I sleep very late because of video game

Malaysia
December 6, 2012 4:45am CST
Yesterday i sleeping at 5.50 am and wake up 10.30 am. Can you believe that! The reason I go to sleep very late because I keep getting playing video games and did not realize it at the clock show near 6 pm. Huh apparently terrible effects of video games!
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16 responses
@shielala (75)
• Philippines
6 Dec 12
I also sleep late at night. Usually around four a.m. to 5 a.m. not knowing the sun will come out in an hour. The reason for this was i keep watching movies online and didn't know the time was so late and so early in the morning. :)
• Malaysia
7 Dec 12
I never addicted to watch movie i just very addicted to playing video games.
• Philippines
7 Dec 12
Oh I see. You might get Carpal Tunnel Syndrome because of that.
• Malaysia
8 Dec 12
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Never heard it before.
@challs12 (549)
• Malaysia
6 Dec 12
Yes, video game has some bad effect to us if we too concentrate on it. Better to slow down your activity on video game cause it has less input to your life growth and has no benefit. I didn't mean video game has no benefit, yes it has some benefit, but to certain people. But for working people and people who has responsibility like wife or children, then it's inappropriate. Just play it once a while, don't put too much time on them, you will loss a lot of interesting part of your life if you spend too much times on video game. You should go out hanging with friends if you still young, go get a girl or go get a good job so that you can collect good money.
• Malaysia
8 Dec 12
I know playing video games is not good. I still want to find what should i do to make me not very addicted with video games.
@nitinnair89 (2895)
• India
6 Dec 12
Hi! I hope you had fun playing games. If i was given a system with internet or some good games, then i am sure i would not have slept the whole day!
• Malaysia
7 Dec 12
Yeah it's a lot of fun when playing video games but do not sleep very late because of video games like what i do, that is not a good habit.
• India
7 Dec 12
Yes i know my friend. It is not a good habit to stay awake just for playing games as it strains our eyes too. :)
@weye13 (114)
• Philippines
7 Dec 12
I used to be just like that too! I'd start playing at night, telling myself that I'll only play for 1-2 hours and next thing I know 6 hours have gone by without my noticing it! It's crazy! But that's one of the signs that a game is good --that you feel very involved in it and you barely notice the time or other things around you. Unfortunately it isn't very good for your health. I end up lacking sleep when I get over involved in playing video games. So what I normally do is set an alarm. Usually every 30 minutes. When the alarm goes off, I force myself to set away from the computer and stretch a bit. This allows me to assess the time and makes quitting a game easier. Unlike if I just continue to play, then it'll be harder to stop playing. However, I can't apply this 30-minute rule when I'm playing MMO's since you can't just pause the game. The rule I have for myself for MMO’s is after I complete a mission, quest or event, I have to go to a town and this gives me to opportunity to log off if I need to. Of course, sometimes I end up not following my own rules. LOL! But it helps that I try. Maybe you can make a similar rule to this?
• Malaysia
10 Dec 12
I set alarm in my cellphone when i playing online games. I set about 2 hours or 3 hours but sometime i break a rule.
@al1979ex (125)
• Philippines
7 Dec 12
yeah that's the effect. you must have a hourly time alarm to remind you of the time. when we were kids my mom sets alarm when we were playing video games (maybe 3 hrs only) then she closes forcely the tv. what if you set the tv to automatically shutdown in 3 hrs? that will kill your game though but can force you to have some shut eye
• Malaysia
10 Dec 12
I think that is good idea so i know how much my time i spend when television shutdown automaticly.
@cobalt20 (1321)
• Philippines
7 Dec 12
How much did you earn there in playing a video game? You must need a rest first and get a nap. I think you are tired when you play them. Just spend time in Mylot not playing video games. Its a waste of time. Time is gold.
• Malaysia
7 Dec 12
I know some online games we can earn money while we play but i play a ps2 games. I cannot control myself when i play my favourite games.
@moneyham (201)
• India
6 Dec 12
I do also have the same habit of playing computer games for hours. Its quiet difficult to quit that. Some how i managed to stopped it. Thank God now i am getting enough spare time.
