Horror Movies Can’t be that Bad, Can They?

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You may not have watched a lot of horror movies growing up so you could sleep.  Well there actually might be a basis for not watching them beyond being able to sleep that night.  Scary movies can actually induce anxiety in people later in life and have shown results of being terrible for your sleep.  What I’ve learned after my research is that it’s important to limit how often you watch them.  Every once in a while may be okay but if you’re watching them every night then you may have a problem and might need to tone it down.  If you only watch one once every month or so then you’ll be fine.

What Can Happen if I Watch too many Horror Movies?

If you haven’t seen a horror show yet then you’re probably really young or super religious.  I’d venture to say that almost everyone’s seen at least one in their lifetime.  However, studies have shown that frequent viewers tend to have heavy anxiety that can last until even when they’re grown up.  Not to mention many people develop triggers that can create fears that can and will last with them for the rest of their lives.  There are a few things you can do to lessen the dangers of watching horror films.  Instead of getting wrapped up in your own blanket burrito and turning off every possible light, maybe leave a light on or two.  Anything you can do to reduce the jump scares and general anxiety that scary movies can give you will be beneficial for you.

What if I REALLY want to watch one?

Then that’s okay.  You can definitely improve you health without changing your whole life around.  Just try to work on limiting how often it is, and limiting the scariness when you do.  I love them just as much as the next guy, but I make my health a priority and try to protect it at all costs.  You can still get the content of the movie while making it less scary, a light on during it won’t kill you.  Keep this in mind next time the occassion comes up.  It might just save you some sleep.