How Video Game Addiction Is Hurting Over 1 Million in Colorado
Video games are a great way to escape the world. But how far is too far?
I love playing video games. I play the Madden franchise every year and am used to getting cussed out by 12-year-olds when I play online football.
When I play video games, I get an instinctual feeling when it is time to put down the controller and carry on with my day. Over 1 million people in Colorado do not have the same instincts, and their health is becoming a concern.
Is Video Game Addiction Real?
The World Health Organization officially declared video game addiction a mental health disorder back in 2019.
Game Quitters says that men are much more likely to develop a video game addiction than women.
How Video Game Addiction Affects Coloradans
Online-Solitaire.com took a look at how online video gamers are affected by insomnia. 18% of Coloradans are suffering from insomnia due to their video game habits.
Looking at the numbers, that means that 1,046,172 people have an issue with their sleep due to their video game habits.
We Know It Sounds Silly
When I was a kid, my mom used to tell me all the time that I was addicted to video games. I was just bored at home, and there was nothing else to do. I still believe it did not hinder my school work or my personal life.
Video games are built a lot differently today. Video game companies have developed algorithms to make video games more addictive.
There have been studies about how video games are curated differently, and some experts believe that the video gaming industry is learning how to keep people engaged from casinos.
Do you know somebody who possibly has a video game addiction? Take this quiz to find out.
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