It's almost time to move the clocks! "Spring Forward, Fall Back."

We're only 3 days away from pushing the clocks forward one hour. This will mean waking up with the sun in the morning and leaving work with some daylight left. Yay!

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No doubt you've heard of the "Winter Blues". They're a real thing. Psychologists say that people feel more depressed in winter months not only because of the frigid temperatures. Winter also means a lack of sunlight. It has been proven that not seeing the sun makes us more stationary, more sluggish, and unmotivated. The idea of sitting home on the couch binge-watching an entire season of our favorite Netflix show sounds like ideal nightly activity. In fact, bingeing your favorite show actually translates to a significant lack of sleep for a large majority of people.

A new survey by the online mattress retailer Amerisleep reveals that 50% of Netflix users say their binge-watching causes them to miss out on valuable sleep. Also, 25% of Netflix subscribers get less than the recommended 7 hours of sleep a night. The average Netflix binge watcher experiences 3.7 nights of poor sleep a week.

In contrast, during the summer months nobody wants to sit inside. We're all ten times more active in the summer, yet why does exhaustion set in during the winter months when all we're doing is sitting in our homes for months on end?

Maybe now we know why. Too much Netflix.

Source: Amerisleep


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