Peak Gaming experiences simulate emotional stress in your body.
Your body treats this stress the same as any other emotional stress you encounter…
running away from an attacker, threat of death, death of close loved ones and daily stresses
where stress hormones are released.
During Gaming especially, your body is reacting as if you are under mortal threat!! If you add lack of proper sleep habits, eating poorly and ignoring what your body is trying to tell you are it’s stress limits, your body will break down where your own DNA is weakest.
Many people are getting Auto Immune Diseases like stomach and intestine inflammations, Migraines, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Thyroid issues, Retinal issues (inner eye), and Chronic Fatigue to name just a few. Use of Stimulant Drinks now frequently used to keep energy levels up to continue gaming are another difficulty for body health, but in combination with all the other bad habits your body is trying to survive, this multiplies the impact.
Can you stop on your own? Yes, but the associated side effects of your inner thoughts and overwhelming feelings can be so strong a drive that they defeat your willpower.