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Late night gaming can affect your circadian rhythm and sleep cycle. It can also place strain on your eyes, so try to finish gaming an hour or so before bed.

Game over. Ever been playing your favorite video game and end up pulling a muscle? One time I was playing with our Wi-Fit and smacked my hand into a wall. That was fun…

Video Games can cause some injuries, but which is the most common? A new report by CasinoSource.co.uk has revealed which console is the most dangerous to play (due to injuries sustained), and what the most common gaming injuries are. Well, guess what…PlayStation was revealed as the most dangerous console to play.

For PlayStation gamers, you are more likely to gain an injury over any other type of gamer. The report – which surveyed gamers – asked if they have ever gained an injury during gameplay. 77% of PlayStation gamers have gained an injury during gameplay, making it the most dangerous console.

The top 4 most dangerous consoles can be seen below:

Rank Console % of gamers who had experienced an accident whilst playing
1 PlayStation 77%
2 Xbox 74%
3 Nintendo Switch 73%
4 Computer 69%

When asked what type of injury they gained from playing games, the survey revealed the top 5 gaming-related injuries as the following:

Rank Gaming Injury Percentage of gamers who suffer
1 Neck strain 86%
2 Headaches and migraines 84%
3 Gamer thumb (tenosynovitis – repetitive use of the thumb) 41%
4 Eyestrain 32%
5 Back strain 20%

Long-term gaming can lead to injuries – especially if you don’t do anything to avoid the problem. To help gamers with these common injuries, leading UK physiotherapist Tim Allardyce provides his simple top tips to avoid physical and mental pain and strain:

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