• Malaysia
7 Dec 12
Yeah when we play the games we like, it is very hard to quit it. Sometime i angry when i playing video games someone call me for something. I hope i can do something to control myself.
@bittu27 (86)
• India
6 Dec 12
I also sleep late, everyday and thats why i am unable to wake up in the morning. I watch movies of my choice in the night. I sleep at 11.30 pm and wake up at 9.30 am in the morning. for this reason, i often get late in reaching my office. It has became my habit but now i am trying to rectify it.
• Malaysia
7 Dec 12
11.30 pm is still early to me. I always sleep around 1 am to 2 am because sometime i online in mylot.
@elisa812 (3033)
• United States
6 Dec 12
Wow, you must have been playing for many hours!! I have sometimes stayed up kind of late playing video games, but definitely not that long! I know video games can really pass the time quickly though. They make it really easy to lose track of time!
• Malaysia
6 Dec 12
Yeah sometime i can control myself. Sometime i just play 1 to 2 hours but when i play my favourite games i spend my time around 4 to 5 hours but sometime 8 hours. Like you say playing video games pass the time very quickly when we playing video games we not realize we play a lot of hour. 1 hour just like 1 minute.
@bluespygirl (2112)
• Philippines
6 Dec 12
Whoa! Spending so much time on video game. Hmmmm, , well, I used to be an addict of video games too when internet isn't around yet. But nowadays, if I can just do overtime waking up, I would do spend hours here in myLot. Nowadays, my myLotting hours is limited. But tell you, I still check in here daily even just to read. Happy Lotting!
• Malaysia
6 Dec 12
When i playing video games i always spend my time around 4 to 5 hours but sometime it reach 8 hours. Luckily that ps2 is own by my sister. She just going to our house every wednesday because that day she has off work. If she always here or that ps2 it's my own i think i always sleep late.
@aabuda (1729)
• Philippines
6 Dec 12
wow...I am not into playing video or online games. I rather do my spare time looking for online jobs and doing Mylot.
• Malaysia
6 Dec 12
I playing video games because internet connection problem i start play from 11 pm and keep getting playing and not realize it near 6 am.
• Philippines
9 Dec 12
As the saying goes, “too much of something is bad” you should know that there cons on things that you abuse. Most especially it will really take effect in your body. Much worse, it will have effects on your health. Too much video game playing can have various bad effects. Not only physical, but also psychological. It can also lead to addiction on something and if it would not be treated, then you will suffer in the future. Also, exposing yourself long on such devices can hurt your eye sight and even worse, putting you in long radiation exposure. Too much exposure on video games may have effect in one’s physical and social being of an individual. Such physical consequences include migraines, sleep disturbances, backaches, eating irregularities, and poor personal hygiene. While in social consequences it involves basically on the part of a person’s gaming addiction. Addicted gamers spend so much time playing that their personal relationships get neglected and sometimes disappear altogether.
@else22 (4319)
• India
7 Dec 12
That's extremely harmful.Give up your over indulgence with video games as soon as possible.There is nothing wrong or harmful with video games as long as you don't play them excessively.Excess of everything is bad and video games are not an exception.I know a lot of boys who are crazy after video games.They keep awake till late night and neglect their studies.I have seen them dozing even in the daytime.Also they suffer from problems in their eyes.
@youless (94397)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Dec 12
I am not surprised to hear that since in the past I also had the similar experience. I was addicted to playing the games, too. At that time I was playing a PC game called the Sims. I forgot the time when I played it. And the time went by so fast and soon it was the dawn. I felt guilty to it. This is why today I seldom want to play the games as I am afraid I can't control myself well.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
7 Dec 12
Nothing wrong with playing video games, but if you would be doing that often, you are depriving yourself with a lot of sleep which might not be good to your health. Less sleep can affect your behavior and relationship with others.
@mzz663 (2775)
• United States
7 Dec 12
I used to do that a lot, it was either games or the computer. I think it's kind of an addiction. You are right, the time does seem to go very fast when I'm playing a game or on the computer...which reminds me...I should get some sleep!!