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Top 5 Video Games That Can Put Us Asleep

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Steam. ©. Oct. 18, 2018.

Playing video games before bedtime can affect your sleep, releasing certain neurotransmitters, which can reduce sleep efficiency and alter sleep architecture. Sleep plays a vital role in our natural ability to function on the daily basis. There are some video games that can put us to sleep, but that does not mean they do not serve as entertainment purposes. While playing any video game for too long can put us to sleep, some can affect us more than others. 

Sure, we can cover the video games that are specifically designed to help gamers sleep or we can cover video games that are not, but can still make us hit the snooze button on the alarm clock. This is the top 5 list of video games that can put us asleep and if you know a game deserving to be on the list, tell us on “Twitter.” 

5. Dream Walker: 

In “Dream Walker,” Sandman, the evil spirit of nightmares has Carrol’s husband trapped inside of surreal nightmares. Now, Carrol has to save her husband while the Sandman tries to break loose into the real world. This has 12 hours of gameplay, but if the storyline did not make you think of the character Freddy Krueger from the horror/mystery, “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” maybe you saved your childhood.

Dream Walker | Trailer

4. The Sims: 

“The Sims” is one of the greatest video games of all time, to be fair, but can still put many gamers to sleep. I mean, there is no real storyline and you can basically do whatever you want from getting your dream job, getting rich, getting married, etc. After this continuous cycle, especially if you have the repetitive background music at a reasonable volume, you may find yourself getting sleepy, not feeling the need to stay up, 

3. Euro Truck Simulator:

I am not saying that “Euro Truck Simulator” is an abominable video game. It is actually an engaging video game. Although “Euro Truck Simulator” may not be on the top of everyone’s bucket list, it is still relevant today. Some people may find it to be boring while others find it to be worth their time and money. Drive from different cities like London, to Rome, to Berlin, to Madrid, etc. 

In this realistic game, you are a trucker in Europe and have to pick up cargo, deliver cargo, drive within the speed limit, and adjust your mirrors. Just like an actual trucker, you have to deliver a variety of cargoes on time. Constantly, find yourself looking at traffic signs. Have fun jumping and striking yourself in the face (in the video game of course), but after playing this game, you may do the exact same thing. 

2. Sneak’n’Peek (1982):

“Sneak’n’Peek (1982)” on “Atari 2600“ had potential to be one of the most sensational games of all times, but just is drastically different from a real game of hide and seek. If you grew up playing “Sneak’n’Peek,” maybe it kept you entertained. It is a game about hide and seek played in a house with four rooms and two out of four are identical. If that does not seem bad, no rooms in the house have more than one piece of furniture to hide and you have this timer counting down for you to decide where you will hide. I do not think we have to wonder just where your player may hide.

Atari 2600 / VCS - Sneak n' Peek (U.S. Games 1982)

1. Waiting In Line 3D (2013):

You possibly cannot get anymore boring than waiting in a long line, but wait! They made a game about it called “Waiting In Line 3D” where all you do is (you guessed it) wait in line. The player stands in a queue that hardly ever moves forward, which is a pretty slow and long line. 

Whoever created this game honestly must have been playing a cruel joke in everyone. Courteously ask yourself, “Why?” As true gamers, we would like every video game designer to succeed, but this is not quite the sight to see. More like, “Are limited edition shoes selling at the end of the line or how about the newest video games? You may never find out because you may just fall asleep. This game does an excellent job in indirectly telling us to “Just go asleep!” 

Isaiah Joshua is an author and poet and has a love for video games. In May 2016, he graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor's Degree in Cinema Arts and Science. As an avid gamer, some of his favorite games are "WWF No Mercy, Hitman, Manhunt, Sims 3, Mortal Kombat, and Street Fighter. Conscious in gaming culture, he is always researching gaming history, as well as the latest games to write about.

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