Watching Netflix at night? Why you might be ‘sleeping’ with the enemy

Less binge-watching each day will keep the doctor away.

Staying up until the wee hours of the morning can be harmful to one’s health, as the American Academy of Sleep Medicine warned Tuesday after releasing new guidelines on how to binge-watch responsibly.

Physicians aren’t the only ones catching onto the ongoing battle between sleep and TV viewing. Netflix now considers subscribers’ bedtimes as a rival not too dissimilar from Amazon AMZN, +0.09% and HBO TWX, -0.13%

During the online steaming service’s first quarter earnings call with investors in April, Netflix NFLX, +0.49% chief executive Reed Hastings detailed how the company views its competition.

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