The general consensus towards people, especially youngsters playing video games right before bedtime is a definite no no if a good night's sleep is in order.
Many parents are quick to believe playing a violent video game for a while before bed (let alone any other time of day) will result in lots of tossing and turning through the night and maybe even a few cold sweats from sleep deprivation or vidid nightmares.
However, despite the logic associated with the above concern, a new study by the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine magazine suggests little influence is had towards the quality of sleep through the night from teens playing Call of Duty 4 for a while beforehand vs teens who were watching a relaxing documentary on TV beforehand.
The difference between the two groups? it took the gamers on average only 3 more minutes to fall asleep than those who kicked back to the March of the Penguins documentary, so nyer nyer mum and dad!
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