Cards on the table time in Ask the Community Posted April 14, 2020 Hi all, new here. Okay basically I'm 37 years old and I've been gaming maybe almost 30 years. I exclusively play simulation games as they are so immersive and I guess an escape from the real world. I used to play for hours and hours but only in the last couple years have I developed problems. There's one particular game that I love and I stopped playing it last year as it was severely affecting my sleep. I'd think through turns and strategy in my mind, struggling to sleep and I guess my brain was running through that when I did eventually sleep as I'd wake up exhausted with a weird feeling at the back of my head. 2 hours or so of sleep. It was affecting my productivity at work so I had to knock it on the head. As I've got older I spend less hours playing but I can't let scenarios out my mind. Running and running through. Now we're on lockdown here and I loaded my old save. 8 months I hadn't played it. I knew I'd regret it as the sleep insomnia came back. If I play casual games I have no sleeping or addiction issues. But I don't get the buzz off them so I'm always tempted to go back. I probably should jack it in or severely reduce time played, which I can do, but the running through scenarios when not playing is my biggest concern leading to insomnia. Any advice?