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This is a serious question. Has anyone else noticed that there is something about this game that makes it hard to sleep after playing? I can't explain why, but I find that if I play more than a few minutes before bed, I end up with restless sleep or just can't doze off at all. Other games like FPS or arcade type games don't do this. Seems like there is something about the concentration and focus needed to play just Factorio that is sleep-altering.

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8 months ago - /u/Klonan - Direct link

I think its the dopamine you get from playing Factorio, its very rewarding and enjoyable game, which by human nature we wouldn't play if we didn't get the good brain chemicals.

Dopamine itself is related to being alert and wakeful, other drugs which give you dopamine such as cocaine also keep you awake.

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