Keep Your Eyes Open: Sleep Deprivation And Gaming

Game Informer: Every dedicated gamer has a story about pulling an all-nighter. “I went to a midnight launch and played the game until the sun came up.” “I started playing some multiplayer, and before I knew it, it was time for work the next day.” “I was trying to break a world record.” Whatever shape your story takes, the sleep deprivation probably meant you were tired the following day. However, all-night gaming marathons could have unexpected effects beyond feeling sleepy.

We talked to Dr. Michel Cramer Bornemann, an expert in the field of sleep study and lead investigator at Sleep Forensics Associates (and a gamer himself), about some of the considerations gamers should take into account when they’re planning to stay up playing until the wee hours of the morning.

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