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How to binge-watch Netflix without ruining your sleep

Have your screen time and sleep time too.

Do your eyes a favor and cut down on the binging.

David Nield/Popular Science

If you subscribe to Netflix, Amazon Prime, or any other streaming service, you've probably been there: Gazing at the screen as episode after episode autoplays, until you check the clock and realize just how late it is. After all, series like Stranger Things are seriously good television—so where's the harm?

The problem is that a growing body of evidence suggests the various demands of a modern-day lifestyle, including late-night video binging, are seriously disrupting human sleep patterns—which can damage our overall health. But just try telling people to give up

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