A view of the world in pixels
Your brain isn’t just hit by the content on TV, but by its very construction. What appears to be solid on your screen is actually a construct of thousands of flashing and flickering pixels. Your eyes and brain can’t see this, but they can sure as hell feel it. Your headache and blurred vision might be less about Jon Snow’s death (lies!), and more about the five hours of binging leading up to it.
And if you have been consuming pixels at all hours through your TV, phone, and tablet, the sun never sets on your eyes. As poetic as this might sound, it’s actually disrupting your sleep and destroying your brain. Watching screens prevents melatonin -- the hormonal harbinger of deep sleep -- from entering your tired brain. Sleep deprivation can lead to pretty much any health risk you can imagine, not to mention the fact that it turns you into an asshole. Maybe now’s a good time to hit pause before you’re terrorizing your coworkers tomorrow.