Why game addiction cause serious physical health problems

Why game addiction cause serious physical health problems


One of the most difficult subjects in today's society is fitness. How to get lean. How to get that beach body. If you study hundred programs from hundred different gurus, bodybuilders and other fitness experts. You will end up with hundred different theories, hundred different training programs and hundred different ideas about nutrition.

However. There are two things that everyone agrees on. Sleep and hydration. There is not a single person connected to to the health and fitness industry that will tell you to get less sleep or less hydration. Water and sleep is essential to health. Period!


So what has this to do with game addiction?


When its late and time to go to sleep. A normal person that is not game addicted just goes to sleep

A game addict cant do this because strange things happens to the body when a game addict is online in the game. The energy level spikes up and the game addict is clearly awake. There is no other activity in real life that can do that, except for drugs. No one could go to do a full ice hockey game in the middle of the night. It wouldn't be possible because of lack of energy.


A game addict with real life responsibilities like school or work or small children destroys his or hers physical health by being a game addict because the game addict get a bit of sleep deprivation every night, without even feeling it.

People that take amphetamine to stay awake for 2 days in order to participate in a full rave party.

Its been said that they sleep for the same amount when they come home as they lost during the party.

A game addict however don't recover in the same way because the sleep deprivation continues day after day after day because entering a game one hour before the original go-to-sleep time, postpones that time without even feeling the need for sleep.

Reason of this is game that the game triggers adrenaline and sleeping hours are lost and usually most of them are never recovered because next night when the body tells the game addict that it needs sleep and he or she enters a game.

The cycle is broken because of the adrenaline rush the game addict gets from participating in the game.


Sleep deprivation leads to pure destruction of the body because it cant regenerate. The immune system of the body helps regenerate the body and with the lack of sleep, the immune system gets weakened. Let me not go into details about sleep deprivation and its effects on the health, there are tons of information about that.


Imagine you break a leg. The usual procedure when breaking a leg is to put it in plaster and have it there for about 6 weeks before you can take the plaster off.


Now imagine that you take the plaster off every day for 1 hour and take a walk. Will your leg heal in 6 weeks?



There is no doubt that sleep deprivation is catastrophic for the human health and this is what game addiction leads to. We do not see the health effects of this now because the game addiction is quite new. But wait ten years from now and see when people get sleep deprived ten years.