their counterparts offer quite a wide variety of plans to their customers, especially in India, which is one of the reasons why we Indians are undeniably attracted, and addicted, to these channels. However, what we don’t realize is that addiction, even of Netflix and Amazon Prime, is sure to pose a huge risk to our healths. 

Find out how too much watching of OTT channels has affected the health of the citizens of India right here!

Binge Watching Is Killing Your Sleep

Ever since Netflix, Hotstar, Amazon Prime, with their inexpensive plans, have been launched in India, it hasn’t been much of a difficulty for them to hypnotize the public of India. 

A study by Healthify, which is an Indian digital weight loss platform that provides fitness services, has revealed that these channels have been the top sources of causing sleep deprivation in the country, which in turn has resulted in a decline in the physical fitness and well being. Second and third in line are long working hours and easy access to junk food.

The study was conducted among 500 nutritionists and trainers with the intention to get an estimate of diet and workout trends of Indians in the year 2019. 

Less Sleep Means Unhealthy Indians

As per sources, a spokesperson of Healthify said, “Over 50% of our nutritionists highlighted sleep deprivation due to streaming services as one of the top three social trends that affected the physical well-being of their clients in 2019.”

He also revealed that a majority of the clients binged on popular English and Hindi shows, such as Game of Thrones, Sacred Games, Friends, Family Man, and Made in Heaven. People are also taking a huge interest in watching football matches, especially when the leagues were on.

Here are the top five reasons that Healthify blames for deteriorating physical wellbeing in the citizens of India:

  1. Long working hours – 81.7%
  2. Easy access to packaged foods – 53.7
  3. Sleep deprivation owing to streaming services – 51.6
  4. Food delivery services – 44.7
  5. Long commute hours – 43.2

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